Qualifications and training
Mr Thompson trained at Charing Cross Hospital, London. He was demonstrator in Anatomy before embarking on his surgical career. His neurosurgical training was at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square; The Atkinson Morley’s Hospital, Wimbledon and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). He was fellow in craniofacial surgery at GOSH from 1993-4. He has been a consultant at GOSH since 1998.
Spinal Dysraphism: Mr Thompson has a longstanding interest in developmental abnormalities of the spinal cord, in particular spinal dysraphism. He has previously spent part of his training in Paris, Chicago and California in order to pursue this interest and observe other models for the multidisciplinary management of these conditions. He runs a regular multidisciplinary clinic for the management of spinal dysraphism. The clinic incorporates Nurse Consultants (myelomeningocele clinic), urology and physiotherapy.
Craniovertebral anomalies: A variety of rare congenital and acquired disorders result in problems at the craniovertebral junction. Treating children with these disorders poses particular challenges. Mr Thompson has an International reputation for the management of these conditions. He is paediatric neurosurgeon to the GOSH monthly complex spine MDT.
Moyamoya disease: Along with Dr Vijeya Ganesan (paediatric neurologist) Mr Thompson runs a clinic for the evaluation of children with moyamoya disease. Mr Thompson has a large experience of surgical revascularisation procedures for childhood moyamoya disease.
Developmental anomalies of the paediatric spine and spinal cord. Research collaboration with the Department of developmental biology at the Institute of Child Health in basic research into neural tube defects and spinal dysraphism.
Mr Thompson has authored a number of peer reviewed articles on various aspects of paediatric neurosurgery.
British Paediatric Neurosurgery Group (BPNG) - Chairman (2010-2012)European Society of Paediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN) - Scientific Chairman (2012-2016)
Consultation Languages: English Functional MRI
/ul>Hayward R, Britto JA, Dunaway D, Evans R, Jeelani Nu, Thompson D. Raised intracranial pressure and nonsyndromic sagittal craniosynostosis. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Sep;16(3):346-8.Tisdall MM, Hayward RD, Thompson DN. Congenital spinal dermal tract: how accurate is clinical and radiological evaluation? J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Jun;15(6):651-6 Quong WL, Bulstrode NW, Thompson DN. The use of de-epithelialized skin flap in the surgical repair of terminal myelocystoceles. Childs Nerv Syst. 2015 Mar;31(3):473-9Pang D, Thompson DN. Embryology, classification, and surgical management of bony malformations of the craniovertebral junction. Adv Tech Stand Neurosurg. 2014;40:19-109.Thompson DN. Spinal inclusion cysts. Childs Nerv Syst. 2013 Sep;29(9):1647-55.