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Craig A. Thompson, MD

  • Specialty: Interventional Cardiology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-5656
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Pioneer in the Treatment of Chronic Total Occlusion
Director
Cardiac Catherization Laboratory
Editor-in-Chief
Textbook of Cardiovascular Intervention

About Me

I was motivated to become a cardiologist as a teenager, when my father had open coronary bypass surgery. I recognized the value cardiac surgeons bring to patients’ lives, often in challenging circumstances. However, the impact invasive procedures can have on people’s health became apparent. This led me to study interventional cardiology, then in its relative infancy, to help patients in a less invasive manner.

As an interventional cardiologist, I treat people who have advanced complex coronary disease. Often, I work with patients with conditions that were previously undertreated or undiagnosed, or who have been told they have poor or no options. I collaborate with other cardiac specialists who are experts in various areas of cardiovascular illness. Collectively, we strive to offer best-in-class care across the spectrum of illness that our patients may have.

I am the director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at NYU Langone and oversee all cardiac catheterization laboratories in our various locations. I am delighted to lead a dedicated and accomplished assembly of clinicians, researchers, and healthcare professionals across our hospital system. We work to improve the lives of people who have various forms of cardiovascular disease. Our team applies best-practice models and attempts to solve clinical challenges with the individual patient in mind.

I listen to my patients to understand the nuance and complexity of their individual needs and concerns. Only then am I able to apply experience, science, and best practice to create a customized patient experience and optimal outcomes. My job is to solve any technical challenge or clinical riddle to produce successful results for my patients. I believe there is a responsibility to give back, be it through innovation, education, or policy, to improve peoples’ lives at hospital, health system, national, and global levels.


Credentials

Positions
  • Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Director, Interventional Cardiology, NYU Langone Health
  • Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Tisch Hospital
  • Lead, NYU Langone Health System Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease), 2001
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Interventional Cardiology, 2003
  • Fellowship, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Insitute of Technology, Clinical Investigator, 2003
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Cardiovascular Disease, 2001
  • Residency, University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Internal Medicine, 1998
  • MD from University Of Mississippi, 1995
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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna Medicare
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Agewell
    • Agewell
  • Amidacare
    • Amidacare
  • Centerlight
    • Centerlight
  • Cigna
    • Cigna EPO/POS
    • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
    • ElderPlan
  • Emblem
    • Emblem Select Care Exchange
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus Essential
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • Fidelis
    • Fidelis Child Health
    • Fidelis Essential
    • Fidelis Family Health
    • Fidelis Medicaid
    • Fidelis Medicare
  • GHI
    • GHI CBP
    • GHI HMO
  • HIP
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Child Health
    • HIP EPO/PPO
    • HIP Essential
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicaid
    • HIP Medicare
    • HIP POS
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Locations and Appointments

NYU Cardiac Catheterization Associates

550 1st Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • Prospective Multicenter Single-Arm Global IDE Study of the Shockwave Coronary Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) System with the Shockwave C2 Coronary IVL Catheter in Calcified Coronary Arteries (Disrupt CAD III Study)

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  • Prospective Randomized 1:1 Multi-Center Clinical Trial designed to Evaluate Orbital Atherectomy (OA) vessel preparation compared to conventional angioplasty technique for the treatment of severely calcified coronary artery lesions.

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Publications

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