22742-Thompson, Shannon

Shannon L. Thompson, MD, BA, FAAP

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

RI XE040
575 Riley Hospital Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Dr. Shannon Thompson is a board-certified pediatrician and child abuse subspecialist, licensed in Indiana.  She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, Riley Hospital for Children Child Protection Programs. She also serves as the Division Chief for the Child Protection Program in the Department of Pediatrics.

Dr. Thompson received her Bachelor of Arts in pre-medicine from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY and her doctor of medicine from The Ohio State University School of Medicine and Public Health in Columbus, Ohio.  She completed her pediatric residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. 
Prior to her current position, she practiced general pediatrics in Kokomo, Indiana for 3 years.  She later practiced as a pediatric hospitalist for 8 years and served as Medical Director of the Child Protection Team at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent for 5 years.

In her current position, she serves as Associate Division Chief of IU Child Protection Program and Medical Director of the Child Protection Foster Care Bridge Clinic. Dr. Thompson is committed to providing trauma-informed care to children and their caregivers in effort to help build resilience.

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Division Chief, Child Protection Program
  • Education
    2002 RES Pediatric Residency, Georgetown University Medical Center
    1999 MD The Ohio State University
    1993 BA Hofstra University
  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
    Ray Helfer Society
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - Child Abuse Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics
  • Clinical Interests

    Dr. Thompson is interested in developing an outpatient clinic for children who have been physically abused as well as those who have been identified high risk, and are in need of a comprehensive medical evaluation. She is also interested developing a program to provide timely medical care to children in the foster care population and ultimately identify a medical home.


    Sycamore Pediatrics and Adolescents, Kokomo, IN (July 2002 - July 2005)

    Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent (September 2005 - October 2013)

  • Awards
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2021-05-01

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