Christopher C. Thompson, MD MSc FASGE FACG AGAF
Dr. Chris Thompson is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and serves in leadership roles as the Director of Endoscopy and Co-Director of the Center for Weight Management and Wellness at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He operates on the Governing Board of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), North America’s largest society for endoscopists, and is Editor-in-Chief for iGIE, the society’s open access journal.
A trailblazer in Bariatric Endoscopy, Dr. Thompson has been instrumental in introducing transformative procedures like the Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) and Transoral Outlet Reduction (TORe), our signature endoscopic revisions of prior gastric bypass surgeries. He has authored over 250 peer-reviewed publications and boasts an H-index surpassing 60.
In addition to his clinical and research achievements, Dr. Thompson has also mentored a next generation of physicians, many of whom now occupy leadership roles in top-tier medical institutions globally. Notably, among his mentees, one became a revered White House Fellow and another the Chief Medical Officer of a Fortune 500 medical device firm. Dr. Thompson’s contributions to the field earned him the prestigious Distinguished Endoscopic Research Mentoring Award from ASGE. Creating the nation’s first advanced fellowship program for Bariatric Endoscopy, he also has been credited with being the founding father of the field of Bariatric Endoscopy.