Dr. Lester Thompson

Pathology
Woodland Hills, CA
32 years experience male

Locations

Department of Pathology

Woodland Hills, CA

Address

Woodland Hills, CA
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About

Bio

I completed medical school at Loma Linda University in 1988 while teaching anatomy for the dental and physical therapy students and serving as the social director for the class. After an Orthopedic Surgery internship in 1989, I completed a Pathology Residency at University of California—Los Angeles in 1993. After doing advanced training in Cytopathology, I joined the United States Navy (CAPT, MC, USNR). With triple Board Certification in Pathology, I worked for a decade at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, developing a specific interest and expertise in pathology of the Head and Neck and Endocrine organs. During this time, I served as Chief of the Division of Otorhinolaryngic-Head & Neck Pathology, Chief, Division of Immunopathology, and Assistant Chairman, Department of Scientific Laboratories. I have published over 160 research papers, currently serving as the editor of Head and Neck Pathology; teaching at national and international conferences; serving as an active member of a number of national and international societies; and collaborating on the World Health Organization’s books for Head and Neck and Endocrine Organs. I have published 4 books (Head and Neck Pathology; Endocrine Pathology, Churchill Livingstone-Elsevier; Diagnostic Pathology and Molecular Genetics of the Thyroid, Wolters Kluwer – Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Diagnostic Pathology: Head and Neck , Lippincott-Williams Wilkins). I enjoy cooking, stained glass, cake decorating, SCUBA and travel.

Specialties
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Pathology, Board Certified

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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Rarely: Adenomyosis is mis-placed endometrial lining glands into the wall of the uterus (into the muscle). It is uncommon for these misplaced glands to become ... Read More
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Yes: Especially now with electronic medical records, pathology and imaging test results are frequently transmitted to a site that allows you to log in and ... Read More
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May 20, 2013
very impressed with his concise and educational comments. he is an excellent asset to Healthtap
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Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Thompson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loma Linda University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

University of California Los Angeles

Awards

John Hill Brinton Award
Physician Exceptional Contribution Award
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