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Robert W. Thompson, MD, FACS

Professor, Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Vascular Surgery Section
Radiology, and Cell Biology and Physiology

Specialty Areas

Vascular Surgery
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Subclavian Vein Thrombosis
Subclavian Artery Aneurysm
Cervical Rib
Brachial Plexus Compression

Board Certifications

Vascular Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital
VA Medical Center - St. Louis

Areas of Clinical Interest

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

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Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Heart & Vascular Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: A
Floor: 8
Office Phone: 314-747-8272
Additional Phone: 1-877-799-0909
Fax: 314-747-3548

Education

Education

Medical Degree: University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1983

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Clinical presentation and management of arterial thoracic outlet syndrome.
Vemuri C, McLaughlin LN, Abuirqeba AA, Thompson RW
J Vasc Surg. 2017 May; 65(5)1429-1439. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.11.039.

PMID:
    28189360
    [PubMed - in process]
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patient perceptions of integrated care and their relationship to utilization of emergency, inpatient and outpatient services.
Fryer AK, Friedberg MW, Thompson RW, Singer SJ
Healthc (Amst). 2017 Jan 21; pii: S2213-0764(16)30137-3. doi: 10.1016/j.hjdsi.2016.12.005.

PMID:
    28117243
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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What can five high cost patients teach us about healthcare spending?
Ganguli I, Thompson RW, Ferris TG
Healthc (Amst). 2016 Dec 27; pii: S2213-0764(16)30080-X. doi: 10.1016/j.hjdsi.2016.12.004.

PMID:
    28039014
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Evaluation of effects of pH and ionic strength on colloidal stability of IgG solutions by PEG-induced liquid-liquid phase separation.
Thompson RW Jr, Latypov RF, Wang Y, Lomakin A, Meyer JA, Vunnum S, Benedek GB
J Chem Phys. 2016 Nov 14; 145(18)185101.

PMID:
    27846698
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Focus Groups of Parents and Teens Help Develop Messages to Prevent Early Marijuana Use in the Context of Legal Retail Sales.
Skinner ML, Haggerty KP, Casey-Goldstein M, Thompson RW, Buddenberg L, Mason WA
Subst Use Misuse. 2017 Feb 23; 52(3)351-358. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2016.1227847.

PMID:
    27768528
    [PubMed - in process]
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Exercise-Enhanced, Ultrasound-Guided Anterior Scalene Muscle/Pectoralis Minor Muscle Blocks Can Facilitate the Diagnosis of Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in the High-Performance Overhead Athlete.
Bottros MM, AuBuchon JD, McLaughlin LN, Altchek DW, Illig KA, Thompson RW
Am J Sports Med. 2017 Jan; 45(1)189-194. doi: 10.1177/0363546516665801.

PMID:
    27664077
    [PubMed - in process]
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Primary payer status, individual patient characteristics, and hospital-level factors affecting length of stay and total cost of hospitalization in total laryngectomy.
Mehta V, Flores JM, Thompson RW, Nathan CA
Head Neck. 2017 Feb; 39(2)311-319. doi: 10.1002/hed.24585.

PMID:
    27653437
    [PubMed - in process]
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Diagnosis and treatment of effort-induced thrombosis of the axillary subclavian vein due to venous thoracic outlet syndrome.
Vemuri C, Salehi P, Benarroch-Gampel J, McLaughlin LN, Thompson RW
J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord. 2016 Oct; 4(4)485-500. doi: 10.1016/j.jvsv.2016.01.004.

PMID:
    27639006
    [PubMed - in process]
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Clinical Interventions to Reduce Preventable Hospital Readmission After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.
Tanguturi VK, Temin E, Yeh RW, Thompson RW, Rao SK, Mallick A, Cavallo E, Ferris TG, Wasfy JH
Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2016 Sep; 9(5)600-4. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.116.003086.

PMID:
    27553598
    [PubMed - in process]
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Performance Metrics in Professional Baseball Pitchers before and after Surgical Treatment for Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
Thompson RW, Dawkins C, Vemuri C, Mulholland MW, Hadzinsky TD, Pearl GJ
Ann Vasc Surg. 2017 Feb; 39216-227. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2016.05.103.

PMID:
    27522980
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Randomized trial of parent training to prevent adolescent problem behaviors during the high school transition.
Mason WA, Fleming CB, Gross TJ, Thompson RW, Parra GR, Haggerty KP, Snyder JJ
J Fam Psychol. 2016 Dec; 30(8)944-954.

PMID:
    27504751
    [PubMed - in process]
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Child and Parent Report of Parenting as Predictors of Substance Use and Suspensions from School.
Fleming CB, Mason WA, Thompson RW, Haggerty KP, Gross TJ
J Early Adolesc. 2016 Jun; 36(5)625-645.

PMID:
    27493444
    [PubMed]
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Type 2 Interleukin-4 Receptor Signaling in Neutrophils Antagonizes Their Expansion and Migration during Infection and Inflammation.
Woytschak J, Keller N, Krieg C, Impellizzieri D, Thompson RW, Wynn TA, Zinkernagel AS, Boyman O
Immunity. 2016 Jul 19; 45(1)172-84. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2016.06.025.

PMID:
    27438770
    [PubMed - in process]
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Imaging of the Patient with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
Raptis CA, Sridhar S, Thompson RW, Fowler KJ, Bhalla S
Radiographics. 2016 Jul-Aug; 36(4)984-1000. doi: 10.1148/rg.2016150221.

PMID:
    27257767
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Daily Bidirectional Relationships Between Sleep and Mental Health Symptoms in Youth With Emotional and Behavioral Problems.
Van Dyk TR, Thompson RW, Nelson TD
J Pediatr Psychol. 2016 Oct; 41(9)983-92. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsw040.

PMID:
    27189691
    [PubMed - in process]
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Combinatorial targeting of TSLP, IL-25, and IL-33 in type 2 cytokine-driven inflammation and fibrosis.
Vannella KM, Ramalingam TR, Borthwick LA, Barron L, Hart KM, Thompson RW, Kindrachuk KN, Cheever AW, White S, Budelsky AL, Comeau MR, Smith DE, Wynn TA
Sci Transl Med. 2016 May 4; 8(337)337ra65. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaf1938.

PMID:
    27147589
    [PubMed - in process]
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Acidic chitinase primes the protective immune response to gastrointestinal nematodes.
Vannella KM, Ramalingam TR, Hart KM, de Queiroz Prado R, Sciurba J, Barron L, Borthwick LA, Smith AD, Mentink-Kane M, White S, Thompson RW, Cheever AW, Bock K, Moore I, Fitz LJ, Urban JF Jr, Wynn TA
Nat Immunol. 2016 May; 17(5)538-44. doi: 10.1038/ni.3417.

PMID:
    27043413
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A decision support tool to determine cost-to-benefit of a family-centered in-home program for at-risk adolescents.
Wilson FA, Araz OM, Thompson RW, Ringle JL, Mason WA, Stimpson JP
Eval Program Plann. 2016 Jun; 5643-9. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2016.03.003.

PMID:
    27031834
    [PubMed - in process]
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Achieving care integration from the patients' perspective: Results from a care management program.
Fryer AK, Friedberg MW, Thompson RW, Singer SJ
Healthc (Amst). 2016 Mar; 4(1)36-44. doi: 10.1016/j.hjdsi.2015.12.006.

PMID:
    27001097
    [PubMed - in process]
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Evaluation of Boys Town In-Home Family Services with Families Referred by Child Welfare.
Parra GR, Ross JR, Ringle JL, Samson NR, Thompson RW
J Evid Inf Soc Work. 2016 Jul-Aug; 13(4)401-11. doi: 10.1080/23761407.2015.1086715.

PMID:
    26954360
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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