Robert W. Thompson, MD, FACS
Division of General Surgery
Vascular Surgery Section
Radiology, and Cell Biology and Physiology
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Cerebrovascular Disease (Extracranial)
Endovascular Treatment and Surgery
Aneurysms and Vascular Malformations
Additional Features and Interviews with Dr. Thompson:
Ask the Expert - Ladue News: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Washington University School of Medicine
Dept of Surgery
660 S. Euclid, Campus Box 8109
Areas of Clinical Interest
Barnes-Jewish Hospital (south), Wohl Hospital Building
4960 Children's Place,
Thoracic outlet syndrome, TOS, minimally invasive surgical techniques and other treatment to patients with vascular disease including abdominal aortic aneurysms, thoracic aneurysms, renal aneurysms, carotid artery disease, arterial occlusive disease, brachiocephalic and upper extremity occlusive disease, aortoiliac and lower extremity occlusive arterial disease, and venous and lymphatic disease, axillary subclavian vein thrombosis.
Also, aortic dissection, arterial fibrodysplasia, atherosclerosis, Buerger's Disease, claudication, deep venous thrombosis, DVT, diabetic vascular disease, arterial dissection, arterial embolization, fibromuscular dysplasia, FMD, hardening of the arteries, intermittent claudication, intestinal ischemia, mesenteric ischemia, minimally invasive vascular therapy, pediatric vascular care, pediatric vascular surgery, peripheral vascular disease, renal artery disease, renovascular hypertension, thoracic aneurysm, thoracoabdominal aneurysm, thrombolytic therapy, vascular disease, venous insufficiency, vascular disease in athletes
Medical Degree: University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1983
St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis VA Medical Center
Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Su F, Zoole JB, Thompson RW, Meyers BF, Kuo E. Lung herniation after supraclavicular thoracic outlet decompression. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 May.
Sheng GG, Duwayri YM, Emery VB, Wittenberg AM, Moriarty CT, Thompson RW. Costochondral calcification, osteophytic degeneration, and occult first rib fractures in patients with venous thoracic outlet syndrome. J Vasc Surg. 2012 May.
Zhou HF, Yan H, Stover CM, Fernandez TM, Rodriguez de Cordoba S, Song
WC, Wu X, Thompson RW, Schwaeble WJ, Atkinson JP, Hourcade DE, Pham CT. Antibody directs properdin-dependent activation of the complement alternative pathway in a mouse model of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Feb 14.
Duwayri YM, Emery VB, Driskill MR, Earley JA, Wright RW, Paletta GA Jr, Thompson RW. Positional compression of the axillary artery causing upper extremity thrombosis and embolism in the elite overhead throwing athlete. J Vasc Surg. 2011 May.
Pagano MB, Zhou HF, Ennis TL, Wu X, Lambris JD, Atkinson JP, Thompson RW, Hourcade DE, Pham CT. Complement-dependent neutrophil recruitment is critical for the development of elastase-induced abdominal aortic aneurysm. Circulation. 2009 Apr 7.
Thompson RW, Driskill M. Neurovascular problems in the athlete's shoulder. Clin Sports Med. 2008 Oct.
Curci JA, Melman LM, Thompson RW, Soper NJ, Matthews BD. Elastic fiber depletion in the supporting ligaments of the gastroesophageal junction: a structural basis for the development of hiatal hernia. J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Aug.
Hackmann AE, Rubin BG, Sanchez LA, Geraghty PA, Thompson RW, Curci JA. A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of doxycycline after endoluminal aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2008 Sep.
Melby SJ, Vedantham S, Narra VR, Paletta GA Jr, Khoo-Summers L, Driskill M, Thompson RW. Comprehensive surgical management of the competitive athlete with effort thrombosis of the subclavian vein (Paget-Schroetter syndrome). J Vasc Surg. 2008 Apr.
Thompson RW, Schucker B, Kent KC, Clowes AW, Kraiss LW, Mannick JA, Yao JS. Reviving the vascular surgeon-scientist: an interim assessment of the jointly sponsored Lifeline Foundation/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute William J. von Liebig Mentored Clinical Scientist Development (K08) Program. J Vasc Surg. 2007 Jun.
Bergoeing MP, Arif B, Hackmann AE, Ennis TL, Thompson RW, Curci JA. Cigarette smoking increases aortic dilatation without affecting matrix metalloproteinase-9 and -12 expression in a modified mouse model of aneurysm formation. J Vasc Surg. 2007 Jun.
Pagano MB, Bartoli MA, Ennis TL, Mao D, Simmons PM, Thompson RW, Pham CT. Critical role of dipeptidyl peptidase I in neutrophil recruitment during the development of experimental abdominal aortic aneurysms. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Feb 20.
Thompson RW, Curci JA, Ennis TL, Mao D, Pagano MB, Pham CT. Pathophysiology of abdominal aortic aneurysms: insights from the elastase-induced model in mice with different genetic backgrounds. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Nov.
Bergoeing MP, Thompson RW, Curci JA. Pharmacological targets in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Expert Opin Ther Targets. 2006 Aug.
Parodi FE, Mao D, Ennis TL, Pagano MB, Thompson RW. Oral administration of diferuloylmethane (curcumin) suppresses proinflammatory cytokines and destructive connective tissue remodeling in experimental abdominal aortic aneurysms. Ann Vasc Surg. 2006 May.
Folkman MJ, Hannan RL, Thompson RW, Langer RS (inventors). Heparin assay. Issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, January 3, 1989, No. 4,795,703
Thompson RW, Golub LM (inventors). Treatment of aortic and vascular aneurysms with tetracycline compounds. Issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, November 10, 1998, No. 5,834,449