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Tonya M. Thompson, M.D.

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  • Instructor, College of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Associate Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics


  • Emergency Medicine


  • Emergency Medicine

Contact Information

  • Email:
    Phone: 501-364-1050
    Fax: 501-364-3480
    Address: Arkansas Children's Hospital
    1 Children's Way
    Little Rock, AR 72202


  • M.D., University Of Texas Med Branch, 1996
  • Masters, University of Texas at Austin, 1992
  • Bachelor, University of Texas at Austin, 1989


  • Residency, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Tennessee, 1996-2000
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Tennessee, 2000-2003

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Recent Honors

  • Best Doctor in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, AY Magazine, 2009
  • Dean's Honor Circle for Clinical Excellence, UAMS, 2009
  • Donald E. Hill Memorial Award for Excellence in Research with JL Kennedy, ACH, 2010
  • Red Sash Award, UAMS, 2010
  • ASPE Excellence in Education, Association of Standardized Patient Educators, 2011
  • Faculty Educator of the Year, UAMS/Department of Pediatrics, 2011
  • Jay Randall Award for Dedication and Excellence in Standardized Patient Education, UAMS, 2012
  • 2013 Dean's Educational Incentive Awards, UAMS, College of Medicine, 2013
  • Faculty Educator of the Year- Emeritus, UAMS,Department of Pediatrics, 2014
  • Arkansas Times, 2015 Best Doctors in Central Arkansas, 2015

Recent Publications

  • Journal Article, Hsu. D., Nypaver, M., Fein, DM., McAneney, C., Santen, S., Nagler, J., Zuckerbraun, N., Roskind, C., Reynolds, S., Zaveri, P., Stankovic, C., Lamghan, M., Thompson T., et al. Essentials of PEM Fellowship Part 2: The Profession in EPAs. Pediatric Emergency Care 2016 in press;
  • Journal Article, Taylor Bagwell., Thomas Abramo., Greg Alpert., Johnathan Orsborn., Elizabeth Storm., Nicholas Hobart-Porter., Tonya Thompson., Evlem Ocal., Zhuopie Hu., Todd Ncik. Cerebral Oximetry with Blood Volume Index and Capnography in Intubated and Hyperventilated Patients. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine- 2016 in press;
  • Journal Article, Bagwell, H., Liggin, R., Thompson, TM., Lyle, K., Anthony, A., Melguizo-Castro, M., Baltz, M., NIck, T., Kuo, D. Disaster Preparedness in Families with CSHCN . Clinical Pediatrics 2016 in press;
  • Journal Article, Thompson T., Rhoddam P., Harrison L., Aitken J., DeVincenzo J. Viral Specific Factors Contribute to Clinical Respiratory Syncytial Virus Disease Severity Differences in Infants. Clinical Microbiology 2015 June; 4(3):1-7.
  • Journal Article, Sidhu N., Jones S M., Storm E., Nick T G., Melguizo M S ., Perry T T., Thompson T. Evaluation of anaphylaxis management in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Ped Emer Care 2014
  • Journal Article, Kennedy JL., Jones SM., Porter N., White ML., Gephardt G., Hill T., Cantrell M., Nick TG., Melguizo M., Smith C., Boateng BA., Perry TT., Scurlock AM., Thompson TM. High-fidelity hybrid simulation of allergic emergencies demonstrates improved preparedness for office emergencies in pediatric allergy clinics. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2013 Nov-Dec; 1(6):608-17.
  • Journal Article, Kennedy, Josh., Jones, Stacie., Porter, Nicholas., White, Marjorie., Gephardt, Grace., Hill, T., Cantrell, Mary., Nick, Todd., Melguizo, Maria., Smith, Chris., Boateng, Beatrice., Perry, Tamera., Scurlock, Amy., Thompson, Tonya. High-Fidelity Hybrid Simulation of Allergic Emergencies and High Fidelity Mannequins for Anaphylaxis and Asthma Treatments in an Office Setting. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Imunology in Clinical Practice 2013 November-December; 1(6):608-617.
  • Journal Article, Long, Gina., Thompson, Tonya., Storm, Beth., Graham, James. Cranial Impalement in a Child Driving an All Terrain Vehicle. Ped Emerg Care 2011 May; 27(5):409-410.
  • Journal Article, Robert S. Williams., James Graham., James C. Helmkamp., Rhonda M. Dick., Thompson, Tonya., Mary E. Aitken. A Trial of an All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Education Video in a Community-Based Hunter Education Program. J. Rural Health 2010 Volume 00:1-8.
  • Journal Article, Thompson T., Stanford, K., Dick, R., Graham, C. Triage Assessment in Pediatric Emergency Departments: A National Survey. Pediatric Emergency Care 2009 July;

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