Dr. Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Cardiac Surgery
Section of Health Services Research and Quality

Dr. Thompson is an Assistant Professor in the Section of Health Services Research and Quality, Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Michigan Medicine.  Prior to joining faculty, he completed his postdoctoral training in health services and policy research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2017. He received his Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Michigan State University in 2015 and his MPH from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 2011. His research seeks to improve the value of cardiovascular care through identifying and reducing unwanted variation in care, understanding the diffusion of novel technologies, and evaluating and informing health policy.

Dr. Thompson publishes regularly in both clinical and health policy journals, such as JAMA Cardiology, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, Critical Care Medicine, Health Affairs, The American Journal of Managed Care, and Health Services Research. In 2014, he received a Young Investigator Research Grant from the American Heart Association, and in 2017 was awarded the AHRQ/HCUP Outstanding Article of the Year Award.  He also serves as the Co-Director for the Michigan Value Collaborative, a collaborative quality initiative involving 89 Michigan hospitals and 31 physician organizations with the mission of providing the best possible outcomes at the lowest reasonable cost.  He is also a faculty member in the Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy and the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at the University of Michigan. Dr. Thompson is also an active member in the AHA Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research, AcademyHealth, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons.