Ann Thompson, MD, MHCPM

Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics

Vice Dean

Contact Information

Thompsonae[at]medschool.pitt
412-648-9000

Education & Training

BA, Biology, University of Chicago, 1969
MD, Tufts University School of Medicine, 1974
Internship and residency, Pediatrics, Boston Floating Hospital, Tufts‑New England Medical Center, 1976
Residency, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1977
Residency, Anesthesiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1978
Fellowship, Pediatric Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 1979
Postdoctoral research trainee, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1980
Master’s in Health Care Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, 2003

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Eliminating unconscious bias in health professionals
  • Teaching effective clinical reasoning
  • Increasing medical student understanding of the impact of social determinants of health


Johnson EM, Hamilton MF, Watson RS, Claxton R, Barnett M, Thompson AE, Arnold R. An Intensive, Simulation-Based Communication Course for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellows. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2017 Aug 1;18(8):e348-55.

Peters MJ, Argent A, Festa M, Leteurtre S, Piva J, Thompson A, Willson D, Tissières P, Tucci M, Lacroix J. The intensive care medicine clinical research agenda in pediatrics. Intensive care medicine. 2017 Sep 1;43(9):1210-24.

Nguyen-Ha PT, Howrie D, Crowley K, Vetterly CG, McGhee W, Berry D, Ferguson E, Polischuk E, Brooks MM, Goff J, Stillwell T. A quality assessment of a collaborative model of a pediatric antimicrobial stewardship program. Pediatrics. 2016 Apr 6:e20150316.

Li S, Rehder KJ, Giuliano Jr JS, Apkon M, Kamat P, Nadkarni VM, Napolitano N, Thompson AE, Tucker C, Nishisaki A, National Emergency Airway Registry for Children (NEAR4KIDS) Investigators and Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigator (PALISI) Network Investigators. Development of a Quality Improvement Bundle to Reduce Tracheal Intubation–Associated Events in Pediatric ICUs. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2016 Jan;31(1):47-55.

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Vice Dean, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Eugene Wiener Award for Outstanding Contributions to Pediatric Healthcare Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, 2010
Barry A. Shapiro Memorial Award for Excellence in Critical Care Management, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2013
Inspirational Physician Recognition Program, American Medical Association, 2017
Group in Women in Medicine Science Leadership Award, GWIMS AAMC, 2018