Drs. John Thompson and Shailender Bhatia
Drs. John Thompson and Shailender Bhatia

Dr. John Thompson, professor (Division of Medical Oncology) is the 2019 recipient of the Marvin Turck Award.

This award celebrates Dr. Marvin Turck, whose energy, enthusiastic teaching, remarkable clinical knowledge, humor and support for students, housestaff, fellows and faculty have inspired trainees and faculty for decades.

The Turck Award is a career achievement award to honor individuals whose long-term contributions have defined departmental standards for patient care and teaching and made the University of Washington an outstanding educational institution.

Dr. Thompson is Medical Director of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Phase I Clinical Trials Program and widely respected as a leading medical oncologist who has developed better approaches to diagnosing and treating melanoma and kidney cancer.