Joanna E. Thomson, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-8092


Joanna Thomson, MD, MPH, is a fellowship-trained pediatric hospitalist. She has a special interest in caring for hospitalized children with medical complexity. Her research focuses on the impact parents and health systems have on health outcomes for these children. Additionally, she has participated in rapid evidence adoption and quality improvement work.

MD: Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 2008.

Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2008-2011.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2011.

MPH: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2014.

Gold JM, HallM, Shah SS, Thomson J, Subramony A, Mahant S, Mittal V, Wilson KM, Morse R, Mussman GM, Hametz P, Montalbano A, Parikh K, Ishman S, O’Neill M, Berry JG. Long length of hos-pital stay in children with medical complexity. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2016 Jul 5.

Agrawal R, Hall M, Cohen E, Goodman DM, Kuo DZ, Neff JM, O’Neill M, Thomson J, Berry JG. Trends in Healthcare Spending for Children in Medicaid with High Resource Use. Pediatrics. 2016 Sep 15.

Statile AM, Schondelmeyer A, Thomson J, White D, Brower L, Davis B, Carroll M, Hausfeld J, Tucker K, White C. Improving Discharge Efficiency in Medically Complex Patients. Pediatrics. 2016 Aug;138(2).

Thomson J, Shah SS, Simmons JM, Sauers-Ford HS, Brunswick S, Hall D, Kahn RS, Beck AF. Financial and Social Hardships in Families of Children with Medical Complexity. J Pediatr. 2016 Feb 17.

Thomson J, Hall M, Ambroggio L, Stone B, Srivastava R, Shah SS, Berry JG. Aspiration and Non-Aspiration Pneumonia in Hospitalized Children With Neurologic Impairment. Pediatrics. 2016 Feb;137(2):1-10.

Thomson J, Hall M, Berry J, Stone B, Ambroggio L, Simmons J, Srivastava R, Shah SS. Diagnostic Testing and Hospital Outcomes of Children with Neurologic Impairment with Bacterial Pneumonia. Journal of Pediatrics. 2016 Aug 22.

Thomson J, Shah SS. Interpreting Variability in the Health Care Utilization of Children with Medical Complexity. Pediatrics. 2015 Nov;136(5):974-6.