Michael  Thompson, MD, PhD

Michael Thompson, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Michael Thompson, MD, PhD, is pediatric endocrinology physician scientist and instructor in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. Michael attended medical school through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Scientist Training Program, earning his graduate degree in cellular and molecular pathology. He completed pediatric residency and pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He joined the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in 2017 to establish his own laboratory studying disease mechanisms in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Michael is the principal investigator on several grants with a research focus on the developmental origins of metabolic liver disease. His current research interest is in understanding how parental obesity effects development of NAFLD in offspring. He is specifically studying how parental obesity alters bile acid metabolism and the microbiome.