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Dilip Thakar, MD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Professor, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

Patient Load: Neuroradiology: About 20-40 diagnostic cases per day, with average 3 myelograms, 2 spinal interventions and 1 angiogram/spinal interventional procedure per week. Regular scheduled and unscheduled consultations are performed with referring

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1983 Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial, Medical College, MD
1975 Government Science College, Raipur, India, BS

Postgraduate Training

1/1993 Department of Anesthesiology, Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
1/1990 Department of Surgery, Internship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Board Certifications

8/2009 American Board of Anesthesiology
5/2006 Cardiac Pacing and Cardioversion Defibrillation for the Physician by NASPExAM (HRS)
Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography by National Board of Echocardiography, 1998

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston,, TX, 9/2001-9/2007
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, The University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston,, TX, 7/1998-8/2001
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston,, TX, 1/1993-1/1998
Assistant Surgeon, General and Cardiovascular Surgery, Memorial City Medical Center, Houston,, TX, 1/1987-1/1989

Honors and Awards

1998 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, Baylor College of Medicine
1996 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, Baylor College of Medicine
1995 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, Baylor College of Medicine

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Norman PH, Thall PF, Purugganan RV, Riedel BJ, Thakar DR, Rice DC, Huynh L, Qiao W, Wen S, Smythe WR. A possible association between aprotinin and improved survival after radical surgery for mesothelioma. Cancer 115(4):833-41, 2/15/2009. PMID: 19130460.
2. Jackson TA, Mehran RJ, Thakar D, Riedel B, Nunnally ME, Slinger P. Case 5-2007 postoperative complications after pneumonectomy: clinical conference. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 21(5):743-51, 10/2007. PMID: 17905288.
3. Riedel B, Shaw A, Thakar D. Correspondence. British Journal of Anaesthesia 1, 2004.
4. Ferson D, Thakar D, Swafford J, Sinha A, Sapire K, Arens J. Use of deep intravenous sedation with propofol and the laryngeal mask airway during transesophageal echocardiography. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 17(4):443-6, 8/2003. PMID: 12968230.
5. Sinha, A, Thakar D. Airway Management, a Review and Update. Internet Journal of Anesthesia, 2002.
6. Sapire KJ, Gopinath SP, Farhat G, Thakar DR, Gabrielli A, Jones JW, Robertson CS, Chance B. Cerebral oxygenation during warming after cardiopulmonary bypass. Crit Care Med 25(10):1655-62, 10/1997. PMID: 9377879.

Book Chapters

1. Thakar DR. Cardiac Tumors and Anesthetic Consideration. In: Acute Care of the Cancer Patient. Taylor and Francis, 2005.
2. Thakar D, Sinha AC, Wenker O. Concepts of Neonatal ECMO. In: Neonatal Surgery. Modern Publishers, 525-529, 2000.

Last updated: 7/6/2013