Alexis A Thompson

  • 9891 Citations
1993 …2022
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Research Interests

Dr. Alexis Thompson is currently the Hematology Section Head at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. She holds the A. Watson and Sarah Armour Endowed Chair for Blood Diseases and Cancer at Lurie Children’s. She is also a Professor of Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Thompson is also the Associate Director for Equity and Minority Health at the Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has served on regional and national on advisory committees for governmental agencies as well as non-profit organizations focused on improving healthcare access, increasing workforce diversity and reducing health disparities. Currently she is President of the American Society of Hematology.

In her current position, she is an investigator on multi-center trials and as well as her own institutional clinical studies in thalassemia, sickle cell disease and ITP. Her most significant scientific contributions are clinical and translation studies to better understand and treat hemoglobinopathies. She has been a leader in multicenter collaborations, such as the NHLBI-funded Thalassemia Clinical Research Network and the Sickle Cell Disease Implementation Consortium.

Her clinical interests include hemoglobinopathies (thalassemia and sickle cell disease), bone marrow failure syndromes and stem cell transplantation in pediatric patients.

Certifications and Licenses

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Training Experience

1986Residency, Children's Hospital, Los Angeles
1990Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Education/Academic qualification

MPH, University of California-Los Angeles

… → 1987

MD, Tulane University

… → 1983

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Grants 2012 2022

Research Output 1993 2019

A targeted agent for sickle cell disease - Changing the protein but not the gene

Thompson, A., Aug 8 2019, In : New England Journal of Medicine. 381, 6, p. 579-580 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Sickle Cell Anemia

Combination Oral Chelation in Adult Patients with Transfusion-dependent Thalassemia and High Iron Burden

Hammond, J., Thompson, A. A., Fogel, M. A., Hammond, K., Kokroko, J. & Kwiatkowski, J. L., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology. 41, 1, p. E47-E50

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chelation Therapy
Iron Overload

Computer and mobile technology interventions to promote medication adherence and disease management in people with thalassemia

Badawy, S. M., Morrone, K., Thompson, A. A. & Palermo, T. M., Jun 28 2019, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2019, 6, CD012900.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Medication Adherence
Disease Management
Iron Overload

Factor VIII prophylaxis effects outweigh other hemostasis contributors in predicting severe haemophilia A joint outcomes

for the Joint Outcome Study Group Investigators, Sep 1 2019, In : Haemophilia. 25, 5, p. 867-875 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Factor VIII
Hemophilia A
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
1 Citation (Scopus)

Immunosuppressive therapy for pediatric aplastic anemia: A North American Pediatric Aplastic Anemia Consortium study

Rogers, Z. R., Nakano, T. A., Olson, T. S., Bertuch, A. A., Wang, W., Gillio, A., Coates, T. D., Chawla, A., Castillo, P., Kurre, P., Gamper, C., Bennett, C. M., Joshi, S., Geddis, A. E., Boklan, J., Nalepa, G., Rothman, J. A., Huang, J. N., Kupfer, G. M., Cada, M. & 9 others, Glader, B., Walkovich, K. J., Thompson, A. A., Hanna, R., Vlachos, A., Malsch, M., Weller, E. A., Williams, D. A. & Shimamura, A., Jan 1 2019, In : Haematologica. 104, 10, p. 1974-1983 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Aplastic Anemia
Immunosuppressive Agents
Antilymphocyte Serum