Board of Directors

Dr. Penelope Thompson

Honourary Secretary; Chair, Awards Committee

Location: Hamilton, ON.

Dr. Penny Thompson is a General Consulting Pediatrician in Hamilton, Ontario.  She completed a BA and MA in Anthropology, and her medical degree at McMaster University. Her Pediatric training was at McMaster and University of Toronto and she returned to McMaster to complete a Neonatal Fellowship, following which she joined the Department of Pediatrics as staff Neonatologist, covering both the NICU and Neonatal follow-up clinic.

An interest in medical education led to 3 years of international work together with her physician husband, and upon her return she served as Academic Director in the Physician Assistant Education Program at McMaster, enhancing curriculum and introducing simulations.  Clinically she contributed to pediatric care in the division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, and in the Hamilton community.

She is Associate Clinical Professor at McMaster with academic interests in infant and toddler development, adolescent issues, and undergraduate and post-graduate medical education, and she is the proud mother of four young adult children.