Eric M. Thompson, MD Eric M. Thompson, MD

Eric M. Thompson, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Pediatric Spine Surgeon

4.7 out of 5  (95 ratings, 12 reviews)
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919-684-5013 Office number
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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

Caring for children is a privilege, and I am fortunate to have the opportunity to evaluate and treat children with a wide variety of neurological disorders. My patients’ resilience and determination to get better are a constant inspiration to me, and just some of the many reasons why I love being a pediatric neurosurgeon. In addition to treating patients, I conduct both basic science and clinical research, and I have a particular interest in pediatric brain tumors. I am originally from rural Iowa, and I was raised in an environment in which values such diligence, humility, and integrity were emphasized. I spend my free time with my wife and two sons, and I enjoy traveling, golfing, and skiing.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Experience
Duke Spine Services

I am part of a team of spine orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons that offers a full spectrum of spine surgery options, including disc replacement to relieve pain and swelling, complex reconstructive surgeries for scoliosis, and procedures to remove spinal cancer lesions.

My surgical specialties
  • Cerebral spinal fluid shunts
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  • Craniectomy and craniotomy
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  • Twist drill and burr hole procedures
  • Laminectomy and laminotomy
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Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Surgeries Performed by the Spine Team
40,753
Surgeries Performed by the Spine Team
40,753
My surgical specialties
  • Cerebral spinal fluid shunts
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  • Craniectomy and craniotomy
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  • Twist drill and burr hole procedures
  • Laminectomy and laminotomy
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Procedures I Perform the Most

Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2017 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. 

Training
EDUCATION
MD, University of Nebraska College of Medicine, 2006
RESIDENCY
Neurosurgery, Oregon Health & Science University, 2013
FELLOWSHIP
Pediatric Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children (Ontario), 2014
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Neurological Surgery, Surgery, Neurosurgery
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My translational and clinical research focus is pediatric brain tumors. My translational research involves 1) using transgenic models of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma to characterize the mechanism of therapeutics administered via convection enhanced delivery and 2) to characterize the mechanism of immunogenicity of oncolytic viral immunotherapy in solid tumor and disseminated medulloblastoma. My clinical research focuses on 1) using a novel peptide vaccine to target CMV antigens to treat children with recurrent medulloblastoma and malignant glioma and 2) using oncolytic poliovirus to treat children with recurrent malignant glioma.

PUBLICATIONS
View Eric Thompson's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.7 out of 5 (95 ratings, 12 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.