Wesley’s CV

Joel Wesley Thompson, MHS, PA, AAHIVS, DFAAPA

Ballantyne Family Medicine
6010 E. W.T. Harris Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28215
704.208.4134
wthompson@ballantynefamilymedicine.com

Education
1991, Master of Health Science, Duke University, Durham, NC
1987, Physician Assistant Certificate, Duke University, Durham, NC
1987, Bachelor of Health Science, Duke University, Durham, NC
1982, Bachelor of Art, Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Clinical History
Medical Director and Physician Assistant, Ballantyne Family Medicine – Charlotte, North Carolina – December 2015 to present

  • Personally provide care for more than 1000 HIV/AIDS patients
  • Provide PrEP for more than 200 patients since January 2014
  • American Academy of HIV Medicine Certified (AAHIVS)
  • Provide comprehensive primary care to the LGBTQ and straight allies community
  • Clinical Researcher in phases 3 – 4 ARV trials
  • Coordinate HIV/AIDS compassionate care, patient advocacy, and community resource assistance
  • Provide ongoing continuous quality improvement (CQI) for Ryan White Grants
  • Preceptor of Internal Medicine for Wake Forest University Medical School Physician Assistant Program
  • Preceptor of Internal Medicine for UNC-Chapel Hill Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Preceptor of Internal Medicine for Duke University Physician Assistant Program
  • Preceptor of Internal Medicine for Wake Forest University Physician Assistant Program
  • Preceptor of Internal Medicine for Wingate University Physician Assistant Program
  • Preceptor of Internal Medicine for Winston Salem State University Nurse Practitioner Program

Physician Assistant, Rosedale Infectious Diseases – Huntersville, North Carolina – April 2012 to April 2015

Specialty Editor, WebMedCentral.com – May 2012 to present

  • Infectious Disease, specifically HIV/AIDS Specialty Editor.

Physician Assistant, Carolinas Medical Center Myers Park, Infectious Disease Department – Charlotte, North Carolina – May 2006 to December 2011

Physician Assistant, Jemsek Clinic – Huntersville, North Carolina – June 2000 to March 2006

Physician Assistant, Charlotte Medical Care Center – Charlotte, North Carolina – November 1999 to May 2000 (temporary assignment)

Physician Assistant, Kaiser Permanente, Family Practice Clinic – Charlotte, North Carolina – July 1997 to October 1999

Physician Assistant, Kaiser Permanente, Family Practice Clinic – Raleigh, North Carolina – March 1993 to July 1997

Physician Assistant, Brian Center Health & Retirement Center – Durham, North Carolina – December 1991 – August 1994

Physician Assistant, Crissman Family Practice – Graham, North Carolina – December 1989 – January 1991

Physician Assistant, North Carolina Eye, Ear and Nose Hospital – Durham, North Carolina – June 1987 – December 1989

Clinical Research

  • GSK Women’s Trial 2013
  • Tobira 652-2-202, Sub-Investigator
  • NK-104-4.05US, Kowa, Sub-Investigator
  • ING 111762 SAILING ViiV Healthcare, Sub-Investigator
  • ING 114467 SINGLE ViiV Healthcare, Sub-Investigator
  • TMC ETRO, Tibotec, Sub-Investigator
  • TMC INROADS, Tibotec, Sub-Investigator
  • GS 104, Gilead Science, Sub-Investigator
  • GS 105, Gilead Science, Sub-Investigator
  • GS 130, Gilead Science, Sub-Investigator
  • GS 145, Gilead Science, Sub-Investigator
  • GS 110, Gilead Science, Sub-Investigator
  • GS 111,  Gilead Science, Sub-Investigator
  • GS 118, Gilead Science, Sub-Investigator
  • GS 114, Gilead Science, Sub Investigator
  • GS 102, Gilead Sciences, Sub-Investigator
  • GS 103, Gilead Sciences, Sub-Investigator
  • GS 106 Switch, Gilead Sciences Sub-Investigator
  • TMC114-C226, Tibotec, Sub-Investigator
  • TMC114-C209, Tibotec, Sub-Investigator
  • TMC114-C202, Tibotec, Sub-Investigator
  • TMC114-C214, Tibotec, Sub-Investigator
  • TMC125-C206, Tibotec, Sub-Investigator
  • A4001026, Pfizer, Sub-Investigator
  • A4001027, Pfizer, Sub-Investigator
  • A4001029, Pfizer, Sub-Investigator
  • AI424131, Bristol Myers Squibb, Sub-Investigator
  • AI424128, Bristol Myers Squibb, Sub-Investigator
  • AI4124079, Bristol Myers Squibb, Sub-Investigator
  • AI424089, Bristol Myers Squibb, Sub-Investigator
  • AI424135-ZEST, Bristol Myers Squibb, Sub-Investigator
  • AI424121, Bristol Myers Squibb, Sub-Investigator
  • Glaxo Aloha Trial, Glaxo Smith Kline, Sub-Investigator
  • Roche “Enhance” Protocol, Roche, Sub-Investigator
  • TMC 114, Tibotec, Sub-Investigator
  • TherImmune AntiR7V Elisa Study
  • Ortho-Biotech HCV Infection treatment with Peg-Intron Study
  • AI424-037, Bristol-Myers Squib Pharmaceutical Inc., Sub-Investigator
  • AI424043, Bristol-Myers Squib Pharmaceutical Inc., Sub-Investigator
  • AI424045, Bristol-Myers Squib Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sub-Investigator
  • PR99-30-33, Ortho-Biotech, Sub-Investigator
  • PR00-30-035, Ortho-Biotech, Sub-Investigator
  • AI424006, Bristol Myers Squibb, Sub-Investigator
  • AI424034, Bristol Myers Squibb, Sub-Investigator
  • GS-US-183-0144/5, Gilead Science, Sub-Investigator
  • GS-US-183-0105, Gilead Science, Sub-Investigator
  • GS-01-903 (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate), Gilead Sciences, Sub-Investigator
  • Comet Trial, Gilead Sciences, Sub-Investigator
  • GS-01-934, Gilead Sciences, Sub-Investigator
  • Agouron #202, Agouron Pharmaceuticals Inc., Sub-Investigator
  • Agouron A4311002, Sub-Investigator
  • Agouron A4311006, Capravirine salvage, Sub-Investigator
  • Agouron #508, Agouron Pharmaceuticals Inc., Sub-Investigator
  • ABT #378r (lopinavir/ritonavir), Abbot Pharmaceuticals, Sub-Investigator
  • Ortho Biotech 035 Hepatitis C/ HIV co-infected, Sub-Investigator
  • BI-1182.52 (tipranavir) Phase II b dose finding study, Sub-Investigator
  • BI-1182.17 (tipranavir) Phase III, Sub-Investigator
  • BI-1182.12 (tipranavir) Phase III, Sub-Investigator
  • BI-1182.51 (tipranavir), Sub-Investigator
  • GS-01-910 (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate), Gilead Sciences, Sub-Investigator
  • Vaxgen AIDSVAX Vaccine Clinical Trials, Vaxgen, Sub-Investigator

Certifications and Licenses

  • NCCPA National Certification
  • AAHIVM HIV Specialist
  • North Carolina Physician Assistant License
  • DEA

Advisory Boards/Panels

  • BMS Pharmaceuticals HIV/AIDS Regional Advisory Board Panel
  • ViiV Pharmaceuticals HIV/AIDS Regional Advisory Board Panel
  • Gilead Pharmaceuticals HIV/AIDS Regional Advisory Board Panel
  • Abbott Pharmaceutical HIV/AIDS Regional Advisory Board Panel
  • Janssen Pharmaceutical HIV/AIDS Regional Advisory Board Panel
  • Merck Pharmaceutical HIV/AIDS Regional Advisory Panel

Professional  Affiliations

  • NC ADAP Medical Advisory Committee – 2004-present
  • Carolinas Care Board of Directors – 2012-present
  • North Carolina AIDS Action Network Board of Directors – 2013-present
  • American Academy of HIV Medicine, Co-Chair, Southeast Chapter
  • Visiting Lecturer, Davidson University – 2003-present
  • Visiting Lecturer, Wake Forest University – 2003-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Wingate University PA Program – 2008-present
  • Co-Chair of the Mecklenburg County Commissioner’s AIDS Council – 2008-2012
  • Co-Chair Ryan White Quality Management for Mecklenburg County – 2009-2013
  • International AIDS Society member
  • International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care Member
  • Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN), former Board of Directors Member, Charlotte,NC
  • Clinical Consultant, Community Resource and Lecturer, Metrolina AIDS Project
  • Physician Assistant AIDS Network Association
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • Mecklenburg County Medical Society
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Metrolina Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Duke University Physician Assistant Alumni Association

Community Affiliations

  • St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Eucharistic Lay Minister
  • Wendover Heights Homeowners’ Association Board of Directors – 2003-2009
  • Co-Producer, Portrait for Hell by Thorin Thompson, Nosfilmatu Productions
  • Co-Producer, I am the water, You are the Sea by Malachi Leopold

Languages

  • American Sign Language
  • French – Conversational in speaking, writing and reading
  • Spanish – Conversational in speaking, writing and reading, studies in progress
  • Mandarin Chinese previously conversational, minor studies would regain skills

Speaker Bureaus

  • Abbott, 2000 – Present
  • ViiV, 2008 – Present
  • Boehringer Ingelheim, 2000 – Present
  • Bristol Myers Squibb, 2000 – 2005
  • Gilead, 2003 – Present
  • Merck, 2008 – Present
  • Jannsen, 2006 – Present
  • Ryan White Action Organization

Publications and Presentations

  • “International AIDS Conference 2016 brings worldwide community together”, QNotes, 2016
  • “HIV/AIDS in the South: A Tale of Two Souths & The Great Equalizer”, AAHIVM Magazine, 2014
  • “PEP, PrEP, & TasP: Terms Everyone Should Know”, QNotes
  • The Evolving Role of Physician Assistants in the Prevention and Treatment of HIV and AIDS“, Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants/Haymarket Media, 2008
  • World AIDS Day Keynote Speaker, Mecklenburg County – 2011
  • World AIDS Day Keynote Speaker, Mecklenburg County – 2010
  • ID Advisor Interview Issue 2:2 – Fall 2011
  • AFPPA Fall CME Conference – Surviving and Thriving with HIV – 2011
  • AAPA Sponsored CME Conferences , multistate HIV in Primary Care – 2011
  • ID Adviser Magazine, interview – 2010
  • HIV Specialist Magazine, contributor – 2008, 2011
  • CME Conferences sponsored by AAPA, multistate HIV Trends for Primary Care – 2010
  • World AIDS Day, Keynote Speaker, Davidson University,Davidson, NC – 2009
  • World AIDS Day, Keynote Speaker, Davidson University, Davidson, NC – 2008
  • CME Conferences sponsored by AAPA, HIV and Primary Care – 2008
  • HIV and Spirituality, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church – 2008
  • Quantia MD Floor Reporter CROI February 2008
  • AFPPA Fall Conference, “Update on HIV”. – 2007
  • Healthy Relationships Lectures for Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN)
  • Regional Educational Activities for Caregivers in HIV (REACH) lecture series
  • Carolinas Association for Community Health Equity, Inc. (CACHE) lecture series
  • “Increase to Decrease” campaign organized by an affiliation of Black Churches, Charlotte, NC
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants Chapter Lecture Series Speakers
  • World AIDS Day, Friendship Missionary Baptist, Charlotte, NC – 2006
  • International House Community Lecture Series on HIV, Ukrainian Delegations – 2006
  • Mecklenburg County Audubon Society lecture on Avian Influenza – Jun 2006
  • World AIDS Day Keynote Speaker Davidson University, Davidson, NC – 2005
  • National League of Cities Conference HIV Prevention and Treatment needs – 2005
  • ANAC Conference, HIV/AIDS Salvage Therapy, New Orleans, LA. – 2004
  • HIV Update for the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants National Conference – 2004-2005
  • HIV Update for Wake Forest Medical School Physician Assistant Program – 2003.
  • Ongoing community and colleague lecture series on HIV, Opportunistic Infections, Medication Adherence, Side Effects, and related topics – 2001-present
  • Presenter for North Carolina Gay Men’s Health Summit – 2001
  • Authored Patient Monthly Newsletter for Jemsek Clinic – 2000-2006.
  • Health Summit at UNC-CH School of Social Work – 2001
  • HIV and OI’s Community Forum for Rowan County AIDS Task Force (now Rowan Care Alliance) – 2001
  • Developed Clinical Policies and Procedures for Metrolina AIDS Project Ryan White Title III Program – 2001
  • HIV and Opportunistic Infections. Community Forum, Metrolina AIDS Project – 2001
  • Co-authored Jemsek Clinic website – 2000-2006
  • Ask the Experts, panel discussion for PA Advance Magazine – 1999.
  • “Charlotte Talks” on WFAE: Panel discussion on Physician Assistants and Managed Health Care – 1998.
  • “HIV Update” Kaiser Permanente,RaleighNC – 1997
  • “Natural Herbal Therapy: The Harmful and the Helpful” – lecture delivered for Kaiser Permanente – 1996
  • Death and Dying with Dignity in the Long Term Care Setting”, Provider – 1993
  • Fun in the Sun; At What Cost?” Alamance City-County Magazine – 1992
  • “The Healthcare System of Australia” – lecture delivered for the Health Administration Department, Duke University – 1992
  • “The Healthcare System of Holland” – lecture delivered for the Health Administration Department, Duke University – 1992
  • “Code 5 Update” – continuing education lecture for nursing staff, North Carolina Eye, Ear and Nose Hospital (formerly McPherson Hospital), Durham, NC – 1988-1989

Charitable Work

  • HIV Mission Trips to Belize to provide care to the indigent and prison populations
  • Provided monthly free care to HIV patients for the Open Door Clinic in Statesville, North Carolina – 2004-2005
  • Co-founded the Jemsek Project Charitable Organization to help those affected and infected with HIV/AIDS

Awards