Faculty Profile

Katherine Thompson
Section of Geriatrics
Associate Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730

Academic Interests

Dr. Thompson's academic interests are focused on geriatrics workforce training, geriatrics education and community education.

Clinical Interests

Frailty, multimorbidity, dementia and primary care for older adults.


  • Thompson K, Kiraly C, Shi S. Primary Care for the Older Adult Patient: Common Geriatric Issues and Syndromes. Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America. 2016 June; 43(2);367-79. PMID: 27212097
  • Gorawara-Bhat R, Graupner J, Molony J, Thompson K. Informal caregiving in a medically underserved community: Challenges, construction of meaning and the caregiver-recipient dyad. SAGE Open Nursing, vol. 5: 1-12, April 24, 2019.
  • Gleason L, Martinchek M, Long M, Rapier N, Johnson D, Thompson K. Innovative Model Using Telementoring for Geriatric Education of Direct Care Workers at Skilled Nursing Facilities. Geriatr Nurs. 2019 Apr 12. pii: S0197-4572(18)30635-9. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2019.03.018. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30987777
  • Huisingh-Scheetz M, Martinchek M, Becker Y, Ferguson M, Thompson K. Translating Frailty Research in to Clinical Practice: Insights from the Successful Aging and Frailty Evaluation Clinic. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 Feb 5. pii: S1525-8610(18)30709-6. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:30737166
  • Jafari P, Kostas T, Levine S, Martinchek M, Johnson D, Graupner J, Thompson K. ECHO-Chicago Geriatrics: Using Telementoring to “Geriatricize” the Primary Care Workforce. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2019 Feb 1:1-9. doi: 10.1080/02701960.2019.1572005. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30706769.
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  • BA, 1997, Scripps College, Biology
  • MD, 2005, University of Chicago,
  • Residency, 2008, University of Chicago, Internal Medicine
  • Cheif Resident, 2009, University of Chicago, Ambulatory
  • Fellowship, 2010, University of Chicago, Geriatrics