Alexis A Thompson

  • 9324 Citations
1993 …2022
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Research Interests

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.

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.

Certifications and Licenses

Pediatrics
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

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

Thalassemia
Iron
Chelation Therapy
Agranulocytosis
Iron Overload
2 Citations (Scopus)

Prevalence and management of iron overload in pyruvate kinase deficiency: Report from the Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency Natural History Study

Van Beers, E. J., Van Straaten, S., Morton, D. H., Barcellini, W., Eber, S. W., Glader, B., Yaish, H. M., Chonat, S., Kwiatkowski, J. L., Rothman, J. A., Sharma, M., Neufeld, E. J., Sheth, S., Despotovic, J. M., Kollmar, N., Pospíšilová, D., Knoll, C. M., Kuo, K., Pastore, Y. D., Thompson, A. A. & 17 othersNewburger, P. E., Ravindranath, Y., Wang, W. C., Wlodarski, M. W., Wang, H., Holzhauer, S., Breakey, V. R., Verhovsek, M., Kunz, J., McNaull, M. A., Rose, M. J., Bradeen, H. A., Addonizio, K., Li, A., Al-Sayegh, H., London, W. B. & Grace, R. F., Jan 31 2019, In : Haematologica. 104, 2, p. e51-e53

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Iron Overload
Natural History
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency of Red Cells

Risk factors for hospitalizations and readmissions among individuals with sickle cell disease: results of a U.S. survey study

Cronin, R. M., Hankins, J. S., Byrd, J., Pernell, B. M., Kassim, A., Adams-Graves, P., Thompson, A. A., Kalinyak, K., DeBaun, M. & Treadwell, M., Dec 1 2019, In : Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 24, 1, p. 189-198 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Sickle Cell Anemia
Hospitalization
Spirituality
Appointments and Schedules
Caregivers
Sickle Cell Anemia
Quality of Life
Hydroxyurea
Chronic Disease
Cross-Sectional Studies
3 Citations (Scopus)

Beliefs about hydroxyurea in youth with sickle cell disease

Badawy, S. M., Thompson, A. A. & Liem, R. I., Sep 1 2018, In : Hematology/ Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy. 11, 3, p. 142-148 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hydroxyurea
Sickle Cell Anemia
Quality of Life
Visual Analog Scale
Young Adult