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Orthopedic cancer care, Orthopedics




Dr. Thompson is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He is an orthopaedic oncologist specializing in the surgical management of tumors of the extremities and pelvis, with a primary focus on sarcoma and complex limb reconstruction. He practices at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and University of Washington Medical Center. Dr. Thompson is a published author and reviews for both national and international scientific journals. His clinical research focuses on the management of benign, malignant, and metastatic tumors of the musculoskeletal system. He is currently collaborating on projects that will assess the utility of fluorescence-guided surgery in orthopaedic oncology; and to develop new technologies specific this area. He is also interested in optimizing provider-to-provider communication and in assessing the effects of cognitive bias on simulated patient decision making in orthopaedic oncology. He is interested in studying the comprehensive treatment of avascular necrosis of bone in adults and children, and in future applications of computer-assisted surgery.

Dr. Thompson studied biochemistry at the University of Kansas prior to attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine where he was honored with the Best Student Recognition of Achievement in Foundations of Medicine and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed residency in orthopaedic surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center where he was nominated to the Resident Leadership Forum of the American Orthopaedic Association and was the recipient of the Award for Excellence for Outstanding Achievement and Contribution to the Orthopaedic Residency Program. He then completed specialized fellowship training in orthopaedic oncology at the University of Washington.

Dr. Thompson is recognized as an Emerging Leader by the American Orthopaedic Association and is a current member of the Connective Tissue Oncology Society, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (candidate), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (candidate), Fred Hutchinson/University of Washington Cancer Consortium, Seattle Translational Tumor Research, and the American Medical Association.

Personal Interests

Spending time with my beautiful and compassionate wife, adorable young daughters, and a pair of misbehaved dachshunds. Together, we enjoy traveling, camping, hiking, skiing, good food, and new scenery. The challenge and serenity of piloting small aircraft Woodworking Clearing my head on the driving range… despite minimal tangible improvement in my game
Orthopedic Oncology Center at UW Medical Center-Roosevelt

Orthopedic Oncology Center at UWMC-Roosevelt

4245 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA 98105


Minimally invasive surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Sarcoma

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Hospital at UWMC

825 Eastlake Ave. E Seattle, WA 98109-102


Cancer care, Oncology

Virginia Commonwealth University

Residency, 2012, Orthopaedic Surgery

Univ. of Kansas, School of Medicine

Medical Education, 2011

UW - Dept. of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Fellowship, Musculoskeletal