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MD, Seth G S Medical College & King Edward VIII Memorial Hospital Mumbai Maharashtra, India
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA Tod Children's Hospital Youngstown, OH
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
UPMC Children's Hospital of PittsburghUPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
View Dr. Thakkar's full list of publications at PubMed.
Dr. Kavita Thakkar is an Assistant Professor in the division of Neurology in the department of Pediatrics at Children's hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and University of Pittsburgh school of Medicine. Dr. Thakkar obtained her medical degree from Seth G. S medical college, Mumbai, India. She completed her pediatric residency training from Children's hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in 2009. After working as a pediatrician in the community for 2 years, she returned for further training in child neurology at Children's hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Thakkar graduated as a child neurologist in 2014 and joined as faculty in the department of Pediatrics and University of Pittsburgh school of medicine. She has received junior faculty clinician award from department of Pediatrics in 2014. She also received the outstanding junior member award by the child neurology society in 2015. Dr. Thakkar sees patients with all neurological disorders. Her research and clinical interests focus on neuroimmunological and autoimmune disorders of the brain. In addition, Dr. Thakkar is a part of the child neurology residency education committee and is actively involved in education of trainees at all levels.
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Total Comments: 25
Both resident and provider were very emphatic and compassionate. Thank you!
Thankful they got every test done same day so we didn't have to drive 2 hrs again.
Dr. Thakkar really listened to my daughter's concerns. She is so kind and easy to talk to, and I appreciate the time she spent with us.
It is disappointing that no on from office calls when results of testing are in. My child's pediatrician notified us.
she was amazing! we couldn't of asked for a better provider. she was so kind and very detailed at explaining things to us.
DR Thakkur is wonderful. Very easy to talk to and very personable. It is always a joy to see her.
We will not return to this health care provider. My daughter was in tears when we left, feeling frustrated about her symptoms and feeling as though she still had no clear diagnosis. The Doctor seemed completely unaffected by my daughter's emotional response. She did not even ask her why she was crying. To me, that aspect of care is very important. I appreciate the Dr.'s medical knowledge, but I want to feel that the Dr. is invested in my daughter's care on an emotional level as well.
Dr. Thakkar showed interest in my daughters overall care that she's receiving. She discussed contacting the other providers and working together on my daughter future care needs.
Dr Thakkar and her staff have always been fantastic with us and my children. Couldn't ask for better, actually.
Doctor Thakkar was my doctor throughout diagnosis and treatment till now will living with epilepsy. I have always felt comfortable with her and completely trust her medical expertise.
We really liked Dr. Thakkar. We were meeting her for the first time and she was so kind and reassuring to my daughter's concerns.
she was very thorough with my questions.
The doctor is always willing to listen to your questions and concerns. She takes time to understand her patients individual problems. She is the best
Dr. Thakkar always listens to our concerns or questions and answers as best as possible
She was great I will definitely keep making my appointments with her
The Dr was amazing
Everyone working in this office was kind and helpful. Dr. Thakkar is so sweet and made sure to go over any questions I had. Great experience at this office, I would recommend highly!
Provider is excellent. Good rapport with the daughter. We feel very comfortable with her and can talk and discuss concerns.
Simply put, Dr. Thakkar is a wonderful physician! She was very good with our son which made him very comfortable. She did an excellent job explaining the medical problem our son is experiencing. This is a very new condition to us and Dr. Thakkar took the time to explain the very basics to us. She did not talk over our heads and she did it in a way that we didn't have to feel silly for asking the basic questions about the condition. She was very thorough with her exam and I felt as if she truly cared about our son's well-being. I can't say enough about how impressed I was with her knowledge, thoroughness and compassion.
Dr thakkar is always caring and empathetic. she is always concerned and is patient with all of our questions. she genuinely cares about my sons health and well being. I will always recommend her to all friends and family for care. This facility is very lucky to have her expertise.
Dr was very through. After my questions she asked if I had even more. Also genuinely seemed to care for my son's health and gave me resources to help.
So far all the doctors we have seen have been helpful and nice.
Dr. Thakkar answered Daniel's many questions and listened to his comments very respectfully - made him feel very relaxed
This was our first appointment with Dr. Thakkar. I found her to be concerned, thorough and knowledgeable. She was very good with our child and I'm looking forward to her involvement with our son's care.
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