Michael Thompson  thompsonmd@wustl.edu

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Assistant Professor in Pediatrics
Researcher, Pediatric Research
Endocrinology and DiabetesPediatric Research

phone: (314) 454-6051


  • BA, Summa Cum Laude, Washington University2003
  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine2012
  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine2012


  • Intern, Nationwide Children's Hospital2012 - 2013
  • Resident, Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University2013 - 2015
  • Fellow, Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University2015 - 2017

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2013OH, Medical License
  • 2016 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics/General Pediatrics
  • 2017 - PresMO, Medical License
  • 2017 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Endocrinology

Honors and Awards

  • National Merit Scholar Finalist1998
  • All-University Athletic Association Academic Team2001 - 2003
  • Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athlete All-American2001 - 2003
  • American Physiological Society Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Award2002
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Honorary2003
  • Washington University W. Alfred Hayes Award2003
  • University of Pittsburgh Paul L. McLain Award2005
  • University of Pittsburgh Cellular Approaches to Tissue Engineering and Regeneration Fellowship2006 - 2008
  • American Society of Investigative Pathology Experimental Pathologist in Graduate Training Merit Award2008
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Fellowship (F30)2008 - 2012
  • A.D. Sobel-ASIP Education Fund Scholar Award2009
  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society (Watson Chapter)2011
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Resident Research Grant2014
  • Stanley L. Phillips Award (Best poster at MWSPR meeting)2014 - 2015
  • ASIP PISA Trainee Travel Award2015
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital Committee's Choice Award2015
  • Pediatric Endocrine Society Travel Award2016
  • Scholar of the Child Health Research Center at Washington University School of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, K12-HD0762242017 - 2019
  • American Gastroenterological Association Research Scholar Award2019 - Pres
  • PISA 2020 George K. Michalopoulos Junior Faculty Scholar Award2020
  • AASLD Gupta Family Pilot Award in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Research2021 - Pres

Recent Publications view all (25)

Publication Co-Authors

  2. Maternal Obesogenic Diet Regulates Offspring Bile Acid Homeostasis and Hepatic Lipid Metabolism via the Gut Microbiome in Mice. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2022. PMID:34984925 
  3. A clinical model to predict fibrosis on liver biopsy in paediatric subjects with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Clin Obes. 2021;11(5):e12472. PMID:34106515 
  4. Maternal Fructose Diet-Induced Developmental Programming. Nutrients. 2021;13(9). PMCID:PMC8467222  PMID:34579155 
  5. Developmental Programming of NAFLD by Parental Obesity. Hepatol Commun. 2020;4(10):1392-1403. PMCID:PMC7527686  PMID:33024911 
  6. Maternal High-Fat, High-Sucrose Diet Induces Transgenerational Cardiac Mitochondrial Dysfunction Independent of Maternal Mitochondrial Inheritance. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2019. PMID:30901280 
  7. Transgenerational Impact Of Maternal Obesogenic Diet On Offspring Bile Acid Homeostasis And Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2019. PMID:30860882 
  8. β-Catenin regulation of farnesoid X receptor signaling and bile acid metabolism during murine cholestasis. Hepatology. 2018;67(3):955-971. PMCID:PMC5771988  PMID:28714273 
  9. Elevation of circulating microRNA levels in obese children compared to healthy controls. Clin Obes. 2017. PMID:28397375 
  10. Wnt signaling regulates hepatobiliary repair following cholestatic liver injury in mice. Hepatology. 2016;64(5):1652-1666. PMCID:PMC5074849  PMID:27533619 
  11. Maternal high fat diet exposure is associated with increased hepcidin levels, decreased myelination, and neurobehavioral changes in male offspring. Brain Behav Immun. 2016;58:369-378. PMID:27519153 
  12. Myxedema Coma Secondary to Central Hypothyroidism: A Rare but Real Cause of Altered Mental Status in Pediatrics. Horm Res Paediatr. 2016. PMID:27631398 
  13. Enhanced Steatosis and Fibrosis in Liver of Adult Offspring Exposed to Maternal High-Fat Diet. Gene Expr. 2016;17(1):47-59. PMID:27342733 
  14. Severe hyponatraemia with absence of hyperkalaemia in rapidly progressive Addison's disease. BMJ Case Rep. 2015;2015. PMCID:PMC4458623  PMID:26021383 
  15. Spontaneous repopulation of β-catenin null livers with β-catenin-positive hepatocytes after chronic murine liver injury. Hepatology. 2011;54(4):1333-43. PMCID:PMC3184210  PMID:21721031 
  16. Pegylated interferon alpha targets Wnt signaling by inducing nuclear export of β-catenin. J Hepatol. 2011;54(3):506-12. PMCID:PMC3052972  PMID:21093092 
  17. Disparate cellular basis of improved liver repair in beta-catenin-overexpressing mice after long-term exposure to 3,5-diethoxycarbonyl-1,4-dihydrocollidine. Am J Pathol. 2010;177(4):1812-22. PMCID:PMC2947277  PMID:20813968 
  18. Accelerated liver regeneration and hepatocarcinogenesis in mice overexpressing serine-45 mutant beta-catenin. Hepatology. 2010;51(5):1603-13. PMCID:PMC2908905  PMID:20432254 
  19. Beta-catenin deletion in hepatoblasts disrupts hepatic morphogenesis and survival during mouse development. Hepatology. 2008;47(5):1667-79. PMCID:PMC4449338  PMID:18393386 
  20. Wnt/beta-catenin signaling mediates oval cell response in rodents. Hepatology. 2008;47(1):288-95. PMID:17929301 
  21. beta-Catenin is critical for early postnatal liver growth. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2007;292(6):G1578-85. PMID:17332475 
  22. R-Etodolac decreases beta-catenin levels along with survival and proliferation of hepatoma cells. J Hepatol. 2007;46(5):849-57. PMCID:PMC1924913  PMID:17275129 
  23. WNT/beta-catenin signaling in liver health and disease. Hepatology. 2007;45(5):1298-305. PMID:17464972 
  24. Endothelial progenitor cell mobilization and increased intravascular nitric oxide in patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2007;27(2):65-73. PMID:17558240 
  25. Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor mobilizes functional endothelial progenitor cells in patients with coronary artery disease. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2005;25(2):296-301. PMID:15569821 
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