Joseph W. Thompson

Dr. Joe Thompson is surgeon general for the state of Arkansas, director of the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement and a professor in the Colleges of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Dr. Thompson works closely with the Governor's office, the Arkansas legislature and public and private organizations across the state on relevant health policy issues.

Dr. Thompson earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.