ThompsonAssociate Professor
Co-Director, Medical Student EM Clerkship
Physician Advisor, Emergency NP Graduate Course

Research and Clinical Interests
Medical device invention


Linda B. Thompson, MD FACEP, is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Al. She completed medical school at Emory University School of Medicine (Atlanta, Ga.) and Emergency Medicine residency training at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. She served as Chief Resident her final year of training. From 1992-1995, she functioned as the UAB Emergency Medicine Director of Education. She then transitioned from academic medicine to community medicine. She practiced full time emergency medicine in the Birmingham community until she returned to UAB School of Medicine as Assistant Professor in 2013.

In her current position, she is the Director of Community Emergency Medicine outreach. The mission of the Office of Community Emergency Medicine Outreach is focused on creating quality emergency medicine in the State of Alabama by working cooperatively with community hospitals and their leadership to recruit highly qualified board certified emergency medicine physicians, develop and mentor clinical staff, and build a culture of teamwork and innovation.

In addition, Dr. Thompson is involved in running a monthly suture lab as well as didactic lectures for medical students and residents.
In 2014, she was made clerkship director for the Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine rotation.
As a part of the universities initiative to foster a cooperative relationship between the various schools, she is working with The School of Engineering to invent a medical device for the measurement of weight in recumbent critically ill patients. She has a temporary patent pending.
In 2016, she and Dr. Marquita Hicks are co-faculty directors of the undergraduate Biology course, BY 495. This is an Emergency Medicine Internship that provides students with the opportunity to experience authentic hands-on research, to attend didactic classes on the basics of research, and to have shadowing opportunities in the Emergency Department.


American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM, Diplomate) - 1992

Selected Publications

Wrenn KD, Thompson LB: Hemodynamically Stable Upper GI Bleeding. AM J Emerg Med 1991:9; 309-312



Medical School
Emory University

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Emergency Medicine


Office Location
OHB 251