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If you live in Lancaster County, you can now register to receive your COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more and get answers to vaccine questions.

Don’t put off the essential care you need because of COVID-19. We continue to safely schedule office appointments, surgeries and procedures so you can get the care you need now. We can even help you find a doctor.

For everyone's safety, masks are required for everyone in our facilities. This includes visitors and patients (except in special circumstances).

Richard B. Thompson

Richard B. Thompson, MD

Proud member of Bryan Health Connect

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Cardiothoracic Surgery

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My Approach to Care

I chose to come to Bryan Heart because the people in Nebraska are special. Having been all over the country, what stands out to me was that the compassion the team shows their patients is incredible. Here every patient is special. You can rest assured that here at Bryan you’re going to receive world-class care. The physicians and the operating team who will be working with you are amongst the best in the world. 

Education & Training

Medical School

Columbia University College of Physician & Surgeons


Duke University Medical Center


Duke University Medical Center
University of Virginia Hospitals

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
    • Subspecialty Certification: Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
    • Subspecialty Certification: Thoracic Surgery

    Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
    Fellow, American College of Cardiology (FACC)
    Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians (FACCP)

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