James R Thomsen, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngologist


Primary Specialty



Medical School:
Wright State University School of Medicine
Albany Medical Center
Albany Medical Center
Childrens National Medical Center



James Thomsen, MD, FAAP, FACS, is a Pediatric Otolaryngologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He joined Children’s Medical Staff in 1991 after completing his fellowship training at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC and serving as a faculty member at George Washington University. Over the course of his career, Dr. Thomsen has served in several leadership positions at Children’s, including Section Chief of Otolaryngology, Medical Director of Otolaryngology and Campus Surgical Director at Children’s at Scottish Rite Hospital. In addition to his work at Children’s, Dr. Thomsen is an active member of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO). He currently serves as an ASPO committee chair.

In his spare time, Dr. Thomsen enjoys spending time with his wife, two adult daughters and two Welsh Corgis.

Focus of Practice

  • Pediatric otolaryngology

Areas of Interest

  • Middle ear disease
  • Tonsil and adenoid disease
  • Sleep apnea


Childrens Physician Group - Otolaryngology

Center for Advanced Pediatrics, 2174 North Druid Hills Road NE 1st Floor Atlanta, GA 30329 Get Directions 404-785-5437

Childrens at Fayette

1250 Highway 54 West Suite 200, Outpatient Rehabilitation Fayetteville, GA 30214 Get Directions

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Research & Publications

Dr. Thomsen research interests include the role of music, specifically singing, as a method to decrease anxiety in patients.