Faculty Profile

Peter Thompson, MD

Peter W. Thompson, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine






American Board of Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Dr. Thompson earned his MD degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. During his general surgery residency and plastic surgery residency at Emory, he was formally recognized for his professionalism and dedication to patients. Dr. Thompson's unique background includes completion of a two-year research fellowship in transplant immunology, which yielded his receipt of several awards for his work dealing with pancreatic islet transplantation as a treatment for diabetes. He published regularly throughout his postgraduate years in multiple peer-reviewed journals.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory St. Joseph's Hospital

  • The Emory Clinic


  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Class of 2007

  • General Surgery Residency, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 2007-2009, 2011-2014

  • Fellowship, Transplant Immunology, Emory Transplant Center, 2009-2011

  • Plastic Surgery Residency, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory, 2014-2017

Honors and Awards

  • Douglas A. Murray Award for Professionalism in Surgery, Emory, 2014

  • The Transplantation Society/International Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Association Travel Grant, 2011

  • Young Investigator Award, American Society of Transplantation/American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 2011

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons

  • Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons

  • American Medical Association

Clinical Interests

  • Breast reconstruction

  • Aesthetic breast surgery

  • General reconstruction following trauma

  • Cancer and surgery

  • Body contouring

  • Cosmetic surgery

Research Interests

  • Breast cancer reconstruction outcomes

  • Quality improvement in plastic surgery