Alexis A Thompson

  • 10392 Citations
1993 …2020

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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 at Los Angeles

… → 1987

MD, Tulane University

… → 1983

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Research Output

A patient-centered medical home model for comprehensive sickle cell care in infants and young children

Barriteau, C. M., Murdoch, A., Gallagher, S. J. & Thompson, A. A., Jun 1 2020, In : Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 67, 6, e28275.

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  • A phase 3 trial of luspatercept in patients with transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia

    BELIEVE Investigators, Mar 26 2020, In : New England Journal of Medicine. 382, 13, p. 1219-1231 13 p.

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  • 6 Scopus citations

    Association between hospital admissions and healthcare provider communication for individuals with sickle cell disease

    Cronin, R. M., Yang, M., Hankins, J. S., Byrd, J., Pernell, B. M., Kassim, A., Adams-Graves, P., Thompson, A. A., Kalinyak, K., DeBaun, M. & Treadwell, M., Jan 1 2020, In : Hematology (United Kingdom). 25, 1, p. 229-240 12 p.

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    Open Access
  • Comorbid Medical Conditions in Young Athletes: Considerations for Preparticipation Guidance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Harmon, K. G., Pottinger, P. S., Baggish, A. L., Drezner, J. A., Luks, A. M., Thompson, A. A. & Swaminathan, S., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Sports Health.

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    Open Access

    Myelodysplastic syndrome unrelated to lentiviral vector in a patient treated with gene therapy for sickle cell disease

    Hsieh, M. M., Bonner, M., Pierciey, F. J., Uchida, N., Rottman, J., Demopoulos, L., Schmidt, M., Kanter, J., Walters, M. C., Thompson, A. A., Asmal, M. & Tisdale, J. F., May 12 2020, In : Blood Advances. 4, 9, p. 2058-2063 6 p.

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    Open Access