EDUCATION

Medical School

  • Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College , Mumbai , India

Philosophy of Care

I believe that every child deserves the chance to reach their potential and our goal is to help achieve that.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Dr. Thaker trained in Pediatrics in India and US. She served as a pediatrician in the community for several years prior to pursuing training in Pediatric Endocrinology at Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Thaker's research interests are genetics of severe childhood obesity. Additional interests are congenital thyroid disease, hypoglycemia in children and calcium disorders.

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Jagannath VA, Thaker V, Chang AB, Price AI. Vitamin K supplementation for cystic fibrosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 08 22; 8:CD008482. View abstract
  2. Flynn JT, Kaelber DC, Baker-Smith CM, Blowey D, Carroll AE, Daniels SR, de Ferranti SD, Dionne JM, Falkner B, Flinn SK, Gidding SS, Goodwin C, Leu MG, Powers ME, Rea C, Samuels J, Simasek M, Thaker VV, Urbina EM. Clinical Practice Guideline for Screening and Management of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents. Pediatrics. 2017 Sep; 140(3). View abstract
  3. Thaker VV, Galler MF, Marshall AC, Almodovar MC, Hsu HW, Addis CJ, Feldman HA, Brown RS, Levine BS. Hypothyroidism in Infants With Congenital Heart Disease Exposed to Excess Iodine. J Endocr Soc. 2017 Aug 01; 1(8):1067-1078. View abstract
  4. Brady CC, Thaker VV, Lingren T, Woo JG, Kennebeck SS, Namjou-Khales B, Roach A, Bickel JP, Patibandla N, Savova GK, Solti I, Holm IA, Harley JB, Kohane IS, Crimmins NA. Suboptimal Clinical Documentation in Young Children with Severe Obesity at Tertiary Care Centers. Int J Pediatr. 2016; 2016:4068582. View abstract
  5. Lingren T, Thaker V, Brady C, Namjou B, Kennebeck S, Bickel J, Patibandla N, Ni Y, Van Driest SL, Chen L, Roach A, Cobb B, Kirby J, Denny J, Bailey-Davis L, Williams MS, Marsolo K, Solti I, Holm IA, Harley J, Kohane IS, Savova G, Crimmins N. Developing an Algorithm to Detect Early Childhood Obesity in Two Tertiary Pediatric Medical Centers. Appl Clin Inform. 2016 07 20; 7(3):693-706. View abstract
  6. Thaker VV, Lee F, Bottino CJ, Perry CL, Holm IA, Hirschhorn JN, Osganian SK. Impact of an Electronic Template on Documentation of Obesity in a Primary Care Clinic. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Oct; 55(12):1152-9. View abstract
  7. Thaker V, Haagensen AL, Carter B, Fedorowicz Z, Houston BW. Recombinant growth hormone therapy for cystic fibrosis in children and young adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 May 20; (5):CD008901. View abstract
  8. Thaker VV, Esteves KM, Towne MC, Brownstein CA, James PM, Crowley L, Hirschhorn JN, Elsea SH, Beggs AH, Picker J, Agrawal PB. Whole exome sequencing identifies RAI1 mutation in a morbidly obese child diagnosed with ROHHAD syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 May; 100(5):1723-30. View abstract
  9. Jagannath VA, Fedorowicz Z, Thaker V, Chang AB. Vitamin K supplementation for cystic fibrosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Jan 18; 1:CD008482. View abstract
  10. Thaker VV, Leung AM, Braverman LE, Brown RS, Levine B. Iodine-induced hypothyroidism in full-term infants with congenital heart disease: more common than currently appreciated? J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Oct; 99(10):3521-6. View abstract
  11. Shumer DE, Thaker V, Taylor GA, Wassner AJ. Severe hypercalcaemia due to subcutaneous fat necrosis: presentation, management and complications. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2014 Sep; 99(5):F419-21. View abstract
  12. Thaker V, Carter B. Recombinant growth hormone therapy for cystic fibrosis in children and young adults. Paediatr Respir Rev. 2013 Dec; 14(4):232-3. View abstract
  13. Thaker V, Haagensen AL, Carter B, Fedorowicz Z, Houston BW. Recombinant growth hormone therapy for cystic fibrosis in children and young adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Jun 05; (6):CD008901. View abstract
  14. Jagannath VA, Fedorowicz Z, Thaker V, Chang AB. Vitamin K supplementation for cystic fibrosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Apr 30; (4):CD008482. View abstract
  15. Copeland KC, Silverstein J, Moore KR, Prazar GE, Raymer T, Shiffman RN, Springer SC, Thaker VV, Anderson M, Spann SJ, Flinn SK. Management of newly diagnosed type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) in children and adolescents. Pediatrics. 2013 Feb; 131(2):364-82. View abstract
  16. Springer SC, Silverstein J, Copeland K, Moore KR, Prazar GE, Raymer T, Shiffman RN, Thaker VV, Anderson M, Spann SJ, Flinn SK. Management of type 2 diabetes mellitus in children and adolescents. Pediatrics. 2013 Feb; 131(2):e648-64. View abstract
  17. Jagannath VA, Fedorowicz Z, Thaker V, Chang AB. Vitamin K supplementation for cystic fibrosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Jan 19; (1):CD008482. View abstract
  18. Gottbrath-Flaherty EK, Agrawal R, Thaker V, Patel D, Ghai K. Urinary tract infections in cocaine-exposed infants. J Perinatol. 1995 May-Jun; 15(3):203-7. View abstract