Elizabeth Thompson, M.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She received her B.S. with high honors from the College of William and Mary and then matriculated to the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Virginia, where she received her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. She then completed residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and served as Chief Resident. Dr. Thompson joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in July 2016. She practices general surgical pathology with subspecialty expertise in pancreatic pathology and manages the clinical pathology service as well as research harvesting and tissue banking for pancreatic lesions. She has a secondary appointment in oncology and is an associate member of the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.
Within the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute she assists with the development of a new core facility focused on evaluation of the tumor immune microenvironment. Her ongoing research interests focus on the immune milieu of pancreatic tumors. In particular, she is interested in the progression of the immune response in precursor lesions and in differences in the immune microenvironment between primary and metastatic lesions with the aims of developing immune-based interventions in pancreatic cancer.