Jim Thomsen ’74
Jim Thomsen was a member of the first graduating class of The Miami Valley School in 1974, having attended 11th and 12th grades after his family relocated to Dayton from New York. He earned an A.B. in biology from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana and an M.D. at Wright State University School of Medicine, following medical school, he completed residencies in surgery and otolaryngology at Albany Medical College and Medical Center, and a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
After his fellowship, Dr. Thomsen spent two years with the faculty of George Washington University’s Pediatric Otolaryngology Division at Children’s National Medical Center. While there, he dealt with a full range of issues including the etiology of hearing loss, treatment of otitis media, complex head and neck disorders and airway and sinus management.
Dr. Thomsen joined Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat in 1991, where he works with a wide range of pediatric otolaryngology problems. His practice is based at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta where he serves as the Medical Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology. He has lectured both locally and nationally on a variety of pediatric ear, nose, and throat topics and has published in peer review journals. His pediatric clinical interests include management strategies for sinusitis, bleeding disorders, neck masses, otitis media, sleep apnea, airway management, and hearing loss.
Dr. Thomsen is a fellow with the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, a specialty fellow with the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is an active member of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology and has held numerous leadership positions.