Jeffrey Thompson

Jeffrey J. Thompson

Jeffrey J. Thompson MD

UBMD Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine


Professional Summary:

Jeffrey J. Thompson, a native of Western New York, joined the faculty of emergency medicine upon completion of his residency in 2008. He completed his medical school and residency training through the SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, serving as chief resident during his final year.

As a clinician, Dr. Thompson works in the emergency departments at the Buffalo General Medical Center and ECMC. Prior to this appointment he worked full-time for Professional Emergency Services at the Millard Fillmore hospitals. Through his work at Millard Fillmore Gates, he developed an interest in neurological emergencies, specifically stroke and TIA management and observation. He is also interested in public health, primarily as it relates to disease prevention and resource utilization. He is passionate about international medical missions, and has served on multiple overseas medical mission trips. From January to December 2018 he served with World Medical Mission as ER Director at MCM General Hospital and Myungsung Medical College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and continues his educational and research involvement through regular return visits.

Dr. Thompson greatly enjoys medical education, a passion he discovered during residency. This led him to become actively involved in the Emergency Medicine residency program where he is currently one of the Associate Program Directors. In 2012 he completed the Physician Educator course through UB and the Royal College of Physicians, and is currently embarking upon a Masters degree in medical education.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Thompson maintains an active second "career" as a professional musician. He is a church organist in East Aurora, and performs as a tenor soloist in concert, oratorio, and opera throughout western New York.


Emergency Medicine

Additional Languages:

Fluent French, None Portuguese, Basic Spanish

Physician Gender:


Board Certifications:

  • Certification, ATLS
  • Certification, PALS

Education and Training:

  • Physician Educator Certification, University at Buffalo/Royal College of Physicians (2012)
  • Residency, SUNY at Buffalo Department of Emergency Medicine (2008)
  • MD, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2005)
  • BS, Major: Biology Minors: Chemistry, Voice Perform, Houghton College (2001)

Awards and Honors:

  • Alumni Christian Service Award (2023)
  • Attending Physician of the Year, University at Buffalo, Department of Emergency Medicine (2016)
  • Chairman's State and National Advocacy Award, SUNY at Buffalo, Department of Emergency Medicine (2016)
  • Gil and Mary Stott Award, Stott Family/Roycroft (2013)
  • Attending Physician of the Year, SUNY at Buffalo, Department of Emergency Medicine (2013)
  • Keynote Speaker, Houghton College Sigma Zeta (2008)
  • Chief Resident, SUNY at Buffalo, Department of Emergency Medicine (2007)
  • Guest Speaker, Houghton College, Sigma Zeta Induction Banquet (2006)
  • Layperson of the Year, Baker Memorial UMC (2004)
  • Marek B. Zaleski Award, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2003)
  • Marek B. Zaleski Award (2003)
  • Sigma Zeta (Math/Science Honor Society) (1998)
  • All-Eastern Choir (1997)
  • All-State Choir (1995)

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician's research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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