Dr Michael Thompson
Michael graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Medical Science with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery in 2012. He completed basic physician training at the Royal Hobart Hospital and subsequently specialised in Endocrinology, training at the Royal Hobart Hospital and Austin and Northern Hospitals in Melbourne.
Since completing his specialist training Michael has taken up Visiting Medical Officer roles at the Royal Hobart Hospital, Calvary and Hobart Private Hospitals. He is currently completing his PhD, funded by a prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Postgraduate Scholarship. Michael has received numerous prizes including the inaugural Tasmanian AMA President’s Award for Excellence, the Tasmanian RACP Physicians Prize and RCPA Pathology Scholarship, Vice Chancellor’s Leadership Award and the Tasmanian RACP Trainee Research Award (2014, 2018 & 2020).
Michael enjoys all aspects of Endocrinology, including diabetes, thyroid and parathyroid problems, osteoporosis and weight management. He has trained in obstetric endocrinology at the Royal Hobart Hospital (Hobart), Mercy Hospital for Women (Melbourne) and Northern Hospital (Melbourne). He has also worked with some of Australia’s leading experts in medical weight management and osteoporosis at the Austin Hospital Endocrine Centre of Excellence. Since returning to Hobart, Michael has helped to establish a multidisciplinary weight management program at Your Health Hub and developed the Endocrine Metabolic Bone Disease clinic at the Royal Hobart Hospital.
Michael is a keen educator and has held various competitive teaching posts with the University of Tasmania (Senior Lecturer and Examiner), Postgraduate Medical Council of Tasmania and Royal Hobart Hospital (Medical Education Advisor and Chief Registrar). He enjoys using these skills to help educate patients about their health, medical condition(s) and how these can be best managed.