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Frederick Roeck Thompson, American physician. Recipient Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumni award University Texas, 1973. Diplomate American Board Orthopedic Surgery.


Thompson, Frederick Roeck was born on July 20, 1907 in Galveston, Texas, United States. Son of James Edwin and Eleanor Waters (Roeck) Thompson.


Student Upper Canada College, 1917-1925. Bachelor of Arts, University Texas, 1927, Doctor of Medicine 1931. Doctor of Science, Columbia, 1938.


Surgical intern Roosevelt Hospital, New York City, 1932-1933, consultant orthopedic surgery. Resident fellow New York Orthopaedic Dispensary and Hospital, 1934-1939. Practice medicine, specializing in orthopaedic surgery, New York City, 1939-1983.

Director, chief orthopedic surgery St. Luke’s Hospital Center, New York City, 1961-1972. Clinical professor New York Polyclinic Hospital, 1946-1972, Columbia. 1971; consultant Columbia Memorial Hospital, Elizabeth A. Horton Memorial Hospital, Drs.

Hospital, New York City, numerous others. Impartial medical panelist Supreme Court City New York, from 1962.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals Developed practical artificial metal hip for replacement arthroplasty.


Member American Academy Orthopaedic Surgeons (vice president 1966-1968, chairman subcommittee orthopaedic abstracts 1968-1970), Bone and Joint Association (president 1961), American Medical Association (president 1955, secretary 1948-1954), Georgia, New England orthopaedic societies, American Association Surgery Trauma, Australian Computer Society, American Orthopedic Foot Society, Canada, American orthopedic associations, Hospital Graduates Society New York, Medical Society County New York, New York Academy of Medicine, New York Clinical Society, Orthopedic Research Society, Riverside Practitioners New York, Hip Society (founder), Russell Hibbs Society, Society International Chirurgie Orthopaedic et Traumatica, Roosevelt Hospital, University Texas Medical Branch alumni associations, West Side Clinical Society, National Rifle Association, Trout Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Alpha Sigma, Alpha Omega Alpha. Clubs: Anglers.


Married Carolyn Laura Bryan, October 7, 1936. Children: Guy Bryan, Carolyn Carter (Mistress.

James Edwin Thompson

Eleanor Waters (Roeck) Thompson

Carolyn Laura Bryan

Guy Bryan Thompson

Carolyn Carter (Mrs Thompson