Joseph B. Thibodeau, M.D.


Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Medicine
Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center – Omaha, NE
Residency: University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ
Fellowship: University of Missouri – Kansas/Mid America Heart Institute – Kansas City, MO
Clinic Website: Heart & Vascular Specialists

CHI Health Clinic

Cardiology (Bergan)

7500 Mercy Rd
Omaha, NE 68124

Phone: (402) 398-5880
Fax: (402) 398-6716

Cardiology (Columbus)

4508 38th Street
HealthPark Medical Office Building Suite 157
Columbus, NE 68601

Phone: (402) 562-8445
Fax: (402) 562-7056

Cardiology (Midlands)

11111 S 84th St
Suite 2119
Papillion, NE 68046

Phone: (402) 398-5880
Fax: (402) 592-9020

Cardiology (Schuyler)

104 W 17th St
Schuyler, NE 68661

Phone: (402) 352-3745
Fax: (402) 352-8750

Hospital Affiliation:

Dr. Thibodeau was born and raised in Omaha. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1997. That same year, he entered medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine on Omaha, earning his MD in 2001. Dr. Thibodeau completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson from 2001 to 2004. At the completion of his Internal Medicine residency, Dr. Thibodeau accepted an invitation to be a Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City/Mid America Heart Institute, ultimately serving as the Chief Cardiovascular Medicine Fellow. During his three year Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship, Dr. Thibodeau underwent additional training in patient selection, implantation, and management of pacemakers, biventricular pacemakers, and defibrillators. Dr. Thibodeau returned to Omaha in July, 2007 when he joined the Nebraska Heart Institute as an Invasive Cardiologist. In March of 2008, Dr. Thibodeau left the Nebraska Heart Institute and became a founding member of the CHI Health Clinic Heart and Vascular Specialists, the first and only cardiology/cardiothoracic surgery employed exclusive by CHI Health.

Dr. Thibodeau is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Medicine. He has also completed the exam for special competency in cardiac pacing and defibrillation through the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRExam) and is recognized as a Certified Cardiac Device Specialist.

Dr. Thibodeau is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Echocardiography, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the Nebraska Medical Association, and the Metro Omaha Medical Society.


Thibodeau JB, Pillarisetti J, Khumri TM, Jones PG, Main ML. Mortality rates and clinical predictors of reduced survival after cardioverter defibrillator implantation. American Journal of Cardiology. 2008 Mar 15;101(6):861-4.

Thompson RC, Thibodeau JB, Ramza BM. Computed tomography angiographic demonstration of collateral circulation in superior vena cava syndrome. Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. 2008 Jan; 2(1):57-58.

Khumri TM, Thibodeau JB, Main ML. Transesophageal echocardiographic diagnosis of left atrial appendage occluder device infection. European Journal of Echocardiography. 2007 Aug 4; [Epub ahead of print].

Cardiology Information

Cardiologists are specialists in the prevention, detection and treatment of diseases of the heart, lungs and blood vessels. They manage complex cardiac conditions such as heart attacks, heart disease and life threatening abnormal heart beat rhythms.

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