Dr. W. Reid Thompson is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include pediatric cardiology, cardiomyopathy, muscular dystrophy, and echocardiography. Dr. Thompson is a member of the pediatric cardiovascular team at the Heart and Vascular Institute at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Thompson was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina, where he was also Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M.D. from the Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He completed his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and performed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at The Children’s Hospital – Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Thompson's research interests include evaluation of ventricular function in patients with muscular dystrophy, Barth syndrome, and status post chemotherapy. He also studies novel methods of teaching and diagnosing heart disease through cardiac auscultation.
Dr. Thompson is a physician at the Johns Hopkins Hospital as well as the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Pediatrics, and the American Board of Pediatrics Sub-Board in Cardiology. He was awarded an Individual National Research Service Award by the National Institutes of Health. He was also an American Heart Association Bugher Fellow and a Child Health Research Center New Program Development Awardee.