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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Eric M. Thomson, MD

Eric Thomson, MD

Specialty

Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Family Medicine, Sports Medicine

Clinical Interest

Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Concussion, Sports Injuries

Years of Experience

11

Gender

Male

Languages

English
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About Eric Thomson, MD

Dr. Eric Thomson is a primary care physician board certified in family medicine. He joined Inova Health System in 2020 and has been practicing since 2005.

Dr. Thomson grew up in Northern Utah and received his BS degree in microbiology from Weber State University. While in college, he worked as a ski instructor in the winter and a wildland firefighter in the summer. He served in the U.S. Navy Reserves as a Hospital Corpsman. Before going to medical school, he worked as a pathologist assistant, industrial hygienist and emergency preparedness specialist with both civilian and military organizations.

Following Dr. Thomson’s residency training with Virginia Commonwealth University/Fairfax Family Practice, he completed specialized fellowship training in sports medicine with Fairfax Family Practice, where he worked closely with several professional and collegiate organizations including the Washington Nationals, D.C. United, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and George Mason University.

Dr. Thomson has completed several dozen ultramarathon distance events, including Ironman Maryland, the Grand to Grand 273 km self-supported stage race and five 100 mile trail races. He also provides medical support to local running clubs.

Accreditations/Memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Wilderness Medicine Society
  • Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor, 2018
  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctor, 2018

Publications

  • “Traumatic Pancreatic Injury in Lacrosse” American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • “Lightning Injuries in Sports and Recreation” Current Sports Medicine Reports

Background

Medical Education

George Washington University School of Medicine 2009

Internships

Fairfax Family Practice
Training Specialty: Family Medicine
07/01/2009 - 06/30/2010

Residency

Virginia Commonwealth University Fairfax Family Practice
Training Specialty: Family Medicine
07/01/2009 - 06/30/2012

Fellowships

Virginia Commonwealth University Fairfax Family Practice
Training Specialty: Sports Medicine
07/01/2012 - 06/30/2013

Board Certification

Family Medicine, Sports Medicine

Hospital Affliation

Inova Physician Referral Services

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This referral service is sponsored by Inova. Only physicians with appropriate medical staff privileges at an Inova affiliated hospital may participate. There is no charge or fee to you or for the participating physician for our service. Physician participation is voluntary.

Physician referrals will be based on your referral needs and preferences of location, specialty, and rotation availability of the physician.

The physicians on our referral panel are independent practitioners or physician employees. The independent practitioners are not employees, agents or representatives of Inova and are solely responsible for their provision of medical care to you.