Benjamin P. Thompson, DO

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Benjamin P. Thompson, DO, has been an attending radiologist at Nationwide Children's Hospital since 2014 with a specialized clinical focus on fluoroscopic techniques to improve outcomes in children with colorectal developmental disorders, intestinal failure, hepatobiliary disorders and velopharyngeal dysfunction. He has benefited from a robust collaboration with colleagues in the Colorectal & Pelvic Reconstruction Center. He has championed the development of our Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) program for patients with hepatic steatosis and liver fibrosis. He led the creation of a unique innovative technique in MRE to further assess regional liver stiffness and presented at the 26th Annual Society of Pediatric Radiology. He is the Co-Director of Quality Improvement and Safety for Radiology at Nationwide Children's with a mission of providing the highest quality patient care, in the safest possible environment, in order to achieve the best possible outcome for every patient.

He completed fellowship training in 2014 and earned the certification of Advance Qualification Pediatric Radiology Subspecialty (American Board of Radiology). He is an active member of the Society of Pediatric Radiology (SPR) and he has co-authored numerous publications with a specialized focus on children with anorectal malformations and liver fibrosis. He is in annual presenter at the International Pediatric Colorectal, Motility and Pelvic Reconstruction Conference and International Symposium on Velopharyngeal Dysfunction. Additionally, he has presented at the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) with a focus on Understanding Anorectal and Cloacal Malformations with 3-D Printed models. In 2014, he was a finalist for the SPR Caffey Award for a presentation on Cerebral Deep Venous Thrombosis in Children: Spectrum of Imaging Findings based on Structural Anatomy.

On a personal note, he is happily married with 3 wonderful children. He is grateful for the opportunity each day to work with fantastic people who strive together as a team to provide the best possible care to all children in central Ohio.

Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Caffey's Award Finalist, SPR, 2014
  • Dean's List, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Dean's List, University of Central Florida
  • Academic Scholars, University of Central Florida
  • Member, American Osteopathic College of Radiology
  • Member, American Society of Emergency Medicine
  • Member, Society for Pediatric Radiology
  • Member, American Board of Radiology
  • Member, American Roentgen Ray Society
  • Member, Radiological Society of North America
  • Member, American College of Radiology
  • Member, American Osteopathic Association

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 07/01/2014

Board Certifications
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Pediatric Radiology
Fellowship Nationwide Children's Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/2014
Residency Yale New Haven Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/2013
Internship St. Petersburg General Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/2009
Medical School Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Date Completed: 06/08/2008
Professional Experience

2014 - Present Nationwide Children's Hospital, Pediatric Radiologist, Co-Director, Quality & Safety, Department of Radiology

2013 - 2014 Nationwide Children's Hospital, Pediatric Radiology Fellow

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