Dr Sarah Thompson

 Position Consultant Surgeon
 Org Unit Surgical Specialties
 Email sarah.thompson@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8222 4996
 Location Floor/Room 5 28 ,  RAH - Eleanor Harrald ,   Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Biography/ Background

    2007 - Surgical Consultant, Oesophago Gastric Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia

    2007 - Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia

    2005 - Medical Practitioner & Clinical Senior Registrar, Gastrointestinal Services, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia

    2004 - Clinical Instructor in Surgery, Department of Surgery, Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

  • Qualifications

    1999 - Medical Degree
    2004 - General Surgery (Canada)
    2008 - General Surgery (Australia)

  • Research Funding

    1. NIMMO Prize - $1,000 (2007) for 'Prognostic factors in oesophageal cancer.' Full time research category, RAH Medical Staff Society, Adelaide, Australia.
    2. RAH/IMVS Research Committee - $21,712 (2008) for 'Prognostic factors in oesophageal cancer: the importance of malignant cells in lymph nodes.' (Investigators: SK Thompson, GG Jamieson, AR Ruszkiewicz, DI Watson, PG Devitt & PA Game).
    3. SAGES Research Grant - $19,450 (2008) for 'Prognostic impact of micrometastases in esophageal cancer: applying the sentinel lymph node concept.' (Investigators: SK Thompson, GG Jamieson, AR Ruszkiewicz, DI Watson, PG Devitt).
    4. AstraZeneca Research Grant - $11,000 (2008) for 'Prognostic impact of micrometastases in oesophageal cancer: applying the sentinel lymph node concept.' (Investigators: SK Thompson, GG Jamieson).
  • Publications

    1. Thompson SK, Ruszkiewicz AR, Jamieson GG, Sullivan TR, Devitt PG. Isolated tumor cells in esophageal cancer: implications for the surgeon and the pathologist. Ann Surg (manuscript submitted for peer review).
    2. Beumer JD, Devitt PG, Thompson SK. Intramural oesophageal dissection. ANZ J Surg (accepted Aug 2009). Review.
    3. Tsunoda S, Jamieson GG, Watson DI, Devitt PG, Thompson SK. Early reoperation after laparoscopic fundoplication: the importance of routine postoperative contrast studies. World J Surg 2009 (in press).
    4. Jamieson GG, Lamb PJ, Thompson SK. The role of lymphadenectomy in esophageal cancer. Ann Surg 2009; 250: 206-9. Review.
    5. Yong ELC, Han XP, Watson DI, Jamieson GG, Devitt PG, Thompson SK. Outcome following surgery for squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus. ANZ J Surg 2009 (in press).
    6. Morris TC, Devitt PG, Thompson SK. Laparoscopic duodenojejunostomy for superior mesenteric artery syndrome: how I do it. J Gastrointest Surg 2009 Apr 9 [Epub ahead of print].
    7. Zingg U, DiValentino D, McQuinn A, Mardzuki A, Thompson SK, Karapetis C, Watson DI. Outcome for esophageal cancer following treatment with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. ANZ J Surg 2009 (in press).
    8. Hamer PW, Rees GL, Devitt PG, Jamieson GG, Thompson SK. Bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy after Ivor-Lewis oesophagectomy. ANZ J Surg 2009 (in press).
    9. Lamb PJ, Myers JC, Jamieson GG, Thompson SK, Devitt PG, Watson DI. Long-term outcomes of revisional surgery following laparoscopic fundoplication. Br J Surg 2009; 96: 391-7.
    10. Zingg U, McQuinn A, DiValentino D, Esterman AJ, Bessell JR, Thompson SK, Jamieson GG, Watson DI. Minimally invasive versus open esophagectomy for patients with esophageal cancer. Ann Thorac Surg 2009; 87: 911-9.
    11. Jamieson GG, Thompson SK. Detection of lymph nodes metastases in oesophageal cancer. Br J Surg 2009; 96: 21-5. Review.
    12. Zingg U, Langton C, Addison B, Wijnhoven BP, Forberger J, Thompson SK, Esterman AJ, Watson DI. Risk prediction scores for postoperative mortality after esophagectomy: validation of different models. J Gastrointest Surg 2009; 13: 611-8.
    13. Lamb PJ, Myers JC, Thompson SK, Jamieson GG. Laparoscopic fundoplication in patients with a hypertensive lower esophageal sphincter. J Gastrointest Surg 2009; 13: 61-5.
    14. Thompson SK, Cai W, Jamieson GG Zhang AY, Myers JC, Parr ZE, Watson DI, Persson J, Holtmann G, Devitt PG. Recurrent symptoms after fundoplication with a negative pH study: recurrent reflux or functional heartburn? J Gastrointest Surg 2009; 13: 54-60.
    15. Thompson SK, Ruszkiewicz AR, Jamieson GG, Esterman A, Wijnhoven BPL, Devitt PG, Watson DI. Improving the accuracy of TNM staging in esophageal cancer: a pathological review of resected specimens. Ann Surg Oncol 2008; 15: 3447-58.
    16. Zhang AY, Thompson SK, Game PA, Allin JJ. Images for Surgeons. Cystic teratoma of the pancreas: a rare entity. ANZ J Surg 2008; 78: 1130-1.
    17. Coakley BA, Deveney CW, Spight DH, Thompson SK, Le D, Jobe BA, Wolfe BM, McConnell DB, Rourke RW. Revisional bariatric surgery for failed restrictive procedures. Surg Obes Relat Dis 2008; 4: 581-6.
    18. Thompson SK, Jamieson GG, Myers JC, Chin KF, Watson DI, Devitt PG. Recurrent heartburn after laparoscopic fundoplication is not always recurrent reflux. J Gastrointest Surg 2007; 11: 642-7.
    19. Thompson SK, Hayman AV, Ludlam WH, Deveney CW, Loriaux DL, Sheppard BC. Improved quality of life after bilateral laparoscopic adrenalectomy for Cushings disease: a 10-year experience. Ann Surg 2007; 245: 790-4.
    20. Thompson SK, Chang EY, Jobe BA. Clinical review: Healing in gastrointestinal anastomoses, part I. Microsurgery 2006; 26: 131-6. Review.
    21. Enestvedt CK, Thompson SK, Chang EY, Jobe BA. Clinical review: Healing in gastrointestinal anastomoses, part II. Microsurgery 2006; 26: 137-43. Review.
    22. Karmali S, Thompson SK, McKinnon G, Anderson IB. A 37-year-old woman with fever and abdominal pain. CMAJ 2005; 172: 1683.
    23. Thompson SK, Southern DA, McKinnon JG, Dort JC, Ghali WA. Incidence of perioperative stroke after neck dissection for head and neck cancer: a regional outcome analysis. Ann Surg 2004; 239: 428-31.
    24. Thompson SK, Wong AL, MacGregor JH. Clinical image: enteric duplication cyst. Am J Surg 2004; 187: 316-8.
    25. Thompson SK, McKinnon JG, Ghali WA. Perioperative stroke in patients undergoing neck dissection for head and neck cancer: Unanswered questions. Can J Surg 2003; 46: 332-5.
    26. Thompson SK, Nixon J, MacGregor JH. Soft tissue case 43. Cecal volvulus: differentiating distended viscus from pneumoperitoneum. Can J Surg 2002; 45: 17, 67-8.
    27. Thompson SK, Williams KP. Kyphoscoliosis and pregnancy: a case report and review of the literature. Soc Obstet Gynecol Canada 2000; 22: 363-5.
    28. Thompson SK. The impact of a split-second error. CMAJ 1999; 160: 1351.
    29. Thompson SK, Whitelaw WA. The rising popularity of herbal medicines: medieval times and the present. Ann Royal Coll Phys Surg Canada 1998; 31: 103-5.
  • Professional Associations

    1. Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
    2. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
    3. Australia and New Zealand Gastric & Oesophageal Surgery Association (ANZGOSA)
    4. Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
    5. Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG)
  • Professional Interests

    2008 - Chair of the Statewide Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Multidisciplinary meeting

    2008 - Tutor for the Short Course Programme, SA/NT Regional Board in General Surgery, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

    2007 - Clinical Instructor for the Medical Student IVth Year Surgical Program, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

    2004 - Ad hoc reviewer for Annals of Surgical Oncology, British Journal of Surgery, Diseases of the Esophagus

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