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Reid Carleton Thompson, MD


William F. Meacham Professor & Chairman; Director, Neurosurgical Oncology; Director, Vanderbilt Brain Tumor Center

4.9 4.9 119 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

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

Board Certificates

Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery, 2001


MD - Johns Hopkins University, 1989
Fellowship - Stanford University Medical Center, 1997
Fellowship - Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, 1995
Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, 1995
Internship - Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, 1990


Vanderbilt Neurosurgery
Vanderbilt Neurosurgery
1500 21st Avenue South
Suite 1506
Nashville, TN 37212

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Patient Comments

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Always have a great experience with the doctors.
Patient | February 13, 2017

Super experience.
Patient | January 6, 2017

Dr. Thompson was a model for how doctors should treat patients. I was very impressed.
Patient | December 10, 2016

Dr. Thompson called me at home to answer any question I (a patient's wife) had as I was unable to attend appointment and even set up another appointment to speak to me face to face -
Patient | December 7, 2016

Have made several referrals to Dr. Thompson -
Patient | September 26, 2016

When the doctor was asked why I had tremors if the tumor was stable, his reply was (basically), 'I only know tumors.' Really??!!
Patient | September 8, 2016

Dr. Reid Thompson is the very best doctor. He saved my daughter's life.
Patient | August 23, 2016

Dr. Thompson is an excellent physician who is intelligent and personable.
Patient | August 12, 2016

I have a great doctor/ patient relationship with Dr. Thompson. He's an awesome doctor will tell anyone that.
Patient | August 10, 2016

This was a MRI to check status/growth of brain tumor.
Patient | June 28, 2016

I live seven hours away and I will come back to Dr. Reid C. Thompson. He is a wonderful doctor and I highly respect him. The kindness he showed me helped me through my visit.
Patient | June 28, 2016

He was a excellent doctor.
Patient | June 22, 2016

I have come to very confident in Dr. Thompson, he is very kind and understanding and puts me at ease about my condition and trust his guidance.
Patient | June 20, 2016

I could not have imagined or asked for a better appt. & interaction w/Dr. Wonderful!
Patient | April 1, 2016

Dr. Thompson great! Great! Great!
Patient | April 1, 2016

Dr. Thompson is wonderful! He is a tremendous asset to Vanderbilt -
Patient | February 15, 2016

Felt like I was having a conversation with a family member over coffee...felt very at ease and more confident about the brain surgery I was to have.
Patient | January 12, 2016

The way Thompson talks with my husband and me, makes my visit comfortable without dread.
Patient | January 5, 2016