About Ryan Thompson, MD

Dr. Ryan Thompson is a general internist at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He sees outpatients at MGH Internal Medicine Associates, and inpatients as part of the Complex Care and Bigelow Teaching Services.  Dr. Thompson currently serves as Medical Director of Care Continuum for MGH and the Mass General Physicians Organization (MGPO). In this role, he oversees care transitions and admission/readmission avoidance programs across the hospital, including the MGH Home Hospital Service. He also partners with MGH Case Management leadership in managing MGH strategies and initiatives supporting post-acute and home health care for MGH patients. He serves as the director of the inpatient Complex Care and McGovern Services in the MGH Department of Medicine, which services deliver enhanced continuity of care for medical inpatients. He co-founded and co-directs the annual Health Policy Course for Mass General Brigham Graduate Medical Education. He earned his medical degree from the University of Utah and completed his internal medicine residency training at MGH, followed by a year as chief resident. He was the first graduate of the Fellowship in Health Policy and Management in the MGPO, during which he earned a Masters of Public Health degree from Harvard. 

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Mass General Internal Medicine Associates
55 Fruit St.
Wang Ambulatory Care Center
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-3456

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital

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Research interests:

1) innovative care delivery models that reduce avoidable admissions and readmissions to the hospital, in particular for high-risk patients (e.g. Hospital at Home)

2) strategies and innovations to improve outcomes, experience, and continuity of care for highly complex patients

3) strategies and innovations to optimize continuity of care for patients across the health care continuum

4) programs to improve the education of residents, fellows, and medical students in health policy, value-based care, and quality improvement.

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