Ronald Tompkins

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Ronald G. Tompkins, MD, ScD, was a leading trauma and burn specialist physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital, a leading ME/CFS researcher, and Chief Medical Officer at the Open Medicine Foundation until he passed away in 2022.[1][2]

Tompkins, along with Dr. Wenzhong Xiao, led the Harvard ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center, whose funding was provided by the Open Medicine Foundation.[3] After Dr Tompkins's sudden death in 2022 a tribute from the Open Medicine Foundation referred to him as a "dear friend to all" who was "driven by a fierce compassion for others" and had a "steadfast dedication to finding answers for millions suffering from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and related diseases.[2]

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  • Sumner M. Redstone Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School[4]
  • Division Chief, Surgery, Science and Bioengineering, Division of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital[4] 
  • Founding Director, The Institute for Bioengineering and Biotechnology, a division in Surgery at Mass General[4]

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  • BA, Chemistry, Tulane University, 1972
  • MD, Medicine, Tulane University, 1976
  • SM, Chemical Engineering, MIT, 1983
  • ScD, Chemical Engineering, MIT, 1983
  • Honorary M.A. from Harvard University[4]

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