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Reid C. Thompson MD

William F. Meacham Professor & Chair, and Director, Vanderbilt Brain Tumor Center

Areas of Expertise

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Tumor/Cancer
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Neurologic Surgery
  • Neurological Disorders, Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Skull Base Surgery

Conditions and Treatments


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


  • English


  • 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 the absolute best. I am glad he is training doctors to be.
April 8, 2024
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Thanks Dr. Thompson!
April 1, 2024
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Dr. Thompson spent a great deal of time explaining all the options for my condition and determining the next steps. He is extremely impressive not only because of his extensive experience and expertise concerning my medical condition, but also due to his ability to explain a complex medical issue in comprehensible terms and weigh all the applicable factors to make an informed decision concerning a treatment plan.
February 28, 2024
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I got a good explanation of my problem and treatment options best suited to my specific issues.
February 26, 2024
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Very Impressed with Dr. Reid Thompson. He was very professional and seemed genuinely concerned and compassionate about our health issue. He is definitely an asset to Vanderbilt Health!!
February 14, 2024
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February 12, 2024
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Dr. Reid Thompson is a great doctor. He is very honest and goes into detail and explains treatment to you so you can understand
January 31, 2024
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He was very kind and thorough. Took time and answered all my questions.
January 29, 2024
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Outstanding doctors
January 10, 2024
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