Errington C. Thompson, MD

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Academic Surgeon

Errington C. Thompson, MD, is the epitome of an academic surgeon. He is currently an associate professor of surgery at Marshall University’s Joan C. Edward’s School of Medicine. Dr. Thompson is the Director of Trauma Services. His academic career started at LSU in Shreveport in the mid-’90s. He is proud to call Timothy Buchman, MD, Edwin Deitch, MD and John C. McDonald as his mentors. Dr. Thompson is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Society of Critical Care Medicine. He is dedicated to teaching, learning and continuing to improve every da. Dr. Thompson is a leader in medicine and his community. He has written over 20 medical articles and several book chapters. He has presented lectures at local, regional and national meetings. He is active in a number of service projects and initiatives. Currently, Dr. Thompson is focusing on improving resident education and creating an atmosphere of safety for patients. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

Dr. Thompson was educated at Emory University and Southwestern Medical School and served on the AMA’s Committee to End Healthcare Disparities and Board of the Mountain Area Red Cross (2008-2012).

His vast contributions to the community include his service on the Board of the YMI (2007-2009) as well as on the Board of the Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement (ABIPA) (2006-2009).

As host of the Where’s the Outrage Show (2005-2007) and The Errington Thompson Show (2007 – 2010) radio shows, Dr. Thompson has interviewed some of the biggest names in the progressive and medical community, including Rachel Maddow, Amy Goodwin (Democracy Now) and Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle. Dr. Thompson has used his radio show to inform on several medical issues also. He interviewed Dr. John Nelson, past president of the AMA and they discussed the important issue of health care disparities. An interview with pediatrician Dr. Greg Dworkin who lives in the Sandy Hook area focused on gun violence. One of his funniest and most informative interviews was with his fellow trauma surgeon Edward E. Cornwell, III, who is Chief of Surgery at Howard University. They discussed how having insurance was a strong predictor of outcome in trauma. The discussion was based on ground breaking research done by Dr. Cornwell. In one of the most emotional interviews ever conducted by Dr. Thompson, he spoke with Dr. Michael Saag, infectious disease physician at the University of Alabama Birmingham who has treated HIV/AIDS patients for over 30 years. Dr. Saag has seen the medical treatment for AIDS and HIV change from “there is nothing that we can do” to a drug cocktail that gives most patients a chance to live a normal life.

Also a full-time sports fan, Dr. Thompson resides on the Ohio River in West Virginia and is available for lectures.

Book: A Letter to America


The book A Letter to America: Is President Bush Leading us in the Right Direction? is Dr. Thompson’s definitive commentary on the state of affairs in American politics and a look at how the political climate fits into the nation’s history. Got questions? He’s got answers.

Dr. T’s Insights on Healthcare


Are you curious about the latest news in the Healthcare industry? Dr. Thompson takes you through his real life experiences and weighs in on current issues that affect every American. You don’t have to filter through tons of news sites about health news; follow Dr. Thompson.

Where is the Outrage?


Where is the Outrage is packed full of progressive ideas and calls for action. Change happens now, and it happens with you. Constant updates and insightful commentary make this a must-read resource for anyone interested in American politics.

Dr. Thompson’s Blog Talk Radio


If you like to listen to the news, then you’ve got to check out Blog Talk Radio & listen in with Dr. Errington Thompson for insightful interviews, progressive discussion, sports talk, and more. Always thoughtful, intelligent and entertaining. Join the discussion.

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