Dr. Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

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

Dr. Thompson received both a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and a Bachelor of Science in History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science from Michigan State University.  He continued his education at the University of Michigan where he earned a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology before returning to Michigan State and earning his Ph.D. in Epidemiology in 2015.  Since the completion of his Ph.D., Dr. Thompson worked as a postdoctoral associate in the Health Services and Policy Research Group at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN.

In the Department of Cardiac Surgery, Dr. Thompson will work within the Section of Health Services Research and Quality under the mentorship of Dr. Donald Likosky.  His research utilizes quantitative methods to evaluate the intended and unintended effects of health policy, health system redesign, and changes in clinical practice in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.