Dr. Ken Tompkins graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley where he was a physiology major. He attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia followed by an internship at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu.
Following a year as an Army flight surgeon in Korea where he was commander of a MASH hospital, Dr. Tompkins practiced emergency medicine for one year in Hawaii before beginning his Dermatology residency at Walter Reed Army Medical center. While a resident he authored or co-authored many articles in professional journals.
Dr. Ken Tompkins also scored in the top 2% nationally among residents on the board exams. He is a member of numerous local and national medical societies, and was president of the Tidewater Dermatology Society in 1996-1998.
Dr. Tompkins main area of interest in Dermatology is the surgical treatment of skin cancer and related sun-induced disorders.
His favorite pastimes include working out, tennis, boating, fishing and spending time with his 3 teenagers and 3 dogs. His favorite charity is the SPCA.