Dr. Tompkins has a very broad knowledge of trauma and metabolism. He ran the large NIH-funded Glue Grant for Inflammation and Host Response to Injury in Humans, a large-scale collaborative research program that generated and analyzed likely the largest data set ever collected on humans. There seems to be a relationship between trauma and ME/CFS, possibly being triggered by or putting the body into a constant state of trauma. Dr. Tompkins is skilled at getting a diverse group of scientists and doctors to collaborate. Having him on the Advisory Board is instrumental to successfully managing such a big project.
Dr. Tompkins is a professor of Surgery at the Harvard Medical School. He is also chief of Trauma, Burns and Surgical Critical Care Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital and chief of staff at the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Boston. Dr. Tompkins is a leading trauma and burn physician and trauma specialist at the Massachusetts General Hospital.