Editor’s note: Sarah Morean is the Medical School communications manager. This post first appeared on Medical School News.
On Sunday, July 28, the Medical School community lost one of its dearest members. Theodore “Ted” Thompson, M.D., passed away suddenly, just 10 days after celebrating his 70th birthday.
Thompson was a current professor in the Department of Pediatrics and lead academic advisor to the Committee on Student Scholastic Standing in the Office of Medical Education. He was a valued faculty advisor who impacted and encouraged many generations of medical students, residents, and fellows.
Thompson possessed the gift of extreme congeniality and served as a role model for professionalism in medicine. He was an influential figure who advocated tirelessly for issues of student support, scheduling, and career development. In addition, he is the author of numerous abstracts and has been published in such journals as Pediatrics, Pediatric Research, and Journal of Pediatrics.