Dr. Thomas Christopher, MD

Dr. Thomas Christopher, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
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Age 62
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Dr. Thomas Christopher, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Richmond, VA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery.

7101 Jahnke Rd Ste 500

Richmond, VA 23225

Contact Information

(804) 320-2751

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • 12 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Christopher performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Congenital Heart Disease
very high
more than 91% of peers
Aneurysm
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Christopher's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Christopher "Our team is a leading provider of cardiac surgical procedures in the state of Virginia, and the leader in Central Virginia, where we perform the majority of all major heart operations."

2  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

40  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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45  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Duke University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Duke University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Duke University Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Christopher has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Christopher's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Christopher to family and friends
10 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Christopher's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

I cannot speak highly enough about the care I received from Dr. Christopher. He was very engaging and easy to talk with, explained the TAVR procedure thoroughly and in lay terms I could easily understand. He was respectful, and spent as much time as I needed to ask questions. He also has a wicked...more
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I met Dr. Christopher for the first time when he was making his rounds in the hospital one Sunday in 2004 after I was admitted for a possible TIA. An aorotic aneurism was discovered during testing. I must have talked to 5 or 6 doctors that frightening weekend. Dr. Christopher 's patience and...more
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The extent to which Dr Christopher and his staff went to assure my understanding of surgical options and the intended outcomes of each was remarkable and appreciated. As a surgeon his manner and expertise merits a 5-star rating. His professionalism in preparing for, and executing the TAVR procedure...more
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Dr. Christopher and his team treated me for Endocarditis with Staph infection and Sepsis. It was one of the most toughest journey's in my life of 49 years on Earth. I stumbled on Dr. Christopher's care for surgery. I can't speak high enough for his talent, bedside manner and the way he set my...more
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I recently needed my second open heart surgery in 4 years. With multiple medical issues, my cardiologist referred me to Dr. Thomas Christopher. He is methodically precise in his planning, provides exceptional detail and reassurance to the patient and family and demonstrates extraordinary patience...more
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