Heather Thompson Buum, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Palliative and Primary Care

Heather Thompson Buum

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 741
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Jill Lane

Administrative Email
jdlane@umn.edu

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Palliative and Primary Care

Interim Division Director, Geriatrics, Palliative and Primary Care


Internist


Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Chief Resident, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Bachelor's Degree, Hamline University, St Paul, MN

Summary

Dr. Heather Thompson Buum is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. She joined the faculty in 2002 and devotes half her time to outpatient general internal medicine/primary care, the other half to various teaching and administrative roles. She formerly served as an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency and is now a Course Director for Human Health and Disease in the Medical School and the Interim Division Director for Geriatrics, Palliative and Primary Care. She is also the author of two books: "Mirth is God's Medicine: Coping with Cancer as a Physician'' and "With Mirth and Laughter: Finding Joy in Medicine After Cancer." Dr. Thompson has won numerous awards for teaching and patient care, including Mnpls St. Paul Magazine’s “Top Docs” in 2020, Outstanding Medical School Teacher in 2016, Clinical Excellence Award in 2013, Minnesota Monthly’s “Top Doctors for Women'' in 2013 and 2011, and the Department of Medicine Award for Outstanding Resident Teaching in 2004. She is a member of the Society for General Internal Medicine and a fellow in the American College of Physicians. Her patient care interests include women's health, breast cancer survivorship, hypertension, and also consultative general medicine (the "second opinion" workup.) Dr. Thompson endorses a philosophy of using diet, exercise, and other modalities before resorting to medication or invasive procedures to promote health. Her outside interests include choral music, performing with the Oratorio Society of Minnesota for over 20 years. She also enjoys cooking, running, and an occasional round of golf.

Awards & Recognition

  • University of Minnesota Foundation Outstanding Medical School Teacher Award (2016)
  • Department of Medicine Award for Clinical Excellence (2013)
  • Department of Medicine Award for Educational Excellence (2004)
  • Mnpls St. Paul Magazine, “Top Docs” (July 2020)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine, “Top Doctors for Women” (December 2013)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine, “Top Doctors for Women” (September 2011)
  • Minnesota Monthly Best Doctors for Women (2011, 2014)
  • University of Minnesota Department of Internal Medicine Award for Outstanding Resident Teaching (September 2004)

Professional Associations

  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Member, Society for General Internal Medicine
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Research

Publications

  1. Thompson Buum, H, Dierich, M, Adam, P, Hager KD. Implementation of a Direct Observation and Feedback Tool Using an Interprofessional Approach: A Pilot Study. J Interprof Care. 2019;Jul 23:1-4. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2019.1640190. [Epub ahead of print] Impact Factor: 1.772; Sum of Times Cited: 0. Dr. Thompson Buum participated in defining intellectual content, conducting literature research and experimental studies, data acquisition, and manuscript preparation and editing.
  2. Thompson Buum, H. You’ve Got Mail: Being on the Receiving end of Medical Bills. J Gen Intern Med. 2019;34(8):1668-1669. Impact Factor: 4.606; Sum of Times Cited: 0. Dr. Thompson Buum was the guarantor of integrity of entire study, developed the study concept and study design, defined intellectual content, conducted literature research and experimental studies, data acquisition, manuscript preparation, editing, and review.
  3. Thompson Buum, H. Sharing My Diagnosis: How Much is Too Much? Annals Fam Med. 2019;17 (2):173-175. Impact Factor: 4.185; Sum of Times Cited: 1. Dr. Thompson Buum was the guarantor of integrity of entire study, developed the study concept and study design, defined intellectual content, conducted literature research and experimental studies, data acquisition, manuscript preparation, editing, and review
  4. Thompson Buum, HA. Out of the Mouths of Babes: A Physician Discusses Her Cancer Diagnosis With Her Two Young Children. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2019;37 (1):81-83. Impact Factor: 28.245; Sum of Times Cited: 0. Dr. Thompson Buum was the guarantor of integrity of entire study, developed the study concept and study design, defined intellectual content, conducted literature research and experimental studies, data acquisition, manuscript preparation, editing, and review.
  5. Buum, HAT. See One, Be One, Teach One: How Becoming a Patient Informed My Role as a Teaching Physician. American Journal of Medicine. 2019;132(2):264-266. Impact Factor: 4.760; Sum of Times Cited: 1. Dr. Thompson Buum was the guarantor of integrity of entire study, developed the study concept and study design, defined intellectual content, conducted literature research and experimental studies, data acquisition, manuscript preparation, editing, and review.
  6. Kirsch J.D., Duran A, Kaizer A.M., Buum HT, Robiner W.N., Weber-Main, A.M. Career-Focused Mentoring for Early-Career Clinician Educators in Academic General Internal Medicine. American Journal of Medicine. 2018;131(11):1387-1394. Impact Factor: 4.760; Sum of Times Cited: 1. Dr. Thompson Buum participated in conducting the literature research, data acquisition, and manuscript preparation and editing.
  7. Borman-Shoap E, Hager K, Adam P, Chaisson N, Dierich M, Mustapha M, Thompson Buum H. Essentials of Ambulatory Care: An Interprofessional Workshop to Promote Core Skills and Values in Team-based Outpatient Care. MedEdPORTAL. 2018:14:107. Impact Factor: 5.117; Sum of Times Cited: 0. Dr. Thompson Buum was the guarantor of integrity of the entire study and participated in the study concept and design, conducting literature research, and manuscript preparation and editing.
  8. Thompson Buum HA, Koehler L, Tuttle T. Venturing Out on a Limb: Axillary Web Syndrome. American Journal of Medicine. 2017;130(5):209–210. Impact Factor: 4.760; Sum of Times Cited: 2. Dr. Thompson Buum participated in defining the intellectual content, conducting literature research, data acquisition, manuscript preparation and editing. 
  9. Tuttle TM, Barrio AV, Klimberg VS, Giuliano AE, Chavez-MacGregor M, Buum HAT., McMasters K.M. Guidelines for Guidelines: An Assessment of the American Society of Breast Surgeons Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Consensus Statement. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2017;24(1):1-2. Impact Factor: 3.681; Sum of Times Cited: 3. Dr. Thompson Buum participated in manuscript preparation and editing.
  10. Buum HT, Mustapha T, Borman-Shoap E, Adam P, Dierich M, Hager K. Essentials of Ambulatory Care: A postgraduate-level, interdisciplinary, interprofessional curriculum at the University of Minnesota. Minnesota Medicine. 2015;98(4):36-38. Impact Factor: 3.857; Sum of Times Cited: 1 (google scholars). Dr. Thompson Buum participated in the study concept and design, defining the intellectual content, conducting the literature research, and manuscript preparation and editing.
  11. Buum HAT, Duran-Nelson AM, Menk J, Nixon LJ. Duty-hours monitoring revisited: Self-report may not be adequate. American Journal of Medicine. AAIM Perspectives, 2013;126(4):362-365. Impact Factor: 4.760; Sum of Times Cited: 5. Dr. Thompson Buum participated in the study concept and design, conducting the literature research and experimental studies, data acquisition and manuscript preparation and editing. 
  12. Zapzalka DM, Thompson HA, Borowsky SS, Coleman-Steenson CC, Mahowald ML, O’Connel KJ. Polyarteritis nodosa presenting as spontaneous bilateral perinephric hemorrhage: Management with selective arterial embolization. Journal of Urology. 2000;164 (4) 1295-1295. Impact Factor: 5.647; Sum of Times Cited: 19. Dr. Thompson Buum participated in defining the intellectual content, conducting literature research and manuscript preparation and editing. 
  13. Thompson HA, Burson JM, Lang JA, Gross KW, Sigmund CD. Tissue-specific expression of novel messenger ribonucleic acids cloned from a renin-expressing kidney tumor cell line. Endocrinology. 1995;136 (7) 3037-3045. Impact Factor: 3.800; Sum of Times Cited: 9. Dr. Thompson Buum participated in the study concept and design, conducting the experimental studies, data acquisition, and manuscript preparation and editing.

Clinical

Specialties

  • Family Medicine/Primary Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Women's Health

Clinics

Primary Care Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests

Women's health; Preventive medicine; Consultative general medicine