Dr. Jennifer Thompson completed medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine in 1996. She completed pediatric residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego in 1999, and then served a two year tour as a general pediatrician at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, VA. Dr. Thompson completed her fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2004. She served as a Pediatric Critical Care Attending Physician at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth from 2004-2008, after which she joined the faculty at UMass Memorial Medical School as an Assistant Professor, working as an attending physician in the pediatric ICU from 2008-2012. Most recently, Dr. Thompson worked at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH serving as a pediatric critical care attending physician, as well as Director of the Pediatric Sedation Service.


Medical School
Tufts University School of Medicine (1996)
Naval Medical Center, San Diego (1999), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2004), Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Research Interest

  • Pain control
  • Sedation


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Comparison of Success Rates Using Video Laryngoscopy Versus Direct Laryngoscopy by Residents During a Simulated Pediatric Emergency.
Sylvia MJ, Maranda L, Harris KL, Thompson J, Walsh BM Simul Healthc 2013 Feb
A trial of methadone tapering schedules in pediatric intensive care unit patients exposed to prolonged sedative infusions.
Bowens CD, Thompson JA, Thompson MT, Breitzka RL, Thompson DG, Sheeran PW Pediatr Crit Care Med 2010 Nov 504-11
Prolonged delirium after quetiapine overdose.
Rhyee SH, Pedapati EV, Thompson J Pediatr Emerg Care 2010 Oct 26 10 754-6
Effect of low-dose naloxone infusion on fentanyl requirements in critically ill children.
Darnell CM, Thompson J, Stromberg D, Roy L, Sheeran P Pediatrics 2008 May 121 5 e1363-71

Honors & Awards

  • Excellence in Clinical Training
    UMass Memorial Medical School (2008)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Section