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James Alan Thompson, M.D.

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Specializes in: Adolescents (12-18 years), Children (1-11 years), Infants (up to 1 year)


Languages: English, Spanish

Expertise: Cardiac Catheterization, Echocardiography, Event Monitors, Holter Monitoring, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics, Preventive Cardiology, Stress Testing


Child Cardiology Associates
Appointment Phone: 703-876-8410

8316 Arlington Blvd
Ste 500
Fairfax, VA 22031 map
Fax: 703-876-8417

Child Cardiology Associates
Appointment Phone: 301-424-8484

9707 Medical Ctr Drive
Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850 map
Fax: 301-424-1835


Dr. James Thompson is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. Dr. Thompson's clinical  interests include interventional cardiology and the critical care of infants and children with heart disease.

He is involved in research on investigating devices to close holes in the heart without surgery and currently acts as principal investigator for the stroke patent foramen ovale ( PFO) trial and migaraine PFO trial. Dr.Thompson has presented and published his research findings at national and international meetings, and he teaches other physicians how to perform device closures of congential heart defects.

He places great emphasis on providing state of the art care to patients and their families, in improving quality of life. Care is provided through scheduled office visits, hospital rounds, and immediate consultation in emergency situations.

When Dr.Thompson is not at the office, he enjoys spending free time coaching his twin boys in soccer and fishing with them at the Potomac River. You can learn more about Dr. James Thompson by visiting . more

Departments / Divisions

  • Pediatrics at Suburban Hospital



  • MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1994)


  • Childrens National Medical Center / Pediatrics (1998)


  • University of California San Francisco / Pediatric Cardiology (2001)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatric Cardiology (2004)

Activities & Honors


  • Medical Director, Child Cardiology Associates


  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College Cardiology

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