Dr Michael Thompson

Endocrinologist BMed Sc (Hons) MBBS FRACP

Dr Michael Thompson graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Medical Science with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery in 2012. He completed basic physician training at the Royal Hobart Hospital and subsequently specialised in Endocrinology, training at the Royal Hobart Hospital andAustin and Northern Hospitals in Melbourne.

Since completing his specialist training Michael has taken up Visiting Medical Officer roles at the Royal Hobart Hospital, Calvary and Hobart Private Hospitals. He runs the Endocrine Metabolic Bone Disease (Osteoporosis) and Medical Weight Management Clinics at the Royal Hobart Hospital. He is also part of the team working in the Royal Hobart Hospital Diabetes Clinics. Michael is currently completing his PhD, funded by a prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Postgraduate Scholarship, on sun exposure, vitamin D, osteoporosis and bone health in adults.

Skills and Expertise

Michael enjoys all aspects of Endocrinology, including diabetes, osteoporosis, weight management, thyroid and parathyroid problems. He has trained with some of Australia’s leading experts in osteoporosis and medical weight management at the Austin Hospital Endocrine Centre of Excellence. Since returning to Hobart, Michael has helped to establish a multidisciplinary weight management program at Your Health Hub and developed the Endocrine Metabolic Bone Disease (Osteoporosis) and Medical Weight Management Clinicsat the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Michael has received numerous prizes including the inaugural Tasmanian AMA President’s Award for Excellence, the Tasmanian RACP Physicians Prize and RCPA Pathology Scholarship, Vice Chancellor’s Leadership Award and the Tasmanian RACP Trainee Research Award (2014, 2018 & 2020). Michael is a keen educator and has held various competitive teaching posts with the University of Tasmania (Senior Lecturer and Examiner), Postgraduate Medical Council of Tasmania and Royal Hobart Hospital (Medical Education Advisor and Chief Registrar). He enjoys using these skills to help educate patients about their health, medical condition(s) and how these can be best managed.

Meet Dr Michael Thompson

Michael is an avid bushwalker and trail runner. He is currently training to run the Overland Track.