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Earl ("Tommy") V. Thompson IV, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Surgery | College of Medicine

  • Bachelor's Degree: Dartmouth College
  • Medical Degree: Weill Cornell Medical College
  • General Surgery Residency: Medstar Washington Hospital
  • Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (Certification Date: 20180922)
American Board of Surgery (Certification Date: 20160308)



Contact Information
Research Interests

Benign and malignant conditions of the colon, rectum and anus, with special interest in pelvic surgery.

Clinical Interests

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Anal Dysplasia


Adenomatous Polyposis Coli

Adenomatous Polyps

Adenosquamous Carcinoma

Anal Cancer

Anal Fissure

Anal Fistula

Anal Itching (Pruritis ani)

Bowel Obstruction

C. difficile colitis (Pseudomembranous colitis)


Cecal Cancer


Colon Cancer

Colon Polyps

Colonic Disease

Colonic Diverticulitis

Colonic Polyps

Colorectal Cancer


Crohn's Disease

Digestive System Disease

Enterocutaneous Fistula

Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

Fecal Incontinence

Fissure in Ano

Gastrointestinal Cancers

Gastrointestinal Diseases

Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumor

Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Jejunal Cancers

Metastasis Cancers

Mucinous Adenocarcinoma

Mucinous Carcinoma


Neuroendocrine Tumors

Parastomal Hernia

Pelvic Floor Disorders

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic Organ Prolapse


Proctitis (Rectal inflammation)


Pyoderma Gangrenosum

Rectal Cancer

Rectal Diseases

Rectal Fistula

Rectal Prolapse

Rectal Ulcer syndrome


Rectovaginal Fistula

Sigmoid Cancer

Small Bowel Cancer

Small Intestine and Colon Diseases

Small Intestine Cancer

Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome

Ulcerative Colitis

Peer Reviewed Publications

Thompson, Earl V; Snyder, Jonathan R 2019. Recognition and Management of Colonic Perforation following Endoscopy. Clinics in colon and rectal surgery, 32 3, 183-189

Paulson, E Carter; Thompson, Earl; Mahmoud, Najjia . Surgical Site Infection and Colorectal Surgical Procedures: A Prospective Analysis of Risk Factors. Surgical infections, 18 4, 520-526