St. Boniface District Representative
Emergency room medicine is a perfect fit for Dr. Kristjan Thompson. The Winnipeg-born, raised and educated physician thrives in the fast-paced, challenging and ever-changing ER environment.
“I have the best job in the world,” says Dr. Thompson, who works at the ER at St. Boniface Hospital. (He is also a transport physician for STARS Air Ambulance.)
“The environment in the ER is in continuous flux, and I am constantly learning and challenged to grow to become a better physician. We often see people in their most vulnerable state, and are confronted with the vast spectrum of the human condition and the fragility of life.”
Aside from his passion for ER medicine, Dr. Thompson is also interested in healthcare administration and health policy. Those interests will serve him well in his role on the Board of Doctors Manitoba.
“In the midst of great change and uncertainty, physicians are currently facing significant challenges as we continue to strive towards excellence in patient care,” he says. But that reality won’t deter Dr. Thompson.
“I have never been shy to speak up, nor roll up my sleeves and take action. I will do my best to represent and advocate for the St. Boniface District Medical Society physicians as we navigate through all the changes and challenges currently facing our profession.”
Dr. Thompson has already worked with Doctors Manitoba. In 2013, he was the PARIM co-president and sat on the Doctors Manitoba board as a PARIM representative.
He is excited to be back on the Board, and to work for physicians.
“I will bring to this position my steadfast dedication, passion, enthusiasm, and an unwavering commitment to improving the professional, economic, and personal well-being of all Manitoba physicians.”