Professor Matt Thompson is Professor of Vascular Surgery at St George's, and Consultant Vascular Surgeon at St George's Vascular Institute (SGVI).
Professor Thompson’s particular focus is research into the thoracic aorta. He is the lead clinical applicant on IMPROVE, a randomized trial to evaluate treatment of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms using conventional versus endovascular surgery.
Research at St George’s Vascular Institute is underpinned by endovascular repair of infra-renal aneurysms, thoracic aortic disease and fenestrated graft technology, focusing on the long term outcome and risk stratification of endovascular procedures and treatment of thoracic dissection.
Professor Thompson trained at Cambridge University, St Bartholomew's Hospital, the University of Leicester and Adelaide.
His awards include a Hunterian Professorship, the Moynihan Travelling Fellowship and the gold medal for the intercollegiate examination. He has delivered the Kinmoth Lecture at the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
His clinical interests are in the treatment of complex aortic disease and minimally invasive vascular surgery in which the SGVI has an international reputation. Professor Thompson is the editor of the Oxford Textbook of Vascular Surgery.
He has been the Clinical Director for three London-wide service reconfigurations (cardiovascular disease, major trauma and emergency services) and advices the Competition and Co-operation panel through the Clinical Reference Group. He is the Secretary of the British Society for Endovascular Therapy and a council member of the Vascular Society.
Professor Thompson is Chair of both the Specialised Commissioning National Clinical Reference Group and Transitional National Commissioning Board (Vascular).
Early results of fenestrated endovascular repair of juxtarenal aortic aneurysms in the United Kingdom. British Society for Endovascular Therapy and the Global Collaborators on Advanced Stent-Graft Techniques for Aneurysm Repair (GLOBALSTAR) Registry. Circulation. 2012 Jun 5;125(22):2707-15. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.111.070334
Aortic pathology determines midterm outcome after endovascular repair of the thoracic aorta: report from the Medtronic Thoracic Endovascular Registry (MOTHER) database. Patterson B, Holt P, Nienaber C, Cambria R, Fairman R, Thompson M. Circulation. 2013 Jan 1;127(1):24-32. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.112.110056
Karthikesalingam A, Holt PJ, Patterson BO, Vidal-Diez A, Sollazzo G, Poloniecki JD, Hinchliffe RJ, Thompson MM. Elective open suprarenal aneurysm repair in England from 2000 to 2010 an observational study of hospital episode statistics. PLoS One. 2013 May 23;8(5):e64163. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064163. Print 2013.
Holt PJ, Karthikesalingam A, Patterson BO, Ghatwary T, Hinchliffe RJ, Loftus IM, Thompson MM. Aortic rupture and sac expansion after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Br J Surg. 2012 Dec;99(12):1657-64. doi: 10.1002/bjs.8938. Epub 2012 Sep 28
Early identification and Triage of Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Karthikesalinghan A, Holt P, Hinchliffe R, Thompson MM
SW London Academic, Health and Social Care System £9,250
NIHR Investigator Award
Holt P, Thompson MM
NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship
Karthikesalingham A, Holt P, Thompson MM
NIHR 2011-2014, £298,969
HEFC SL Programme
Thompson M, Hinchliffe R
HEFC 2010-2018, 5 funded sessions/ annum
BHF New Horizons Programme Grant
Development of a new “smart” catheter for endovascular use
Thompson MM, Hinchliffe R, Brett P
BHF 2010-2013, £ 295,000
Royal College of Surgeons Fellowships (Dunhill Research Fellowships into Ageing)
Powell JT, Thompson et al
HTA, £949,000 2009-2013
FAD. EU FP7. 2008-2011.
European Grant Major Centre. Research into Aneurysm Disease.
Cockerill G, Thompson M et al
A genome wide association into the pathogenesis and growth of abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Bown M, Sayers RD, Thompson MM an the AAA genetic collaborators
Wellcome Trust 2008, £629,434