E. Brad Thompson, MD

E. Brad Thompson

Title: Professor Emeritus, Endocrinologist
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston & Johns Hopkins University
Location: Salsbury Cove, Maine, United States

E. Brad Thompson, MD, Professor Emeritus, Endocrinologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston & Johns Hopkins University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of endocrinology.

Dr. Thompson pursued an education at Rice University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1955. He completed postgraduate coursework at the University of Cambridge before ultimately graduating from Harvard University in 1960 with a Doctor of Medicine. While at the university, his early medical school professors convinced him that in the long run, he could do more for people in research and so began his lifelong study of steroid hormones and human cells. Dr. Thompson began his medical career as an intern and an assistant resident in internal medicine at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital from 1960 to 1962.

From 1962 to 1984, Dr. Thompson served the National Institutes of Health in the various roles of a research associate for the National Institute of Mental Health, a research scientist at the National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, and a research scientist and section chief in the lab of biochemistry at the National Cancer Institute. He began teaching at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, excelling in the positions of a professor and chairman of the Department of Human Biological Chemistry and Genetics, an I.H. Kempner professor, a professor of internal medicine, an interim director, and a J.P. Saunders professor from 1984 to 2009, when he took on the title of a professor emeritus. From 2009 to 2016, Dr. Thompson excelled as a senior resident professor at the Center of Nuclear Receptors & Cell Signaling at the University of Houston. Currently, he works as a visiting professor at Johns Hopkins University and contributes to the Extension External Board of the Mount Desert Institute Biological Laboratory.

Notably, Dr. Thompson has contributed over 300 science articles to professional journals and was the section editor of the “Handbook of Cell Signalling” and a co-editor of “Steroid Receptors and the Management of Cancer,” “Gene Expression and Carcinogenesis in Cultured Liver,” and “DNA: Protein Interactions and Gene Regulation.” He holds a patent on anti-tumor activity of a modified fragment of glucocorticoid receptor and from 1962 to 1984, Dr. Thompson served as the medical director for the U.S Public Health Service. A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Fulbright Scholar, he has received a number of accolades in his career, including an Educator Award from the Endocrine Society, a J.G. Sinclair Award from Sigma Xi, and multiple research grants.

Dr. Thompson remains ahead of developments in the field by maintaining affiliation with several professional organizations such as the American College of Medical Genetics, the Endocrine Society, the American Society of Biological Chemists, and the American Association for Cancer Research. In an impressive and lengthy career in medicine, he is most proud of his research and the highlight of his work was establishing a tissue culture line that could mimic the effects of corticosteroid on the liver. As a testament to his success, Dr. Thompson has been featured in the first and fourth editions of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, as well as in multiple editions of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in America.

For more information, please visit:

Press Release

Contact Dr. Thompson:

Leave a Reply