Dr Matthew Thompson

Matt was born in the small rural town of Tocumwal, NSW, which lies on the Murray River (Border between NSW and Victoria).

Ultimately the family moved to Brisbane for his father to complete his Medicine studies. When his father decided to commence rural GP training the family again relocated, this time to Wangaratta in Victoria.

Following a year studying in Sydney and attending St. Johnís College, Matt moved back to Queensland and commenced tertiary study at University of Queensland. His parents too had relocated back to Brisbane where they purchased a GP practice in the area they had previously lived.

Matt studied Arts/Journalism at UQ and undertook work experience with Fox Sports News in Brisbane. He then completed a Graduate Diploma in Education and took up work, primarily as a substitute teacher, in Brisbane.
Following in the footsteps of his father Matt decided he would look into the option of studying medicine with the aim of training as a GP.
After completing further university study (Humanities/History Ė which he thoroughly enjoyed) he was successful in gaining entry to study Medicine at Bond University on the Gold Coast in 2011.

Matt completed his studies and clinical training at Gold Coast and Brisbane Hospitals.
Whilst studying he worked at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane as part of the Liver Transplant Service, working as a perfusionist during Liver Transplant operations.
During his final year of Medicine Matt had the opportunity to travel to Solomon Islands, working and delivering care to the local residents of Kirakira on the Island of Makira.

Following his graduation in 2015, Matt relocated to Canberra for personal reasons.
Matt has completed his internship and residency at The Canberra Hospital and Calvary Hospital. He has undertaken hospital rotations in Psychiatry, Urology, Infectious Diseases, Emergency, Paediatrics, Rehabilitation, Cardiothoracic surgery as well as some time as resident of the vascular team.

Mattís interest in General Practice stems from his background in education, practicing primary preventative medicine, educating patients and care-givers, providing continuity of care, and enjoying the variety General practice provides.
Areas of interest include family medicine, Sports medicine, Mental Health and Menís health.

Outside of work Matt enjoys all sports, particularly cricket and Australian Rules, although in his spare time you can find him reading news articles or watching some form of sport.
He likes to remain active, enjoys travel and sharing time with good friends and family. He has recently taken up Javelin and trains at the AIS during the week with a specialist coach.