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Assistant Professor
Division of Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery

 

Specialty: Otology/Neurotology and Lateral Skull Base Surgery

Dr. Thompson specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of both adults and children with ear and lateral skull base disorders. This includes hearing loss, cochlear implants, acoustic neuromas, stapedectomy, chronic ear disease, cholesteatoma, tympanic membrane perforations, CSF leaks, facial nerve tumors, and many other conditions. He currently sees patients at both the Chapel Hill and Raleigh/Cary locations.

Contact Information:

  • Appointments: (984) 974-6484
  • Surgery Scheduler: Ali Turner (984) 974-1912
  • Medical Assistant: Fernanda Motta (984) 974-4311

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  • MD: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Residency: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Fellowship: Otology/Neurotology and Lateral Skull Base Surgery, UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor (Tenure Track): Division of Otology/Neurotology and Lateral Skull Base Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine (2023-present)

Honors and Awards:

  • 2023: Fellow Teaching Award, University of North Carolina Dept of Otolaryngology
  • 2021: Harold Pillsbury Excellence in Leadership Award, University of North Carolina Dept of Otolaryngology
  • 2021: Academic Achievement Award, University of North Carolina Dept of Otolaryngology
  • 2021: Poster Award, Triological Society, Combined Otolaryngology Virtual Spring Meeting, “Long-Term Localization Abilities Following Cochlear Implantation in Cases of Unilateral and Asymmetric Hearing Loss”
  • 2020: Resident of the Year, WakeMed Otolaryngology, Raleigh, NC
  • 2020: Temporal Bone Award, University of North Carolina Dept of Otolaryngology
  • 2020: Academic Achievement Award, University of North Carolina Dept of Otolaryngology
  • 2020: Citizenship Award, University of North Carolina Dept of Otolaryngology
  • 2019: Best of Orals Presentation, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Foundation Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, “Cochlear Implantation in Adults with Asymmetric Hearing Loss: Quality of Life”
  • 2018: Temporal Bone Award, University of North Carolina Dept of Otolaryngology
  • 2018: Academic Achievement Award, University of North Carolina Dept of Otolaryngology
  • 2016: Teaching Distinction Track Graduate, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • 2016: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Induction
  • 2015: Carroll and Jane Eloise Ramseyer, Medical Scholarship Award
  • 2014: Richard Kessel Medical Scholarship Award, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • 2011: Harry Schmidt Outstanding Senior Award, Iowa State University Department of Kinesiology
  • 2011: Winifred Tilden High Scholar Award, Iowa State University Department of Kinesiology
  • 2007-2011: Scholars and Leaders, Top 2% of College, Iowa State University
  • 2008: College of Human Sciences Scholarship, Iowa State University
  • 2007: ISU Presidential Scholarship, Iowa State University
  • 2007: Salutatorian, Ballard Community High School, Huxley, IA

  

Recent Publications:

For a list of recent publications, please visit Dr. Thompson’s recent publications.