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Christopher S. Thompson MD, FACC, SCAI
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Christopher S. Thompson MD, FACC, SCAI

(337) 494-3278
Primary Specialties
  • Cardiology
  • Memorial Medical Group

Primary Office

1717 Oak Park Boulevard
2nd Floor
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 494-3278
(337) 494-3240
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Secondary Office

913 E. Kent Drive
Sulphur, LA 70663
(337) 494-3278

Physician Bio

In addition to being part of the team of cardiologists with Memorial Medical Group, Dr. Thompson also serves as Director of Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital. Previously, he was with Cardiovascular Specialists of Southwest Louisiana and The Heart Associates. He has also worked as a clinical investigator in hypercholesterolemia trials.

In 2016, Dr. Thompson received certification for use of the Diamondback 360 Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System. The OAS is a device used for the treatment of a severely calcified narrowing of a coronary artery. The OAS is a system intended to facilitate stent delivery. The System is used in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) who are acceptable candidates stenting due to severely calcified coronary artery lesions that have not been previously treated.

The Diamondback 360® Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System utilizes a diamond-coated 1.25mm Crown to offer safe outcomes:

  • Differential sanding allows healthy tissue to flex away.
  • Reduces coronary plaque enabling successful stent deployment.
  • Minuscule particulates produced don’t require embolic protection.
  • Continuous perfusion of saline and blood during orbit.


College: Louisiana State University
Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Internship: Charity Hospital
Residency: Medical College of Virginia
Fellowship: University of Florida

Other Specialties/Certifications

Member, American Board of Internal Medicine Interventional Cardiology
Member, American Board of Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular Disease
Member, American College of Cardiology
Member, American Heart Association
Member, American Medical Association
Member, Calcasieu Parish Medical Society
Member, Louisiana State Medical Society
Member, Council on Clinical Cardiology

Areas of Expertise

Lake Charles Memorial offers transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the Edwards SAPIEN 3 valve. This procedure is approved for use in patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis when open heart surgery would be too high of a risk. Our multi-disciplinary heart team consisting of interventional cardiologist Christopher Thompson, MD take a rigorous approach to patient care through our Valve Clinic. With the innovative procedures we are utilizing in treating aortic valve disease, including balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) and TAVR, patients can have an enriched and improved quality of life.


Lake Charles Memorial’s interventional coronary care program is ranked as the top program in the state and as one of the top 100 programs in the country. The analysis is conducted by CareChex®, which looks at patient safety, inpatient quality and measures of mortality, complications and readmission rates.

Accepted Health Plans

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