Mr Chris Thompson

Anatomy Teaching Fellow/ Surgical Demonstrator

Mr Chris Thompson

Anatomy Teaching Fellow/ Surgical Demonstrator

  • Anatomy
  • Edinburgh Medical School: Biomedical Sciences
  • University of Edinburgh

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Doorway 3
Medical School
Teviot Place

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Chris was initially awarded his BSc (Hons) in Physiology from St Andrews in 2008 before completing his MBBS at Newcastle University in 2012. 

Following completion of Foundation Training in Northumbria NHS trust, an HMO post with Monash Health, Melbourne and Core Surgical Training with NHS Lothian, Chris worked as an Anatomy Teaching fellow in the department up until August 2018. He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCS (ENT)) and is currently a Specialty Registrar in Otolaryngology in NHS Lothian. 

He was recently awarded the position of Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow in Anatomy and continues to organise and deliver teaching sessions within the department. 

Chris has a deep interest in teaching, having previously led the CASE anatomy programme for Edinburgh Medical Students, completing his CEP Level 2 and working towards his PGCAP in Education with the university. 

He also has a keen interest in sport medicine, serving as the duty doctor for both the Scottish Hockey Association and St Johnstone Football club.


Chris delivers practical sessions across a wide range of anatomical subjects to medical, biomedical science and anatomy students. In addition to this he has a focus on clinically-orientated anatomy teaching to draw from his experiences and contextualise learning for students. 

Of note, he was involved in the organisation and delivery of the new Core Surgical Training Anatomy teaching programme.

Published/Presented Work

  • Thompson C, Gohil R. Lyric™ Hearing Aid – A rare cause of Benign Necrotising Otitis Externa / External Ear Canal Cholesteatoma. BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-222719.
  • Thompson C, Nixon IJ. Our understanding of well-differentiated thyroid cancer. International journal of Head and Neck Surgery. IJHNS Apr-Jun, Issue 2, 2017. 

  • Thompson C, Gohil R. Pneumatic Dental Extractions - an unusual cause of extensive cervical surgical emphysema. BMJ Case Reports. 

  • Thompson C, Phelan P. The Effects of Viscogonioplasty in the treatment of Narrow Angle Glaucoma - A 5-year retrospective study. (Mar 2011). 

  • Thompson C, Taranu R, Candal-Couto J. A Review of CAP Shoulder Resurfacing Hemiarthroplasty at Wansbeck General Hospital. NESS Annual Meeting, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle (22ndMay 2014).

  • Thompson C, Dhumale S, Alashkham A. The Incidence of Accessory Foramina for the Vertebral artery in the Atlas and their Clinical Implications. BACA 2018 Conference, Cambridge (25th June 2018).

  • Thompson C, Asimakopoulos P, Vernham G, Evans A, Nixon I. Pre-disposing Factors and Complication rates across a Decade of Total Laryngectomy. ECHNO Conference, Rome (13th April 2018).

  • Thompson C, Yeo J, Nixon IF, Nixon IJ. Management of Head and Neck Sarcomas: A single institutions 10-year experience. ENT UK Conference, York (31st March 2017). 

  • Thompson C, Asimakopoulos P, Evans A, Vernham G, Nixon IJ. A review of primary total laryngectomy outcomes. BAHNO 2017 Conference, London (12th May 2017). 

  • Thompson C, Shahzad K, El-Mokadem I, Denholm L, Hillen M, Alhasso A, Keanie J, Stewart L. Post bulbar urethroplasty peri-catheter urethrogram (PUG), is it really required? ICS 2016, Tokyo (13th- 16th September 2016)