Sharon Thompson, MD, MPH

Dr. Sharon Thompson is a practicing obstetrician gynecologist in Phoenix, Arizona where she owns and manages Central Phoenix Obstetrics and Gynecology. She earned a B.A. in Biology from Vassar College, an M.P.H in women and child health from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. 
Dr. Thompson completed her training in obstetrics and gynecology at the Harvard University affiliated Brigham and Women’s / Massachusetts General Hospital residency program.

A sought-after expert in her field, Dr. Thompson is welcomed around the country as a keynote speaker, teacher and health coach. She has given invited presentations to organizations including the American Medical Women’s Association, Banner University Medical Center, Luke Air Force Base and the American Association of Professional Coders.  Dr. Thompson is regularly featured on 3TV’s Good Morning Arizona.

“Ready to Change: Tackling Implicit Bias to Decrease Disparities in Health Care”

This workshop is for those ready to go beyond facts and definitions. Through examples and vignettes, participants learn techniques to recognize racism and bias in themselves and their colleagues and practice tools and strategies to eliminate them. Participants leave equipped to create real change in themselves and their institutions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Give 3 - 5 examples of how implicit bias intersects with healthcare disparities

  • Apply 1 - 2 techniques for recognizing implicit bias

  • Identify three techniques to minimize or avoid the presence/effect of implicit bias