HealthTap is thrilled to feature Dr. Lester Thompson, a Pathologist who specializes in the head and neck (including the larynx, the ear and temporal lobe, and the sinonasal tract) and the endocrine organs (including the thyroid gland, adrenal gland, etc.). Additionally, he is an experienced teacher who presents at national and international conferences, and collaborates with the World Health Organization on their books for Head and Neck and Endocrine Organs.
After completing medical school and a subsequent internship at Loma Linda University, as well as a residency at UCLA, Dr. Thompson joined the U.S. Navy. He worked at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington DC, becoming the Chief of the Division of Otorhinlaryngic-Head and Neck Pathology, Chief of the Division of Immunopathology, Assistant Chairman of the Department of Scientific Laboratories, and earning the rank of captain. He has been featured in over 160 papers and is the editor of Head and Neck Pathology. Additionally, Dr. Thompson has lent his pen to four books on the topics of head and neck pathology and endocrine pathology.
In addition to his intensive list of medical accomplishments, Dr. Thompson has a variety of hobbies. He likes traveling with his wife, and together they have visited nearly 100 countries. He also dabbles in photography, stained glass making, and cake decorating – and some of his work can be found on his website. He also enjoys weight lifting, fine art collecting, swimming, racquetball, SCUBA, volunteer work, financial analysis, museum browsing, and cooking.