Dr. Thompson received a Master of Medical Sciences (MMS) in Physician Assistant Studies from Lincoln Memorial University and has also earned his Doctor of Medical Science Degree from the Lincoln Memorial University – School of Medical Sciences. He is a member of AAPA, TAPA, ADPA and has won Pi Alpha, and DMS Advocate award. Additionally, he serves as a member of numerous SMS, DMS committees, and several community involvement organizations.
Dr. Thompson has been a PA since 2014 and primarily worked in the specialty of sleep medicine in Oak Ridge and Harriman, TN. He also worked in PA education since 2017. Dr. Thompson states that his father was probably the greatest factor that influenced his decision to pursue medicine as a career. He had many opportunities to watch him practice and see firsthand the difference a caring and competent provider can make in someone’s life. Dr. Thompson states that becoming a PA and PA educator is by far the most fulfilling career Dr. Thompson could have envisioned.