Matthew J. Thompson M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. Not accepting new patients

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Primary care - family medicine




Dr. Thompson is a family physician and UW professor of family medicine and vice-chair for research where he holds the Helen D. Cohen endowed professorship. He is an active family doctor, clinical researcher, and teaches clinicians.

He grew up in Scotland and attended medical school at the University of Glasgow, and after doing family medicine training in the U.K. and working in Africa, he moved to the University of Cincinnati to do a family medicine residency. He came to the UW to do a research fellowship in 1999, and after being at UW for 4 years, moved to the University of Oxford in England to join the faculty and do his doctoral degree in primary care research (called a D.Phil. in Oxford).

His research on the faculty at the University of Oxford for 10 years has focused in 3 main areas – child health, diagnostic tests, infectious disease. He collaborates with researchers in many different countries, and has published over 150 research papers. He now leads the research section in the Department of Family Medicine at the UW.

Currently this provider is not accepting new patients. Providers who are not accepting new patients typically accept relatives of current patients.

Personal Interests

Bicycling, gardening, travel.

UW Neighborhood Northgate Clinic

314 NE Thornton Place Seattle, WA 98125


Acute illness and injury, Adolescent medicine, Behavioral healthcare, Children's care

University of Oxford

Ph.D, 2007

UW - School of Public Health

Master Public Health, 2001

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Medical education, 1997

Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Hygiene and Public Health

Other Education, 1996

University of Glasgow

Medical education, 1989

University of Oxford, Dept Primary Care

Teaching Appointment

UW - Dept. of Family Medicine


Univ. of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Residency, Family Medicine

Univ. of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Internship, Internal Medicine

St. Johns Hospital


Oregon Health & Science University

Teaching Appointment

Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research

Teaching Appointment


Board Certifications
  • Family Medicine, 1999, American Board of Family Medicine