william h. thompson, MD

William H. Thompson, MD

Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Contact Information

Boise VA Medical Center
500 West Fort Steet
Boise, Idaho 83702-4598

Clinician-Educator Web Page
Academic Office: (208) 422-1325
Fax: (208) 422-1319



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Education and Training

BS in Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle WA 1984

MD, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 1988.

Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Washington affiiated hospitals, Seattle WA and Boise ID 1991

Chief Resident, University of Washington affiliated hospitals, Boise VA, 1992.

Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle WA and Boise ID 1994.

Research Interests

At the Boise VA Medical Center, we use a sheep model to study the bronchial circulation, hemodynamic alterations in septic shock, and pleural space infection. Specifically, our studies have addressed bronchial arterial receptors and nitrergic control, response to bronchodilators, and the changes in bronchial blood flow in response to lung injury. We have completed a series of studies on the hemodynamic response to non-ionic contrast in a model of occluded versus open pulmonary vasculature, and are currently in the process of starting a series of studies addressing airway mechanics and bronchial blood flow in response to ErBY cautery and airway heating.

Representative Publications

Thompson WH, Carvalho P, Souza JP, charan NB. The effect of expiratory resistive loading on the noninvasive tension-time index in chronic obstructive lung disease. J Appl Physiol 2000; 89: 2007-2014.

Thompson WH, Carvalho P, Souza JP, Charan NB. Controlled trial of inhaled fluticasone propionate in moderate to severe COPD. Lung 2002. 180:191-201.

Thompson WH. Bronchioloalveolar carcinoma masquerading as pneumonia. Resp Care. 2004; 49:1349-1353.

Carvalho P, Thompson WH, Whale M. Charan NB. Bronchovascular responses to intravenous contrast media for helical CT pulmonary angiography. Arch Physiol Biochem. 111:323-325; 2005.

Charan NM, Thompson WH, Carvalho P. Functional anatomy of bronchial veins. Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 2007; 20:100-103.


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