Faculty Member

Aaron Thompson MD, MPH, FRCPC

Email Address(es)
aaron.thompson@utoronto.ca
Office Phone
416-864-6060 ext. 3237
Office Address
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Division(s)/Office
Occupational & Environmental Health Division
Position
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

Occupational Disease

Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome

Worker’s Compensation

Education & Training History

Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Occupational Medicine) 2009

Master of Public Health (MPH), Harvard School of Public Health 2006

Medical Doctorate, University of Ottawa 2003

Honours Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto 1999

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

CHL5004 – Introduction to Public Health Sciences – Course Co-Director – 2013-present

CHL5905H – Clinical Studies in Occupational Health – Course Co-Director 2011-present

CHL5912H – Industrial Toxicology – Lecturer 2011-present

CHL5920H – Advanced Occupational Hygiene – Lecturer 2011-present

Professional Summary & Appointments

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Director, Occupational Medicine Residency Program, University of Toronto

Staff Physician, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto

Medical Director, Occupational Disease, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)

Current Research Projects

Holness DL, Thompson A, House R. Development of Workplace Prescription to facilitate return to work for workers with hand-arm vibration syndrome. AHSC AFP Innovation Fund, $4,700.00.

Holness DL, Thompson A. Development of a Workplace Prescription to facilitate return to work for workers with occupational skin disease. AHSC AFP Innovation Fund, $4,850.00.

House R, Holness DL, Thompson A. Education to increase to use of ISO approved anti-vibration gloves for patients with HAVS and their co-workers. AHSC AFP Innovation Fund, $4,900.

Representative Publications

  1. Thompson A, Turcot A, Youakim S, House R. Compensation of Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome in Canada. International Journal of Social Security and Workers Compensation. 2012;3(1):21-28.
  2. Thompson A, Turcot A, Youakim S, House R. Compensation of Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome in Canada. Proceedings, 12th International Conference on Hand-Arm Vibration. Canadian Acoustics 2011;39(2): 112-113.
  3. Thompson A, Eger T, Krajnak K, House R. Vibration white foot in a worker with direct vibration exposure to the feet. Proceedings, 12th International Conference on Hand-Arm Vibration. Canadian Acoustics 2011;39(2): 28-29.
  4. House R, Thompson A. Clinical Assessment of HAVS: Controversies in Diagnosis and Measurement. Proceedings, 12th International Conference on Hand-Arm Vibration. Canadian Acoustics 2011;39(2): 78-79.
  5. House R, Krajnak K, Thompson A, Jiang D. Effect of Hand-Arm Vibration and Proximal Neuropathy on current Perception Threshold Measurement in the Fingers. Proceedings, 12th International Conference on Hand-Arm Vibration. Canadian Acoustics 2011;39(2): 68-69.
  6. House R, Jiang D, Thompson A, Eger T, Krajnak K, Sauve J, Schweigert M. Vasospasm in the feet in workers assessed for HAVS. Occup Med (Lond) 2011;61:115-120.
  7. Thompson A, House R, Krajnak K, Eger, T. Vibration white foot: a case report. Occup Med (Lond) 2010;60:572-574.
  8. Thompson A, Zanobetti A, Silverman F, Schwartz J, Coull B, Urch B, Speck M, Brook J, Manno M, Gold DR. Baseline Repeated-Measures from Controlled Human Exposure Studies: Associations between Ambient Air Pollution Exposure and Systemic Inflammatory Biomarkers (IL-6, Fibrinogen). Environ Health Perspect: 2010 Jan;118(1):120-4
  9. Thompson A, House R, Manno M. The sensitivity and specificity of thermometry and plethysmography in the assessment of hand-arm vibration syndrome. Occup Med (Lond) 2008;58: 181-186.
  10. Thompson A, House R, Manno M. Assessment of the hand–arm vibration syndrome: thermometry, plethysmography and the Stockholm Workshop Scale. Occup Med (Lond) 2007;57: 512-517.
  11. Thompson A. The consequences of underreporting workers’ compensation claims. CMAJ Jan. 30, 2007;176(3): 343-344.
  12. Thompson A, House R. Hand–arm vibration syndrome with concomitant arterial thrombosis in the hands. Occup Med (Lond) 2006;56: 317-321.
  13. Thompson A, Wills M, House R. Rounded atelectasis in an asbestos exposed worker. Occup Med (Lond) 2004;54(7): 494-496.