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Reid C. Thompson MD

William F. Meacham Professor & Chairman, Director, Neurosurgical Oncology, and Director, Vanderbilt Brain Tumor Center
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  • 143 ratings

Areas of Expertise

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    Brain Cancer
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    Brain Tumor/Cancer
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    Neurologic Surgery
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    Neurological Disorders, Surgery
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    Neurological Surgery
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    Skull Base Surgery


1500 21st Avenue South, The Village at Vanderbilt, Suite 1506
Nashville, TN 37212


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  • Doctor of Medicine - Johns Hopkins University, 1989
  • Internship - Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, 1990
  • Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, 1995
  • Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, 1995
  • Fellowship - Stanford University Medical Center, 1997

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2001

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
*Dr. Thompson is a brilliant neurologist, yet he is easy to converse with, and makes me feel comfortable. I am most pleased that he is treating me and helping me with my issues!
March 5, 2021
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Awesome experience, so helpful, compassionate. Good explanations given, ample time taken to address all my concerns.
Februray 25, 2021
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he had a great "bedside" manner. it was easy to discuss my case without him making me feel dumb. he appears confident in my treatment and prognosis. I appreciated his time.
Februray 8, 2021
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Dr. Thompson is wonderful, caring, and he listens to what you say, he is just wonderful.
January 11, 2021
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Great experience.
December 11, 2020
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We first met *Dr. Thompson on a telehealth visit. He is very warm and caring person with a true focus on comforting his patient and mom.
December 8, 2020
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*Dr. Thompson & his team are wonderful!
November 17, 2020
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Took time to answer all our questions was remarkable.
November 4, 2020
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*Dr. Thompson is first class very competent & compassionate. I trust his judgment completely.
October 6, 2020
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