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Paul D. Thompson, MD
Medicine \ Cardiology - Preventive Cardiology
Medical Director of Cardiology and The Athletes’ Heart Program
Hartford Hospital / Cardiology

85 Jefferson Street
Suite: #704
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 545-1695
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Cardiovascular Disease
Hartford Hospital / Cardiology

85 Jefferson Street
Suite #704
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 545-1695
Fax: (860) 545-2882
This office is handicap accessible.
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About Paul Thompson

Dr. Thompson has authored over 200 scientific articles on topics which include the effects of exercise training on preventing and treating heart disease; the risk of sudden death during exercise; the effects of statins on muscle function, and genetic factors affecting the exercise response. He is also an associate editor of “The Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine” and editor of the book, “Exercise and Sports Cardiology”. 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 in Eugene, Oregon and finished 16th in the Boston Marathon in 1976. He continues to run recreationally and has completed the last 11 Boston Marathons. Dr. Thompson has served as a television medical commentator for two Boston and five NYC Marathons and commented on the 1992 and 1993 NYC events while running the race. He was NBC’s Sports Medicine Analyst at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea and served in a similar capacity for ABC’s coverage of the 1991 Pan American Games in Cuba. He has been a guest on Good Morning America nine times.

Professional Organizations
American College of Cardiology, Fellow
American College of Sports Medicine, Fellow and Past President
Areas Of Interest
Athlete's Heart
Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiac Imaging
Cholesterol Treatment
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
Coronary Artery Disease
Exercise Testing
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Nuclear Cardiology
Preventive Cardiology
Research and Academics
Anthem Blue Cross
Oxford Health Plans
United Healthcare
Undergraduate:  Tufts University -1969 BS
Medical School:  Tufts University -1973 MD
Internship:  Tufts New England Medical Center 1973-1974 Medicine
Residency:  Tufts New England Medical Center 1974-1976
Fellowship:  Stanford University 1976-1978 Cardiology
Board Certifications
Internal Medicine
Faculty Appointments
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Professor of Medicine

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