Jim Thompson, M.D.
Senior Consultant & Healthcare Lead
Dr. Jim Thompson is a Senior Consultant for the Hayes Group, providing organizational consulting leadership and executive coaching, with a focus in healthcare.
Dr. Thompson’s most current position was as Medical College of Georgia Interim President where he brought his national prominence in health care and academia to Georgia’s health sciences university. Dr. Thompson joined MCG in October 2009, working closely with the outgoing president.
Prior to joining the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Thompson, an otolaryngologist, served as president and chief executive officer of the Federation of State Medical Boards from 2002-2008. The non-profit association represents 70 allopathic and osteopathic state medical licensing and regulatory boards throughout the United States.
Dr. Thompson was the Federation of State Medical Boards official spokesman and represented the nation’s medical boards in public forums related to health regulatory policy. He lectures frequently on health education policy, professional behavior of physicians and the role of regulatory authorities in optimizing the integrity of the medical profession. His lectures included emphasis on leadership and professionalism.
For several years prior to The Federation of State Medical Board role, Dr. Thompson served as the Dean of School of Medicine and University Vice President of Wake Forest University.
In November 2009 Jim was honored with one of three Special Recognition Awards from the Board of Directors of the Association of American Medical Colleges for his exceptional leadership to improve medical care through a focus on quality and safety. Other awards include Distinguished Alumni Awards from DePauw University and The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Dr. Thompson education includes DePauw University, MD at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, and residency training in otolaryngology at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.