Kyle Thompson, MD, Joins Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Published: Monday, September 14, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – J. Clifton Hastings, III, MD, FACS; A. Daniel Winston, MD; J. Alan Wolfe, MD; Necole Acton, NP-C; Haley Boyce, PA-C; Lindsay Drevlow, PA-C; Josh Lowman, PA-C; Joy Steinkraus, PA-C; and the staff at Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery welcome Kyle Thompson, MD, to the practice.

Dr. Thompson’s introduction to cardiothoracic surgery started after he graduated from the University of Alabama – Birmingham and went on to work as a Cardiothoracic Surgical Physician Assistant in Jackson, Mississippi.  After a few years assisting, he went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Mississippi.  Prior to completing his Cardiothoracic Surgical residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Thompson took a 63-day philanthropic bike ride across the United States.  The “Journey of Hope” ride started in San Francisco and ended in Washington, D.C., raising awareness and money across the nation for people with mental and physical disabilities.

“Joining NGPG and working in Georgia’s #1 Heart Hospital is exactly where I want to be,” says Dr. Thompson.  “To be part of a top- rated surgical team and to operate in a facility that is recognized by the American College of Cardiology and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for having outstanding results for cardiac patient care is exciting” says Dr. Thompson.

NGPG Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery performs more than 600 cases a year, specializing in conditions of the heart, lungs, esophagus, diaphragm and great vessels including:

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
  • Minimally invasive heart valve surgery
  • Aortic aneurysm repair
  • Congenital heart disorders
  • Transmycardial Laser Revascularization (TMR)
  • Lung disease (including malignant and benign)
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Reflux disease
  • Achalasia
  • Zenker’s diverticulum
  • Surgery of the chest wall
  • Minimally invasive vein harvesting for CABG

For more information about cardiovascular and thoracic surgery services available through NGPG visit   NGPG Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery is an affiliate of Northeast Georgia Health System.


Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) brings together more than 250 talented physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, midwives and other clinical staff representing more than 20 specialties at more than 80 locations across North Georgia.  Learn more at

NGPG is affiliated with Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), which serves more than 800,000 people in more than 13 counties across the region.  As part of NGHS, patients of NGPG have a direct connection to Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Georgia’s #1 Hospital (CareChex®).  Learn more at