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Ann Thompson, MD, MHCPM

Professor, Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics
Vice Chair for Faculty Development, Department of Critical Care Medicine
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Medical Director for Clinical Resource Management
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

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Ann E. Thompson, MD, is Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Professor and Vice Chair for Professional Development in the Department of Critical Care Medicine. She is Medical Director for Clinical Resource Management of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She served as chief of Pediatric Critical Care from 1981 to 2009 and was Interim Chair of the Department of Critical Care Medicine from 2006-2008. She is a Past President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. An undergraduate at the University of Chicago, Dr. Thompson received her MD from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. She completed her pediatric residency at the Tufts New England Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, followed by a residency in anesthesiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in pediatric critical care at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she held her first faculty position. In 1981, Dr. Thompson became the director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.  She continued in that position until a year ago, building and maintaining a successful clinical and academic program, with one of the country’s most distinguished records in clinical outcome, research productivity, and fellowship training. She is chair of the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators Network, former chair of the subboard of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine of the American Board of Pediatrics and a past member of the RRC for Pediatrics of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Board of Directors of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies.  She has lectured widely on a broad range of clinical issues in pediatric critical care at international critical care congresses in North America, South America, Asia and Europe. In the past several years, Dr. Thompson has become particularly interested in institutional administration and public policy affecting the delivery of health care services, especially those for children, and those related to critical care in general. As part of learning more about potential solutions to problems within the U.S. health care system, she completed a degree in Health Care Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University in 2003.
 

Education & Training

     
University of Chicago BA 1969 Biology
Tufts University School of Medicine MD 1974

Medicine

Carnegie Mellon University MHCPM 2003 Masters in Health Care Policy and Management


Administrative Titles

Medical Director for Clinical Resource Management
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Vice Chair for Professional Development
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Honors

   
2003 AAP Section on Critical Care Distinguished Career Award
2004 SCCM Distinguished Service Award
2010 CHP of UPMC Eugene Wiener Award for Outstanding Contributions to Pediatric Healthcare


Current Research Projects

NEAR-4 Kids (National Emergency Airway Registry for children)


Publications

Briassoulis G, Venkataraman ST, Thompson AE:  Energy expenditure in critically ill children.  Crit Care Med 2000;28(4):1166-72..

McJunkin JE, de los Reyes EC, Irazuzta JE, Caceres MJ, Khan RR, Minnich LL, Fu KD,

Lovett GD, Tsai T, Thompson AE:  La Crosse encephalitis in children.  N Engl J Med 2001;344(11):801-7.

Kim IK, Phrampus E, Venkataraman S, Pitetti R, Saville A, Corcoran T, Gracely E, Funt N, Thompson A. Helium/oxygen-driven albuterol nebulization in the treatment of children with moderate to severe asthma exacerbations: a randomized, controlled trial. Pediatrics 2005; 116:1127-

Briassoulis G, Venkataraman S and Thompson A. Cytokines and Metabolic Patterns in Pediatric Patients with Critical Illness. Clinical and Developmental Immunology
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 354047,doi:10.1155/2010/354047  http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cdi/2010/354047.html