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 and Complex Care 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 and Stay Connected Programs. He also serves as the director of the inpatient McGovern Service and Complex Care Service in the MGH Department of Medicine. 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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Internal Medicine Associates Team 1
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-726-3456
Fax: 617-724-9666

Medical Education

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

American Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Accepted Insurance Plans

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Research interests:
1) strategies to reduce avoidable admissions and readmissions to the hospital, in particular for high risk patients;
2) innovations to improve continuity of care for patients across the health care continuum;
3) health care delivery innovations that lead to improved quality, better patient experience, and/or lower costs of care;
4) programs to improve the education of residents, fellows, and medical students in health policy and quality improvement.