J. Keith Thompson, DO, RVT, FACOS

With more than 18 years of vein experience, Dr. J. Keith Thompson is double board-certified in general & vascular surgery and is the medical director of the Vein Institute where he specializes in providing the most advanced treatments for patients with complex venous issues. Prior to founding the VI he played a crucial role in the state in developing minimally invasive treatments for several vascular problems. Dr. Thompson has published research in numerous vascular medical journals. When not working on veins he enjoys time with his wife, two children, and four dogs in south Mississippi.



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Education and Training

Dr. Thompson earned his undergraduate degree at Ole Miss in political science and chemistry before obtaining his medical degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine. Following this, Dr. Thompson completed surgery internship in Fort Worth, Texas followed by surgery residency at Ohio University in Columbus Ohio. After residency he completed a two-year vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. During residency and fellowship he also participated in advanced vascular training at the Ohio State University and  Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Thompson is double board-certified in general and vascular surgery and is also certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. He has performed more than 15,000 vascular/vein procedures. He has given presentations at several conferences nationwide and has served as a clinical professor helping train medical students, residents, and fellows. He is a member of several prestigious vascular & vein societies and also serves on committees of the American Venous Forum.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Thompson is a member of numerous medical societies, a few of which include:

  • American Venous Forum
  • Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society
  • American Vein and Lymphatic Society
  • Society for Vascular Ultrasound
  • American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine

Additional Info

Dr. Thompson has participated in publishing research in several distinguished vascular journals. He performed the first minimally invasive thoracic aortic repair in the state of Mississippi in 2005 and later published the first paper in the state describing this technique which was published in the Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association. 

Dr. Thompson also performed research in the area of blunt injury to the kidney arteries that sometimes occurs in severe car/motorcycle accidents. While a resident in surgery at the busiest Level I trauma center in Ohio he noticed a pattern of vascular injury to the kidney vessels that, at the time, did not have a specific treatment algorithm. With the help of one of his surgery mentors, he was able to publish this research which has since been cited numerous times in the world surgical literature and has helped define how traumatic injuries to kidney vessels can be managed. 

Dr. Thompson has given lectures and numerous vascular presentations at conferences in Chicago, Dallas/Ft Worth, Cincinnati, Miami, Bethesda, New York and others and has participated in training medical students, residents, and fellows.


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What a wonderful place. I'm truly happy I went to see Dr Thompson. He closed an ugly feeder vein that has been my shame for several years. I can't wait for shorts and swimsuit weather. And all of his staff are extra sweet and caring.  It was an excellent experience all the way around. I highly recommend the Vein Institute! You won't be disappointed.

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The Doctor and associates were very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Very well pleased with Dr. Thompson and all his staff. Would recommend him highly.

M.I Other

Very pleased with the procedures so far.

S.A Other

All the staff are super friendly. My wait time was minimal, and my appointment went very smooth.

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