Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant (PA), Mr. Tompkins completed a Master's Degree in School Psychology. His thesis work involved neuropsychiatric research at The Johnson Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Tompkins completed the Physician School of Medicine in 1990. His first PA position was at Duke University Medical Center, in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's Attention Deficit Disorders Program. While on staff there, he participated as a collaborating scientist in the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD, otherwise known as the MTA study. After leaving Duke to relocate to the Twin Cities in 1999, Mr. Tompkins has been involved with the outpatient treatment of children and adolescents in a variety of settings. He has further experience in general psychiatry, and both inpatient and outpatient psychogeriatric treatment of older adults. His interests are in psychopharmacology and psychiatric diagnosis across all age groups