Stephen R. Thompson, MD, MEd, FRCSC is a sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon at Northern Light Orthopaedics. He completed his bachelor's degree in physiology and master's degree in medical education at the University of Toronto. He then travelled the world and ultimately graduated from Sydney Medical School with honors. Dr Thompson completed his residency in orthopaedics at the University of Maryland/R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Institute program. He then completed his first sports medicine fellowship at the Fowler-Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic in London, Ontario and then his second at the Oakville Sports Injury Clinic in Oakville, Ontario.
Dr. Thompson is a recognized expert in sports medicine. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the widely used and highly respected reference textbook DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Thompson has spent a significant time studying medical education and standardized testing. He has applied this knowledge in his role as the Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Miller's Review of Orthopaedics, 6th edition as well as forthcoming 7th edition of Miller's Review of Orthopaedics. He has also written the Handbook of Splinting and Casting.
His clinical interests include shoulder instability and knee ligamentous injuries. His research primarily focuses on anterior shoulder instability.