Fellowship trained in Pediatric ENT

Interests: Pediatric Airway, Airway Reconstruction, Laryngeal Papalloma, Healthcare Economics, Congenital Abnormalities in Children

LeBonheur Children's Hospital
St. Jude Research Hospital

Tel: (901) 448-5886


  • University of California Los Angeles, Anderson School of Business, Business Administration (MBA)
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Residency-Otolaryngology HNS
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Residency-General Surgery
  • M.D., University of California Medical School, Medicine
  • B.A., University of California, Zoology


Jerome W. Thompson, MD, M.B.A., Chairman (January 2000 to August 2016) of University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.  He is a native of the Mid-South. Dr. Thompson attended college at the University of California, Riverside, then received his M.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) MedicalSchool and completed his Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Residency at UCLA.  He did his postdoctoral training in Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital (USC), under the direction of Seymour Cohen, where he later joined the faculty.  He went on to earn his MBA degree from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA.  He was one of the thirteen (13) founding members of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) in 1986, and is Past President of this organization in 2009.  Upon returning to Memphis, he developed a thriving Pediatric ENT Division for UT at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center (now known as ULPS (University of Tennessee LeBonheur Pediatric Specialists), and Division Chief, at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Associate Dean-UT GME/CME Department(1999-2001).  He was Chief of Surgery at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center and Chairman of Methodist Healthcare Otolaryngology Department (2010-2011).  Dr. Thompson is currently involved in the study of medical economics and laryngeal papilloma research. Voted Best Doctor in America 22 years in a row (1994-2016), Chairman of Tennessee Medical Association (TMA) Membership Committee, Past Chair, Tennessee Medical Association (TMA)- Insurance Issues Committee and current Chairman, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Audit Committee.




Research keywords

Medical Economics

Research interest/specialty

Recurrent laryngeal papillomatosis


  1. Thompson, JW. Merge or die. Tenn Med, 103 (7), 7, 2010.
  2. Sternberg, TG, Thompson, JW, Schoumacher, RA, Lew, DB. Recurrent stridor in a 9-year-old child after a choking and aspiration event. Allergy Asthma Proc, 31 (2), 154-7, 2010.
  3. Rohman, GT, Chandra, RK, Thompson, JW. Carotid artery spasm secondary to acute isolated sphenoid sinusitis: implications on workup and treatment. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 136 (2), 197-9, 2010.
  4. Sternberg, TG, D, M, Thompson, JW, D, M, Schoumacher, RA, D, M, Lew, DB, D, M. Recurrent stridor in a 9-year-old child after a choking and. Allergy Asthma Proc, 2009.
  5. Donepudi, SK, Stocks, RM, Pivnick, EK, Mineck, C, Thompson, JW. Cleft palate lateral synechia syndrome: an opportunity for unique surgical closure. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 73 (6), 861-6, 2009.
  6. Thompson, JW. TMA IIC keeping track of TennCare inequities. Tenn Med, 102 (4), 9, 2009.
  7. Thompson, JW, Newman, L, Boop, FA, Sanford, RA. Management of postoperative swallowing dysfunction after ependymoma surgery. Childs Nerv Syst, 2009.
  8. Thompson JW, Rajan R. Tracheal Compression Secondary to Esophageal Dilatation After a Slipped Nissen Fundoplication. Laryngoscope, S1 (119), 146, 2009.
  9. Thompson JW, Hodges JM, Gorman M, Shires CB, Stocks RM. Tessier 7: A Case Report and Literature Review. Laryngoscope, S1 (119), 148, 2009.
  10. Thompson JW, Rohman GT, Rajan R, Selph JP. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus as a Cause of Neonatal Suppurative Parotitis. Laryngoscope, S1 (119), 147, 2009.
  11. Shires, CB, Shete, MM, Thompson, JW. Management of suprastomal tracheal fibroma: Introduction of a new technique and comparison with other techniques. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 73 (1), 67-72, 2009.
  12. Patton, HM, Lavine, JE, Van Natta, ML, Schwimmer, JB, Kleiner, D, Molleston, J, ,. Clinical correlates of histopathology in pediatric nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Gastroenterology, 135 (6), 1961-1971.e2, 2008.
  13. Hall, CJ, Thompson, JW, Bailey, J. Health care reform: pediatric elective surgery payer mix and utilization under Tenncare managed competition. Tenn Med, 101 (10), 39-43, 2008.
  14. Vieira, F, Allen, SM, Stocks, RM, Thompson, JW. Deep neck infection. Otolaryngol Clin North Am, 41 (3), 459-83, vii, 2008.
  15. Ellis, DT, Thompson, JW, Godambe, SA. Uncommon odynophagia: an unusual presentation of retropharyngeal free air in an adolescent. J Emerg Med, 34 (3), 333-4, 2008.
  16. Stumpe, MR, Handorf, C, Thompson, JW, Chandra, RK. Absorbable biomaterials used within paranasal sinuses: an animal study. Am J Rhinol, 22 (1), 82-5, 2008.
  17. Thompson JW, Shete MM, Stocks RM, Glickstein J. Recurrent Thyroglossal Duct Cyst Presenting as Upper Airway Obstruction: A Case Presentation and Review of the Litrature. International Jrnl Ped Otorhinolaryn Extra (3), 31-34, 2008.
  18. Thompson JW, Shete MM. Spontaneous air in the retropharyngeal space presenting with Hypoxemia and neck pain in a child with neuroblastoma: A Case Report. International Jrnl Ped Otorhinolaryn Extra (3), 71-74, 2008.
  19. Hall, CJ, Thompson, JW, Bailey, J. Health care reform: pediatric elective surgery payer mix and utilization under TennCare managed competition. Tenn Med, 100 (8), 41-5, 2007.
  20. Newman, LA, Boop, FA, Sanford, RA, Thompson, JW, Temple, CK, Duntsch, CD. Postoperative swallowing function after posterior fossa tumor resection in pediatric patients. Childs Nerv Syst, 22 (10), 1296-300, 2006.
  21. Glickstein, JS, Chandra, RK, Thompson, JW. Intracranial complications of pediatric sinusitis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 134 (5), 733-6, 2006.
  22. Whatley, WS, Thompson, JW, Rao, B. Salivary gland tumors in survivors of childhood cancer. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 134 (3), 385-8, 2006.
  23. Donepudi, SK, Ahmed, KA, Stocks, RM, Nelson, D, Thompson, JW. Aural involvement in loxoscelism: case report and literature review. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 69 (11), 1559-61, 2005.
  24. Whatley, WS, Allison, DW, Chandra, RK, Thompson, JW, Boop, FA. Frontal sinus fractures in children. Laryngoscope, 115 (10), 1741-5, 2005.
  25. Naidu, SI, Donepudi, SK, Stocks, RM, Buckingham, SC, Thompson, JW. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus as a pathogen in deep neck abscesses: a pediatric case series. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 69 (10), 1367-71, 2005.
  26. Ahmed, KA, Thompson, JW, Joyner, RE, Stocks, RM. Airway obstruction secondary to tracheobronchial involvement of asymptomatic undiagnosed Crohn's disease in a pediatric patient. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 69 (7), 1003-5, 2005.
  27. Williams, GB, Kun, LE, Thompson, JW, Gould, HJ, Stocks, RM. Hearing loss as a late complication of radiotherapy in children with brain tumors. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 114 (4), 328-31, 2005.
  28. Bodin, F, Salazard, B, Bardot, J, Magalon, G. Craniofacial cleft: a case of Tessier no. 3, 7 and 11 cleft. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, 59 (12), 1388-90, 2005.
  29. Hafner, JW, Costello, TH, Stocks, RM, Ibrahim, F, Thompson, JW. Childhood primary parotid non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with direct intracranial extension: a case report. Ear Nose Throat J, 83 (12), 828-30, 843, 2004.
  30. Sieg, P, Hakim, SG, Jacobsen, HC, Saka, B, Hermes, D. Rare facial clefts: treatment during charity missions in developing countries. Plast Reconstr Surg, 114 (3), 640-7, 2004.
  31. Stocks, RM, Gould, HJ, Bush, AJ, Dudney, BW, Pousson, M, Thompson, JW. Ototoxic protection of sodium thiosulfate: daily vs constant infusion. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 131 (1), 115-9, 2004.
  32. Sigler, MO, Stein, J, Zuker, R. A rare craniofacial cleft: numbers 7, 2, and 3 clefts accompanied by a single median lip pit. Cleft Palate Craniofac J, 41 (3), 327-31, 2004.
  33. McCarty, ML, Wilson, MW, Fleming, JC, Thompson, JW, Sandlund, JT, Flynn, PM, Knapp, KM, Haik, BG, Ribeiro, RC. Manifestations of fungal cellulitis of the orbit in children with neutropenia and fever. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg, 20 (3), 217-23, 2004.
  34. Stocks, RM, Egerman, R, Thompson, JW, Peery, M. Airway management of the severely retrognathic child: use of the laryngeal mask airway. Ear Nose Throat J, 81 (4), 223-6, 2002.
  35. Stocks, R, Cannon, CB, Wang, WC, Horwitz, EM, Thompson, JW. Reversal of obstructive sleep apnea in osteopetrosis following bone marrow transplantation. Clin Pediatr (Phila), 41 (1), 55-7, 2002.
  36. Anghelescu, DL, De Armendi, AJ, Thompson, JW, Sillos, EM, Pui, CH, Sandlund, JT. Vincristine-induced vocal cord paralysis in an infant. Paediatr Anaesth, 12 (2), 168-70, 2002.
  37. Myers, LK, Higgins, GC, Finkel, TH, Reed, AM, Thompson, JW, Walton, RC, Hendrickson, J, Kerr, NC, Pandya-Lipman, RK, Shlopov, BV, Stastny, P, Postlethwaite, AE, Kang, AH. Juvenile arthritis and autoimmunity to type II collagen. Arthritis Rheum, 44 (8), 1775-81, 2001.
  38. Snowden, RT, Thompson, J, Horwitz, E, Stocks, RM. The predictive value of serum interleukins in recurrent respiratory papillomatosis: a preliminary study. Laryngoscope, 111 (3), 404-8, 2001.
  39. Jackson, AL, Rashed, H, Cardoso, S, Wong, F, Werkman, R, Thompson, J, Abell, TL. Assessment of gastric electrical activity and autonomic function among diabetic and nondiabetic patients with symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux. Dig Dis Sci, 45 (9), 1727-30, 2000.
  40. Leake, FS, Thompson, JW, Simms, E, Bailey, J, Stocks, RM, Murphy, AM. Acquisition of hearing aids and assistive listening devices among the pediatric hearing-impaired population. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 52 (3), 247-51, 2000.
  41. Thompson, JW, Chesney, RW, Stocks, RM, Shmerling, J, Herron, P. Pediatric hospitals' and physician strategies for the 21st century. Clin Pediatr (Phila), 38 (5), 259-63, 1999.
  42. Thompson, JW. Cholesteatomas. Pediatr Rev, 20 (4), 134-6, 1999.
  43. Stocks, RM, Thompson, JW, Church, JA, Kun, S, Simms, E. Severe combined immunodeficiency: otolaryngological presentation and management. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 108 (4), 403-7, 1999.
  44. Shenep, JL, English, BK, Kaufman, L, Pearson, TA, Thompson, JW, Kaufman, RA, Frisch, G, Rinaldi, MG. Successful medical therapy for deeply invasive facial infection due to Pythium insidiosum in a child. Clin Infect Dis, 27 (6), 1388-93, 1998.
  45. Garcia, NM, Thompson, JW, Shaul, DB. Definitive localization of isolated tracheoesophageal fistula using bronchoscopy and esophagoscopy for guide wire placement. J Pediatr Surg, 33 (11), 1645-7, 1998.
  46. Derkay, CS, Rimell, FL, Thompson, JW. Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. Head Neck, 20 (5), 418-24, 1998.
  47. Stocks, RM, Wang, WC, Thompson, JW, Stocks, MC, Horwitz, EM. Malignant infantile osteopetrosis: otolaryngological complications and management. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 124 (6), 689-94, 1998.
  48. Thompson, JW, Colin, W, Snowden, T, Hengesteg, A, Stocks, RM, Watson, SP. Fire in the operating room during tracheostomy. South Med J, 91 (3), 243-7, 1998.
  49. Stocks, RM, Egerman, RS, Woodson, GE, Bower, CM, Thompson, JW, Wiet, GJ. Airway management of neonates with antenatally detected head and neck anomalies. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 123 (6), 641-5, 1997.
  50. Thompson JW, Reilly JS, MacArthur C. Pediatric Aerodigestive Foreign Body Ingestive and Complications: Relationship to Timeliness of Diagnosis. Laryngoscope, 1 (107), 17-20, 1997.
  51. Stocks RM, Thompson JW. Unusual Neck Masses Secondary to Jugular Venous Abnormalities: Case Report and Discussions. Am Surg., 4 (63), 305-309, 1997.
  52. Thompson, JW, Stocks, RM. Brief bilateral vocal cord paralysis after insecticide poisoning. A new variant of toxicity syndrome. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 123 (1), 93-6, 1997.
  53. White, LL, Holimon, TD, Tepedino, JT, Portner, TS, Wan, JY, Thompson, JW. Antimicrobials prescribed for otitis media in a pediatric Medicaid population. Am J Health Syst Pharm, 53 (24), 2963-9, 1996.
  54. Thompson, JW, Nguyen, CD, Lazar, RH, Stocks, RM, Schoumacher, RA, Hamdan, F, Van Nguyen, K. Evaluation and management of hemoptysis in infants and children. A report of nine cases. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 105 (7), 516-20, 1996.
  55. Thompson, JW, Stocks, RM, Shmerling, JE, Dempsey, J. Effects of global competition on health care administration in Finland and the United States. What you can do to save your practice. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 122 (3), 241-50, 1996.
  56. Thompson JW, Jacobs RA. Endoscopic Vocal Cord Evaluation in myelomeningocele children. European J Peds Surgery, Supp 1 (2), 41-2, 1992.
  57. Wells TR, Landing BH, Shamszadeh, Thompson JW, Bove KE, Caron KH. Association of Down's Syndrome and Segmental Tracheal Stenosis with Ring Tracheal Cartilages: A Review of Nine Cases.. Pediatric Pathology, 5 (12), 673-82, 1992.
  58. Thompson JW. Fatal Outcome in Absent Right Pulmonary Artery ENT Manifestations. The Proceedings of the Pacific Coast Oto-Ophthalmologic Society (77), 33-4, 1992.
  59. Reyes G, Galvis AG, Thompson JW,. Esophagotracheal Perforation During an Emergency Intubation. Am Jrnl Emerg Med, 3 (10), 223-225, 1992.
  60. Thompson JW, Rosenthal P, Camilon FS Jr.. Vocal Cord Paralysis and Superior Laryngeal Nerve Dysfunction in Reye's Syndrome. Archives of Otolaryngology , 1 (116), 46-8, 1990.
  61. Cohen SR, Thompson JW. Ventral Cleft of the Larynx. A Rare Congential Laryngeal Defect. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 4 Pt 1 (99), 281-5, 1990.
  62. Cohen SR, Thompson JW. Otitic Candidiasis in Children. An evaluation of the problem and effectiveness of ketaconazole in 10 patients . Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 6 Pt 1 (99), 427-31, 1990.
  63. Thompson JW, Cohen SR. Management of Bilateral Carotid Body Tumors and a Glomus Jugulare Tumor in a Child. . Int Jrnl Ped Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 1 (17), 75-87, 1989.
  64. Cohen SR, Thompson JW, Camilon FS Jr.. Botulinum Toxin for Relief of Bilateral Abductor Paralysis of the Larynx: Histologic Sutdy in an Animal Model. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 3 (98), 213-16, 1989.
  65. Thompson, JW. Transmatoid Encephaloceles: A Case Report. Inter Jrnl Ped Otol Rhinol Laryngol , 2 (15), 179-84, 1988.
  66. Cohen Sr, Thompson JW, Sherman NJ. Congential Stenosis of the Lower Esophaghus Associated with Leiomyoma and Leiomyosarcoma of the gastrointestinal tract.. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 5 Pt 1 (97), 454-59, 1988.
  67. Cohen SR, Thompson JW, Reddix P. Retropharyngeal Abscess in Children: A Retrospective and Historical Analysis. Laryngoscope, 6 Pt 1 (98), 589-92, 1988.
  68. Cohen SR, Thompson JW, Herbert WI. Anesthesia Management of Microlaryngeal Laser Surgery in Children: Apenic Technique Anesthesia.. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 3 (98), 347-48, 1988.
  69. Richard W, Thompson JW, Lewis G. Cardiac Arrest Associated with Halothane Anesthesia in a Pateint Receiving Theophylline. Ann of Allergy, 2 (61), 83-84, 1988.
  70. Thompson JW, Cohen SR, Siegel SE. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma of the Larynx in Children.. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 4 (96), 357-61, 1987.
  71. Cohen SR, Thompson JW. The Use of Botulinum to Lateralize True Vocal Cords. A Biochemical Method to Relieve Bilateral Abductor Vocal Cord Paralysis. . Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 5 (96), 534-41, 1987.
  72. Cohen SR, Thompson JW. Variants of Mobius Syndrome and Central Neurologic Impairment. Lindeman Procedure in Children. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 1 Pt 1 (96), 93-100, 1987.
  73. Thompson JW, Cohen SR. Lymphangiomas of the Larynx in Infants and Children. A Survey of Pediatric Lymphangioma. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol (127), 1-20, 1986.
  74. Thompson JW, Brennan LP. Foregut cysts Presenting as Neck Masses. A Report of Three Children. . Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 5 PT 1 (94), 433-36, 1985.
  75. Thompson JW, Ward PH, Schwartz IR. Experimental Studies for Correction of Superior Laryngeal by Fusion of the Thyroid to Cricoid Cartilages.. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 5 (92), 498-508, 1984.
  76. Thompson JW. Spontaneous Perforation of the Esophagus as a Manifestation of Dermatomyositis. . Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 5 PT 1 (93), 464-61, 1984.
  77. Cohen SR, Thompson JW, Geller KA, Birns JW. Voice Change in the Pediatric Patient. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 5 PT 1 (92), 437-43, 1983.
  78. Thompson JW, Cohen SR, Geller KA, Birns JW. Foregut Cysts in Children. Diagnosis and Management. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol , 6PT 1 (91), 622-27, 1982.
  79. Thompson JW, Cohen SR, Geller KA, Birns JW. Laryngeal Paralysis in Children: A Long-Term Retrospective Study.. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 4PT 1 (91), 417-24, 1982.
  80. Calcaterra TE, Thompson JW, Paglia DE. Inverting Papillomas of the Nose and Paranasal Sinuses. Laryngoscope, 1 (90), 53-60, 1980.
  81. Pagani JJ, Thompson JW, Hanafee W. Pitfalls in Radiographic Diagnosis of Stenosis of the Internal Auditory Canal. Laryngoscope, 2 (90), 322-325, 1980.
  82. Thompson JW, Cohen SR, Geller KA, Seltzer S. Papilloma of the Larynz and Tracheobronchial Tree in Children. A Retrospective Study. . Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 6PT 1 (89), 497-503, 1980.
  83. Bohman L, Mancuso A, Thompson JW. CT Approach to Benign Nasopharyngeal Masses. AJR Am J Roentgenol, 1 (136), 137-80, 1980.
  84. Pagani JJ, Thompson JW, Mancuso A, Hanafee W. Lateral Wall of Olfactory Fossa in Determining Intracranial Extension of Sinus Carcinomas. AJR American Jrnl Roentgenol, 133 (3), 497-501, 1979.
  85. Morrow DJ, Thompson JW; Wilson SE. Acute Cholecystitis in the Elderly: A Surgical Emergency.. Arch Surg, 113, 1149-52, 1978.
  86. Thompson JW. Invasive Mucormycosis in an Otherwise Health Tennager. The Proceedings of the Pacific Coast Oto=Ophthalmologic Society (77), 33-4240, 1940.