Barbara L. Thompson, MD


Dr. Thompson joined UTMB’s Department of Family Medicine in 1972. Dr. Thompson currently serves as Professor in the Department of Family Medicine after stepping down as Department Chair in October 2021, a position she held since 1998.

Dr. Thompson earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She completed an internship with St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York, New York, and a residency with the UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Thompson was a member of the first class of residents in this program.

Dr. Thompson is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in geriatrics. She has selected as a "Texas Super Doc" by Texas Monthly magazine in 2005, 2006 and consecutively  from 2011 to 2017. She was named one of Best Doctors'® "Best Doctors in America" in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 and sees patients at the Family Medicine Clinic - Island West.

Over her career, Dr. Thompson has held many leadership positions and had many honors bestowed upon her. She has served as president of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine, Emeritus Scholar and former Chair of the UTMB Health John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine, president of the Galveston County Medical Society, and held other positions too numerous to list.

Dr. Thompson’s interests include medical student education, resident education and medical history and ethics.

Barbara Thompson, MD

Practice Location(s):

6710 Stewart Road, Suite 100
Galveston, Texas 77551

Appointment Line:
(409) 744-4030 or
(409) 772-2166

Fax Number:
(409) 740-4187

Clinic Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

After Hours
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