Professor John Thompson AO

BSc(Med), MBBS, MD (Syd), DSc (Hon), FRACS, FACS (Hon), FAHMS

Surgical Oncologist

Professor John Thompson is Emeritus Professor of Melanoma and Surgical Oncology at The University of Sydney. He was the Director of Sydney Melanoma Unit from 1998 and thereafter Executive Director of Melanoma Institute Australia until the end of 2016.  He was a member of the Board of Directors on inception of the company in 2007 until December 2016. He is author of over 900 peer-reviewed scientific articles.

Prof Thompson is a past President of the International Sentinel Node Society, and was Chairman of the Australian and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group for 15 years. He is a member of the Melanoma Staging Committee of the American Joint Committee on Cancer, and chairs the Working Group that is updating the Australian Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Cutaneous Melanoma.  He is an Honorary Fellow of the American Surgical Association and the American College of Surgeons, and was made an Inaugural Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences in 2015.