University Of Pittsburgh, USA
Ann E. Thompson, MD, is Vice Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Distinguished Service Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics. She was chief of pediatric critical care from 1981 to 2009 at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, building and maintaining a successful clinical and academic program, with one of the country’s most distinguished records in clinical outcome, research productivity, and fellowship training. Dr. Thompson is a past president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine — only the second woman to hold that position — and a member of the Inaugural board of WFPICCS. She was a senior editor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. She is an inaugural member and past chair of the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators Network, former chair of the subboard of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine of the American Board of Pediatrics and a past member of the RRC for Pediatrics of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. She has lectured widely on a broad range of clinical issues in pediatric critical care at international critical care congresses in North America, South America, Asia, and Europe. Dr. Thompson has become particularly interested in administration, public policy, and education affecting the delivery of health care services, especially those for children, and in addressing disparities in the health professions and delivery of patient care. She has lectured extensively on implicit bias and its impact on patient care and the healthcare workforce and currently focuses on improving diversity, equity and inclusion in medical education and practice.