Dr. Thompson is the Chief Medical Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Regional Office in San Francisco. In that position, she serves as the chief CMS clinician for Region IX. Prior to joining CMS, Dr. Thompson was the Chief Medical Director for a rural non-profit health plan; a Branch Chief and Epidemiologist at the CDC; and a clinician for underserved populations. Dr. Thompson has been active on many state, regional, and national committees focused on improving the quality of health care. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine and holds a master’s degree in public health and a doctorate in Health Policy.