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Nathan L. Thornton, MD


Doctor of Medicine


Current Patients Only
No new patients at this time
No Referral Required

Facilities & Clinics

  1. St. Luke's Children's Hospital - Neonatology

    • Address
      190 E Bannock St Boise, ID 83712
    • Phone
      (208) 381-2661
      (208) 381-2893

  2. St. Luke's Children's Hospital - Neonatology

    • Address
      801 Pole Line Rd W Twin Falls, ID 83301
    • Phone
      (208) 381-2088
      (208) 381-2893

About Nathan L. Thornton


Nathan Thornton, MD is a neonatologist with special interest in neonatal cardiac physiology. He is committed to effective communication and strives to simplify complex medical concepts to ensure parent understanding. In addition to providing patient care, he serves as a member of St. Luke's pediatric peer review committee.

Dr. Thornton completed his pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship at the University of Utah/Primary Children's Medical Center. During his fellowship, his research and publications focused on dysfunction in the neonatal immune system.

Prior to joining St. Luke's, Dr. Thornton practiced at Dell Children's Medical Center in Austin, TX.

In his free time, Dr. Thornton enjoys mountain and road biking, backpacking, and traveling with his wife, a pediatric pharmacist. He is also a huge fan of high-quality coffee.

Dr. Thornton cares for babies in the NICU at St. Luke’s Boise, Magic Valley, Meridian, and Nampa.

  • Medical School

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • Residency

    University of Utah
  • Fellowship

    University of Utah
  • Board Certification

    Neonatal Perinatal Medicine
  • Gender

  • Languages Spoken