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Stephen J. Thompson, MD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:


Secondary Appointment(s):


Administrative Title:

Medical Director of Pediatric Neurology

Additional Title:

Associate Professor

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Education and Training

1992-1993            Fellowship, Neuro-Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

1989-1992            Fellowship, Pediatric Neurology, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, Newark, NJ

1987-1989            Internship and Residency, Pediatrics, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, Newark, NJ

1987                     MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, (New name: Rutgers University), Newark, NJ

1983                     BS (Natural Science), Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA


Stephen J. Thompson, MD is an Associate Professor and Medical Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurology in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Although he only recently moved to Baltimore two years ago, he has strong ties to our city. His mother grew up here, and his parents met when his father was a student at the Dental School at the University of Maryland. Dr. Thompson attended Muhlenberg College, and then New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey where he remained for his Pediatric and Pediatric Neurology training. He then completed a Neuro-Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. After this, he moved to Memphis, TN, where he was the Pediatric Neurologist for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He returned to NJ after 6 years in Tennessee, and prior to joining our faculty Dr. Thompson spent 13 years as the Section Chief of Pediatric Neurology and Director of the Neuro-Oncology Program at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey.  When not working here, Dr. Thompsons spends time every summer in the Catoctin Mountains of north-central Maryland, as the Director of Medicine for Camps Airy and Louise. He resides in Baltimore with his son.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Pediatric Neurology and Neuro-Oncology

Highlighted Publications

Khan RB, Hunt DL, Thompson SJ.Gabapentin to control seizures in children undergoing cancer treatment.  J Child Neurol.  2004 Feb;19(2):97-101.

Mulhern RK, White HA, Glass JO, Kun LE, Leigh L, Thompson SJ, Reddick WE. Attentional functioning and white matter integrity among survivors of malignant brain tumors of childhood.  J Int Neuropsychol Soc.  2004 Mar;10(2):180-9.

Chintagumpala MM, Friedman HS, Stewart CF, Kepner J, McLendon RE, Modrich PL, McCluggage C, Burger P, Holmes E, Thompson S, Rutka J, Michalski J, Woo S, Blaney SM, Kun LE, Horowitz AM; A Pediatric Oncology Group Study.  A phase II window trial of procarbazine and topotecan in children with high-grade glioma: a report from the Children’s Oncology Group.  J Neurooncol.  2005 Nov 29;: 1-6 [Epub ahead of print]. 

Sav A, Scheithauer BW, Mazzola Ca, Ketterling SR, Thompson SJ, Reilly MH; Oncocytic choroid plexus carcinoma: case report.  Clin Neuropathol.  2010 Jan-Feb;29(1):14-20.

Bain J, Segal D, Amin R, Monoky D, Thompson, SJ.  Call-Flemming Syndrome: Headache in a 16-Year-Old Girl.  Pediatric Neurology.  2013(49):130e133