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Earl V. Thompson IV, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Surgery | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania (Colon and Rectal Surgery)
  • General Surgery Residency: Medstar Washington Hospital
  • Medical Degree: Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Bachelor's Degree: Dartmouth College (Religion and Molecular Biology)
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Surgery (Certification Date: 2016-03-08)
American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (Certification Date: 2018-09-22) - (Recertification Date: 2024-01-01)



Contact Information
Research Interests

Benign and malignant conditions of the colon, rectum and anus, with special interest in pelvic surgery.

Clinical Interests

Anal Dysplasia

Colon and Rectal Surgery


Adenomatous Polyposis Coli

Adenomatous Polyps

Adenosquamous Carcinoma

Anal Cancer

Anal Fissure

Anal Fistula

Anal Itching (Pruritis ani)

Bowel Obstruction

C. difficile colitis (Pseudomembranous colitis)


Cecal Cancer


Colon Cancer

Colon Polyps

Colonic Disease

Colonic Diverticulitis

Colonic Polyps

Colorectal Cancer


Crohn's Disease

Digestive System Disease

Enterocutaneous Fistula

Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

Fecal Incontinence

Fissure in Ano

Gastrointestinal Cancers

Gastrointestinal Diseases

Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumor

Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Jejunal Cancers

Metastasis Cancers

Mucinous Adenocarcinoma

Mucinous Carcinoma


Neuroendocrine Tumors

Parastomal Hernia

Pelvic Floor Disorders

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic Organ Prolapse


Proctitis (Rectal inflammation)


Pyoderma Gangrenosum

Rectal Cancer

Rectal Diseases

Rectal Fistula

Rectal Prolapse

Rectal Ulcer syndrome


Rectovaginal Fistula

Sigmoid Cancer

Small Bowel Cancer

Small Intestine and Colon Diseases

Small Intestine Cancer

Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome

Ulcerative Colitis

Peer Reviewed Publications

Nelson, Bailey; Meier, Teresa; Zhang, Yin; Wang, Kyle; Mascia, Anthony E; Paquette, Ian; Thompson, Earl; Rafferty, Janice; Snyder, Jonathan; Olowokure, Olugbenga; Sohal, Davendra; Kharofa, Jordan 2023. Feasibility Trial of Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy to Reduce Toxicity in Anal Cancer Patients. American journal of clinical oncology, 46 7, 293-299

Thompson, Earl V; Snyder, Jonathan R 2019. Recognition and Management of Colonic Perforation following Endoscopy. Clinics in colon and rectal surgery, 32 3, 183-189

Paulson, E Carter; Thompson, Earl; Mahmoud, Najjia . Surgical Site Infection and Colorectal Surgical Procedures: A Prospective Analysis of Risk Factors. Surgical infections, 18 4, 520-526