James Thompson

James Thompson, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist

  • Undergraduate

    University of North Carolina
  • Graduate

    University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Residency

    Children’s National Medical Center, Pediatrics, Chief Resident


  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
  • Pediatric Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cardiology

Memberships & Associations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Cardiology


  • Practice Medical Director

Dr. James Thompson’s research includes investigating devices to close holes in the heart without surgery. He is acting principal investigator for the stroke patent foramen ovale (PFO) trial and migraine PFO trial. He has performed more than 1,200 device closures of atrial septal defects, PFO and ventricular septal defects and teaches other physicians how to perform device closures of congenital heart defects. Dr. Thompson has presented and published his research findings at national and international meetings.

Dr. Thompson's clinical interests include interventional cardiology and the critical care of infants and children with heart disease.

He enjoys spending his free time taking his twin boys to their soccer games and swim meets and fishing with them on the Potomac River.

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