Heather Thompson Buum, MD

Heather Thompson Buum, MD


Specialties and Services

Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care Philosophy

Dr. Thompson's patient care interests include hypertension, women's health, preventive medicine, and primary care of the complex medical patient.  She endorses a philosophy of using diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes before resorting to medication or invasive procedures to promote health.

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Breast Cancer Survivorship
  • Consultative General Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Women's Health

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Internal Medicine)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Recognition and Leadership


  • "Best Doctors for Women," Minnesota Monthly Magazine (2011, 2014)
  • University of Minnesota Department of Internal Medicine Award for Outstanding Resident Teaching (2004)
  • Outstanding Medical School Teacher Award, University of Minnesota Foundation (April 2016)
  • Department of Medicine Excellence Award for Clinical Excellence (September 2013)


  • Minnesota Primary Care Transformation Collaborative
  • Course Director for 2nd Year Medical School, Human Health and Disease

Academic Information

Assistant Professor

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