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Reid Thompson Archives

Study explores risk factors for acoustic neuroma growth

Aug. 23, 2018—Surgeons face a delicate proposition when treating acoustic neuromas, benign tumors on the nerve that affect hearing and balance. Removing small tumors through surgery and radiation can cause complications such as the loss of hearing, when the tumors may not grow and impact quality of life for years. But not removing them can allow them to grow and be more difficult to remove and pose even greater risks.

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Neurosurgery, spine programs named among best in nation

Feb. 8, 2018—Becker’s Hospital Review has recognized Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) as having one of the 100 best neurosurgery and spine programs in the nation.

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National report sounds alarm on clinician burnout

Jan. 25, 2018—A new report issued by the Blue Ridge Academic Health Group calls clinician burnout a “hidden epidemic” and suggests that addressing it should be one of the highest priorities across the healthcare industry.

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Physicians’ well-being task force distributes two-question survey

Jul. 26, 2017—The Vanderbilt Task Force for Empowerment and Well-Being, a group formed earlier this year to investigate and implement ways to prevent burnout among physicians, will be using an online tool to gather information in the next few weeks to help it with its work. An email containing a link to the tool was sent earlier...

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New technique helps ease ear tumor surgery

Feb. 16, 2017—Last fall, the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center became the second facility in the country and third in the world to use a fully endoscopic surgical technique to remove an acoustic neuroma, a rare benign tumor on the balance and hearing nerves.

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Chance to help others drives neurosurgeon Thompson

Sep. 1, 2016—The tears Reid Thompson, M.D., shed one day as a medical student left an indelible mark.

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NIH launches website for StoryCorps project

Jul. 28, 2016—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is launching its Voices of the NIH Community website, which features a collection of StoryCorps audio recordings from patients, families, researchers, doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers in both the NIH and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) communities.

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VUMC mourns loss of Pediatric Neurosurgery pioneer Tulipan

Nov. 5, 2015—Noel Tulipan, M.D., renowned neurosurgeon and trailblazer in fetal surgery repair for spina bifida, died Monday after a long illness. He was 64.

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Arnold Myint, ‘Future Man’ to join TED-style panel Sept. 23

Sep. 10, 2013—“Your City: Nashville’s Stories” will include brief addresses by Reid Thompson, Arnold Myint, Tasha A. French Lemley and Roy Wooten, better known by the stage name 'Future Man'.

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White coat donors recognized

May. 2, 2013—Reid Thompson, M.D., center, and wife Lorraine Ware, M.D., front, share some wisdom with their white coat recipients, first-year Vanderbilt University School of Medicine students Krystian Kozek, left, and Jonathan Knowlton. Thompson and Ware are sponsoring the students as part of VUSM’s White Coat Sponsorship Program. The traditional short, white lab coats are distributed to...

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Wellons named chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Sep. 20, 2012—The Department of Neurological Surgery has recruited John “Jay” Wellons III, M.D., MSPH, to serve as chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery.

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Study links rare genetic marker to brain cancer

Aug. 9, 2012—Investigators from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and three other cancer centers have identified a link between a rare genetic variant and the risk of developing glioma.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

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