Connecticut Children's Specialty Group

Division Head, Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics, Center for Motion Analysis


Did You Know?

Dr. Thomson served in the U.S. Army for more than ten years and is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm.

Jeffrey Thomson, MD


Education: BA, Catholic University, 1978
MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1983
Residency: Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1983-1984
Orthopaedic Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1984-1988
Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Miami, 1988-1989

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery

Faculty Appointment

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine


Dr. Thomson’s practice focuses on spinal deformity in children (scoliosis), myelomeningocele (spina bifida), neuromuscular disorders, clubfeet and other foot abnormalities, and children’s fractures. He also treats children’s hip disorders such as hip dysplasia and slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Dr. Thomson’s research interests include scoliosis and spinal deformity, spina bifida, gait disorders and clubfeet. He is certified by the Ponseti group and is an expert in the Ponseti clubfoot technique.

Dr. Thomson is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. His is a member of the American Orthopedic Association, Scoliosis Research Society, Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, and the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. Dr. Thomson is the director of orthopedic surgery and the president of the Connecticut Children’s Specialty Group.

Published Research

  • Koenig KM, Thomson JD, Anderson KL, Carney BT. Does Skeletal Maturity Predict Sequential Contralateral Involvement After Fixation of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis? Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 27(7):796-800, 2007.
  • Smith BG, Miriam V, Thomson JD. Low Body Mass Index: A Risk Factor for Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome in Adolescents Undergoing Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis. Journal of Spine Disorders, 22(2):144-8, 2009.
  • Thomson JD, Segal LS. Orthopedic Management of Spina Bifida. Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 16:96-103 - 2010.
  • Lee MC, Stone NE, Ritting AW, Silverstein EA, Pierz KA, Johnson DA, Naujoks R, Smith BG, Thomson JD. Mini-C-arm Fluoroscopy for Emergency-Department Reduction of Pediatric Forearm Fractures. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American Volume, 93(15):1442-7. 2011 Aug.