Willard D. Thompson, Jr., M.D.
Dr. Willard Thompson is a board-certified physician at the Neurological and Spine Institute. Dr. Thompson is fellowship trained in pediatric neurosurgery. With extensive training and experience in the specialty of neurosurgery, Dr. Thompson is a top-choice pick for neurological surgery.
During his undergraduate years at Clemson University in South Carolina, Dr. Thompson was a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and was employed by the Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel Division. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering and graduating with honors from Clemson, Dr. Thompson received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. Throughout his time in academia, Dr. Thompson was involved in intramural sports and various medical film productions.
During his residency in neurological surgery at Ohio State Medical Center, Dr. Thompson received the Chairman’s Award in surgery and the Children’s Hospital Research Foundation Oral Presentation Award. He also did an internship in general surgery at Ohio State Medical Center.
Dr. Thompson subsequently completed a fellowship that focused in pediatric neurological surgery at the University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Children’s Medical Center. A fellowship is the highest level of training available to a physician in the United States.
Dr. Thompson has contributed to the publication of many articles, particularly on the topic of pediatric neurosurgery. He has also given presentations at annual meetings of the Pediatric Neurological Surgery and at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Thompson enjoys being active in sports, including basketball, football and softball. His interests also include family, kids, philosophy and film production.