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 Michigan Medicine. Prior to joining faculty, he completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship 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 expertise is in the application of novel data science methods to identify and intervene upon opportunities to improve the value of cardiovascular care and inform health policy. He is currently using large-scale clinical and administrative datasets to better understand the determinants and outcomes associated with post-acute care and cardiac rehabilitation after cardiac surgical procedures. He is also interested in evaluating the impact and regulations of emerging technologies on cardiovascular care, including transcatheter valve technology, mechanical circulatory support devices, and telehealth to deliver cardiovascular care.

Since 2019, Dr. Thompson has served as Co-Director of the Michigan Value Collaborative (MVC). Funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the MVC is a statewide collaborative involving 89 acute care hospitals and 40 physician organizations that seeks to improve the health of Michigan through sustainable high-value healthcare.

At the University of Michigan, Dr. Thompson is an active faculty member in the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) at the University of Michigan, and serves on the IHPI Early Career Faculty Advisory Council and Education & Training Workgroup. At a national level, he serves in leadership positions in the American Heart Association Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR) and AcademyHealth Quality and Value Interest Group.