Sarah Thompson

Dr Sarah Thompson

Consultant Surgeon

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Sarah Thompson was appointed as an Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 2007. She completed her surgical training in Calgary, Canada in 2004, and subsequently completed a Minimally Invasive Surgery fellowship at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. under Dr John Hunter, and an Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery fellowship in Adelaide, South Australia under the supervision of Professor Glyn Jamieson. She completed a PhD in 2011 evaluating better diagnostic and staging tools for oesophageal cancer through ongoing work with sentinel lymph nodes. She was awarded an Adjunct Associate Professor title in 2013 with the University of South Australia for her academic accomplishments, followed by an Associate Professor title in 2014 with the University of Adelaide. A/Prof Thompson is regularly invited to speak at National and International Scientific Meetings. She has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific articles, and included as a chief investigator in obtaining over $1.4 million dollars in research and clinical development grants. She leads the research team within the Professorial Oesophago-Gastric Unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and has clinical interests in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and upper gastrointestinal cancer.

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  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Clinical Implication of the Chicago Classification for Achalasia Master of Philosophy (Surgery) Master Full Time Mr Peter Hamer
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Sentinel Lymph Node Assessment in Oesophageal Cancer: Creation of a Multimodality Tracer Master of Philosophy (Surgery) Master Part Time Dr George Luke Balalis
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2008 - ongoing ANZGOSA
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Associate Editor World Journal of Surgery
  • Position: Consultant Surgeon
  • Phone: 82224996
  • Email: sarah.thompson@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8222 5896
  • Campus: Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Building: RAH - Eleanor Harrald, floor 5
  • Room: 5 28
  • Org Unit: Surgical Specialties

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