Dr. David Thompson is an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He serves as director of patient safety education for the department. In this role, Dr. Thompson trains and collaborates with frontline caregivers on quality and safety evidence-based practice-improvement initiatives.
Dr. Thompson is a registered nurse. He received a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Science degree from the University of Maryland. He earned a Doctor of Nursing Science degree from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. His doctoral degree is in health outcomes research and statistical analysis.
His research concentration is in ICU patient outcomes, patient safety and quality improvement initiatives, and multidisciplinary teamwork and safety curriculum development.
He is a recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant from the Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative. He currently co-directs the medical student patient safety course at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Thompson developed the Teamwork and Communication Training Program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.