Dr. Thompson received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed his residency in neurosurgery, as well as a fellowship in image-guided surgery and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2001. He is board-certified in neurosurgery, and is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
Dr. Thompson’s areas of clinical expertise include complex spine surgery, radiosurgery, and brain tumors. Dr. Thompson was selected as a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Young Neuosurgeon’s Committee, he studied in Japan as a Sugita Scholar, was recognized by his peers as a “Top Doctor” in 2009, 2010, and 2011, and serves as a medical consultant for athletes at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
At Memorial Hospital, Dr. Thompson utilizes the latest computer-guided imaging systems to optimize surgical treatments, and improve patient outcomes. For Dr. Thompson, the greatest satisfaction comes from seeing a patient’s quality of life improve as a result of a successful spine or brain operation.
2015 Top Docs Bio
Dr. Thompson absolutely loves living and working in Colorado Springs. He was a regular visitor from Honolulu, until the right set of circumstances led him to Memorial. Dr. Thompson was impressed by his early interactions with the staff. “It is clear that the entire team is focused on the goal that matters most: taking care of the patient. I’m surrounded by amazing staff who enable us to get the very best results for our patients.”
The focus of Dr. Thompson’s practice is complex spine surgery and brain tumors. “When advising patients about difficult medical decisions, I try to view them as if they are members of my family. I ask myself, what would I tell my mother, father or brother to do if they were in this situation?”
Qualifications and experience
- Brain and Nervous System - General Neurosurgery, Brain and Nervous System - Brain Tumors, Brain and Nervous System - Pituitary Disorders, Brain and Nervous System - Spine Diseases and Conditions, Brain and Nervous System - Trigeminal Neuralgia, Neurosurgery, Spine - Cervical disc herniation, Spine - Lumbar disc herniation, Spine - Lumbar spinal stenosis, Surgery - Neurosurgery
- Languages spoken
University of Pittsburgh-School of Medicine (1995)
Temple University School of Medicine (1994)
University of Pittsburgh-School of Medicine (2001)