Alexis A. Thompson, MD, MPH

    Alexis A. Thompson, MD, MPH

    Dr. Thompson is head of the hematology section of the Division of Hematology Oncology Transplantation at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and associate director of Equity and Minority Health at Northwestern University.
    • Are New Treatment Options for Beta Thalassemia Ready for Widespread Use? Saturday, June 1st, 2019

      Patients with transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia, the most severe form of the disease, require lifelong management with red blood cell (RBC) transfusions, presenting a substantial cost and burden to patients. The only curative treatment for patients with transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia is allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT), which also is associated with a variety of adverse events. [...]

    • Pulling Back the Curtain: Alexis Thompson, MD, MPH Saturday, December 1st, 2018

      In this edition, Alexis A. Thompson, MD, MPH, speaks about her career studying and working with patients with hemoglobin disorders – and discovering a centuries-old link to medicine. Hear more from our interview with Dr. Thompson in Sound Bites.