John W. Thompson, MD

Chair and Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Director of Forensic Neuropsychiatry
(504) 988-2201
School of Medicine
John W. Thompson, MD

Education & Affiliations

Fellowship: Forensic Psychiatry, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, 1990
Residency: Psychiatry, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, 1990
M.D.: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, 1986


John W. Thompson, Jr., MD is Chairman and Professor of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, and is also its Director of Forensic Neuropsychiatry. In addition, he is the Director of the Tulane Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry and is Clinical Director of Feliciana Forensic Facility, a 255-bed forensic hospital in Louisiana. Dr. Thompson's major research interests include the fields of competency restoration, gambling and the insanity defense.

Dr. Thompson received his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He completed psychiatry residency training and a forensic psychiatry fellowship at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. He is Board Certified in psychiatry with added qualifications in forensic psychiatry and addiction psychiatry.


Addiction Psychiatry, ABP&N, 1998; Forensic Psychiatry, ABP&N, 1994; Adult Psychiatry, ABP&N, 1992


Years at Tulane:
Since 1993



Lecture Titles:
Competency Restoration
Pathological Gambling
Insanity Defense
Violence and Aggression in Psychiatric Patients
Malpractice, Informed Consent and Antipsychotic Medication
Ethics and Forensic Psychiatry

Forensic Psychiatry