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Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

George Thompson, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

  Associate Director, Coccidioidomycosis Serology Laboratory
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
1 Shields Avenue, Tupper Hall, Rm. 3146
Davis, CA 95616
Tel: (530) 752-3545
Fax: (530) 752-8692
grthompson@ucdavis.edu 

Research Interests

Dr. Thompson is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine with a joint appointment in the Departments of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, and Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases.  Dr. Thompson specializes in the care of patients with invasive fungal infections and has research interest in fungal diagnostics and host immunogenetics.  His current research focuses on the host-pathogen interaction of humans and both Coccidioides spp. (the agent of “Valley Fever”), and Cryptococcus spp.

Dr. Thompson has substantial expertise in the care of patients with fungal diseases and serves on the Mycoses Study Group Education Committee which is responsible for the dissemination of materials and knowledge to clinicians across the country to improve the care of patients with fungal infections.  He additionally was recently appointed to the Coccidioidomycosis Study Group and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Journal Club providing editorials in the monthly internationally disseminated IDSA Newsletter.

Positions and Honors

Positions and Employment
2003-2006: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Internal Medicine, Residency
2006-2007:  University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Internal Medicine, Chief Resident
2007-2009: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Infectious Diseases, Fellow
2006-2009: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Internal Medicine, Clinical Instructor
2009-Present:  University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Infectious Diseases, Adjunct Assistant Professor
2009-Present:  University of California, Davis, Departments of Medical Microbiology and Immunology and Internal Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases, Assistant Professor
2009-Present:  University of California, Davis, Coccidioidomycosis Serology Laboratory, Clinical Director

Other Experience and Professional Memberships
2003: American College of Physicians (ACP), Associate Member
2003-2007: South Texas ACP, Associate member 
2007: South Texas ACP Member
2009-Present: Northern California ACP Member
2003: American Medical Association (AMA), Member 2008  American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Member
2008: International Society for Infectious Diseases, Member
2008: Mechanisms in Fungal Infections, Editorial Board
2008-Present: Mycoses Study Group Education Committee
2009: HIV Medicine Association, Member
2009: Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), Member
2009: International Society for Human and Animal Mycoses (ISHAM)
2009-Present: Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) Journal Club Panel Member
2010-Present: Coccidioidomycosis Study Group, Planning Committee
2010–Present: Doctor Fungus, Associate Editor, Coccidioidomycosis, Section Editor

Honors
2003: Alpha Omega Alpha
2003: Outstanding Achievement in Internal Medicine Award – given to one graduating fourth year medical student yearly
2003: Humanism in Medicine Award – given to one graduating fourth year medical student yearly
2005: Resident Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
2006- 2009: Outstanding Teacher in Internal Medicine Award
2006: First Place, Texas Infectious Disease Society Poster Presentation
2007: Outstanding Clinical Faculty Teaching Award

Board Certification
2006: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
2009: Infectious Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine

Selected Publications

Lat A, Bhadelia N, Miko B, Furuya EY, Thompson GR III.  Invasive Aspergillosis Following H1N1 Influenza.  Emerging Infectious Diseases.  2010; Jun; 16(6):971-3.  PMID: 20507748

Thompson GR III, Patel PK, Erlandsen J, Redding SW, Patterson TF.  Oropharyngeal Candidiasis in the Era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy.  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics. 2010; Apr: 109(4):488-95.  PMID: 20156694

Cadena J, Thompson GR III, Ho T, Medina E, Hughes D, Patterson TF.  Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS) Following Cessation of the TNF-α Blocker Adalimumab in Cryptococcal Pneumonia.  Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.  2009; July; 64(3):327–330. PMID: 19501793

Thompson GR III, Wiederhold NP, Sutton DA, Fothergill AW, PattersonTF. In Vitro Activity of Isavuconazole against Trichosporon, Rhodotorula, Geotrichum, Saccharomyces, and Pichia Species.  The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.  2009; Jul; 64(1):79-83. PMID: 19406849

Thompson GR III, Rinaldi MG, Pennick G, Dorsey SA, Patterson TF, Lewis JS.  Posaconazole Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) – A Reference Laboratory Experience.  Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  2009; May; 53(5):2223-4. PMID: 19258264

Thompson GR III, Lewis JS II.  Pharmacology and clinical use of voriconazole. Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism and Toxicology.  2009;6(1):83-94.  PMID: 19947892

Thompson GR III, Wiederhold NP, Fothergill AW, Vallor AC, Wickes BL, Patterson TF.   Antifungal Susceptibility Among Different Serotypes of Cryptococcus gattii and Cryptococcus neoformansAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  2009; Jan: 53(1):309-311. PMID: 18955539

Thompson GR III, Wiederhold NP, Vallor AC, Villareal NC, Lewis JS 2nd, Patterson TF. Development of Caspofungin Resistance following Prolonged Therapy for Invasive Candidiasis Secondary to Candida glabrataAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 2008; Oct;52(10):3783-3785. PMID: 18676885

Thompson GR III, Patterson TF.  Pulmonary Aspergillosis.  Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  2008;29(2):103-10. PMID: 18365992

Thompson GR III, LaValle CE, Everett ED.  Unusual Manifestations of Histoplasmosis.  Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease.  2004; 50(1):33-41. PMID: 15380276