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Paul Davis Thompson, MD

Chief of Cardiology, Emeritus, Hartford Hospital

4.9 /5
111 surveys


Hartford HealthCare Medical Group


Cardiovascular Medicine, Board Certified < Accepting new patients for this specialty
Internal Medicine, Board Certified < Not accepting new patients for this specialty

Areas of Interest

Aortic Disease, Athlete's Heart, Cholesterol Management, Exercise Testing, Genetic Heart Disease, Hypertension, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, LDL Apheresis, Long QT Syndromes, Marfan's Syndrome, Myocarditis, Pericarditis and Pericardial Disease, Pre-Surgical Cardiac Evaluation, Preventive Cardiology, Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy, Sports Cardiology

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Office Locations

  • Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Hartford Hospital

    85 Jefferson Street
    Suite 704
    Hartford, CT 06106
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    Phone: 860.972.1695
    Fax: 860.545.2882


Dr. Paul D. Thompson is Chief of Cardiology and The Athletes' Heart Program at Hartford Hospital and professor of medicine at the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Thompson graduated cum laude in biology from Tufts Medical School. He served as medical intern and resident, as well as cardiology catheterization fellow, at Tufts New England Medical Center and completed his training in cardiology at Stanford Medical Center.

He previously was professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh from 1992 to 1997 and on the Brown University faculty from 1978 to 1992. He has authored more than 400 scientific articles on topics including: the effects of exercise training on preventing and treating heart disease, the risk of sudden death during exercise, the effects of exercise on lipid metabolism, the effects of statins on skeletal muscle and genetic factors affecting the exercise response.

Dr. Thompson is the editor of "Exercise and Sports Cardiology." He is past president of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Sports and Medicine: A Personal Connection:

Dr. Thompson's research and clinical interests in exercise originate from his personal interest in distance running. He qualified for the 1972 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials and finished 16th in the Boston Marathon in 1976.

Dr. Thompson has served as a television medical commentator for two Boston and five New York City Marathons and served as an analyst at the 1992 and 1993 New York City Marathon while running the race. He was NBC's sports medicine analyst at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul and served in a similar capacity for ABC's coverage of the 1991 Pan American Games in Cuba.



Medical School

  • Tufts University School of Medicine MD


  • Tufts New England Medical Center 1974


  • Tufts New England Medical Center 1976


  • Stanford University, Cardiology


  • Tufts University 1969 BS

Faculty Appointments

University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Professor of Medicine

Professional Organizations

American College of Cardiology, Fellow
American College of Sports Medicine, Fellow and Past President


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Insurance Accepted*

Aetna, Anthem, BCBS Medicare, CarePartners of Connecticut, Cigna Healthcare, Colonial Cooperative Care, Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc., Connecticare, Connecticare Commercial, Connecticare Medicare, Corvel, Coventry, Essence Healthcare, Evercare, First Health Group Corp., Focus, Harvard Pilgrim, Health Connecticut, Health Direct, Health New England, Healthy Connecticut, HMC/ Northeast Healthcare, Medspan Commercial, Medspan Medicare, Multiplan, Northeast Health Direct, One Health Plan/ Great-West Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Prime Health Services, Private Health Care Systems, Inc., Senior Whole Health, United Healthcare, WellCare of Connecticut, Inc.

*This information is subject to change at any time. Please check with your insurance provider before scheduling your appointment or receiving services to confirm they are a participating member of the Hartford HealthCare network.

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