Department of Neurological Surgery and Department of Pediatrics
Eric Thompson’s federally funded basic science laboratory investigates the molecular mechanisms of and treatment for pediatric brain tumors and leptomeningeal dissemination of pediatric brain tumors. He is the principal investigator of multiple clinical trials of immunotherapy to treat malignant pediatric brain tumors. He is also the chief of pediatric neurosurgery for the Chicagoland Children’s Health Alliance.
His work has been published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, Journal of Neuro-Oncology, Clinical Neuropathology, Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, Neuro-Oncology, The Lancet Oncology, Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, Neoplasia, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery.
Thompson received a BS in psychology from Duke University and an MD with honors from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, prior to completing a neurosurgery residency at Oregon Health & Science University and a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Most recently, he was an associate professor of neurological surgery at the Duke University Medical Center.