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OU Children’s Physicians Announces Addition Of Hematologist-oncologist

Friday, August 26, 2016 - Campus News -

Joel Thompson, M.D., a pediatric hematologist-oncologist, has joined the staff of OU Children’s Physicians. He sees patients at the Jimmy Everest Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Children. He has also been named an assistant professor with the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

Thompson is board certified in pediatrics. He completed a pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, serving as chief fellow during his third year of fellowship. He also completed a pediatric residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He earned his medical degree at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey.

Thompson is a member of the American Association of Cancer Research, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, American Society of Hematology and Children’s Oncology Group.

OU Children’s Physicians practice as part of OU Physicians, Oklahoma’s largest physician group. The group encompasses nearly every child and adult medical specialty. 

Nearly 200 of these specialists committed their practices to the care of children. The majority of OU Children’s Physicians are board certified in children’s specialties. Many provide pediatric-specific services unavailable elsewhere in the state. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world firsts. 

OU Children’s Physicians see patients in their offices at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and other cities around Oklahoma. When hospitalization is necessary, they often admit patients to The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center. Many children with birth defects, critical injuries or serious diseases who can’t be helped elsewhere come to OU Children’s Physicians. Oklahoma doctors and parents rely on OU Children’s Physicians depth of experience, nationally renowned expertise and sensitivity to children’s emotional needs.

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