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John F. Thompson, MD

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Contact Information

P: 718.741.2450 F: 718.515.5426

Primary Location

The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore3415 Bainbridge AvenueBronx, NY 10467-2403
  • Specialties & Focus

    Specialties

    • Gastroenterology
    Clinical Focus
    • Short Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative colitis, Celiac disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Feeding Disorder, and Chronic Abdominal Pain

    Research Focus
    • Dr. Thompson’s primary research interest is in improving the lives and outcomes of children with intestinal failure and short bowel syndrome. Dr. Thompson has many active IRB approved studies in this area. One study analyses the results of growth, nutritional parameters and liver function in the children followed in the intestinal rehabilitation program at CHAM. Dr. Thompson is also the Principal Investigator in two multi-centered international clinical trials studying the efficacy of Teduglutide in children with short bowel syndrome. Dr. Thompson also collaborates with other physicians in the Division in clinical studies improving outcomes of children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, gastritis and other chronic gastrointestinal conditions

  • Education & Training

    Medical Education

    Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

    Training

    Residency Program

    Wylers Children's Hospital

    Fellowship

    Babies Hospital (Columbia)

  • Biography

    Personal Biography

    John F. Thompson, MD, is Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) and Professor of Pediatrics at our Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Thompson specializes in short bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, feeding disorder, and chronic abdominal pain.

    Dr. Thompson graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a B.A. and M.S. in Chemistry. He was awarded his Doctor of Medicine from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1977. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at Wyler’s Children’s Hospital, University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics in 1980, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Babies Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Thompson was Chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine for 15 years before he was recruited to CHAM in 2009.

    Under Dr. Thompson’s leadership, the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at CHAM has shown remarkable growth and is now one of the premier programs in the country with expertise in inflammatory bowel disease, hepatology and liver transplantation, therapeutic endoscopy, intestinal failure, celiac disease, aerodigestive and eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders.

    Dr. Thompson is the director of the Intestinal Rehabilitation Program at CHAM. His research focuses on ways to improve the lives and outcomes of children who have intestinal failure and short bowel syndrome, with multiple active Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved studies. He also is the Principal Investigator in two multicentered international clinical trials examining the effectiveness of teduglutide for the treatment of short bowel syndrome in children

  • Locations

    Primary Location

    The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

    3415 Bainbridge AvenueBronx, NY 10467-2403

    P: 718.741.2450 F: 718.515.5426


    Additional Locations

    Montefiore Weiler Hospital
    1825 Eastchester RoadBronx, NY 10461-2301 P: 718.741.2332 F: 718.515.5426 Additional Details
    Montefiore Medical Group-Eastchester
    440 White Plains RoadEastchester, NY 10709-2827 P: 718.741.2450 F: 718.515.5426 Additional Details
    Montefiore Medical Center
    111 East 210th StreetBronx, NY 10467-2401 P: 718.920.4321 Additional Details
    Montefiore Wakefield Campus
    600 East 233rd StreetBronx, NY 10466-2604 P: 718.741.2332 Additional Details