Vidhu Thaker, MD

Vidhu  Thaker, MD

Attending Physician

Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 617-355-7476; 857-218-3674
  • Fax: 617-730-0194

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Early Childhood Obesity
  • Hypoglycemic Disorders
  • Thyroid Problems

Departments

  • Endocrinology

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Gujarati
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Vidhu Thaker, MD

Philosophy of Care 

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

Experience and Education

Education

Medical School

Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College,

Mumbai, India

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.
  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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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 Jul 20; 7(3):693-706.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Jagannath VA, Fedorowicz Z, Thaker V, Chang AB. Vitamin K supplementation for cystic fibrosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Jan 18; 1:CD008482.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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  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.
  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.
  14. Jagannath VA, Fedorowicz Z, Thaker V, Chang AB. Vitamin K supplementation for cystic fibrosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Apr 30; (4):CD008482.
  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.
  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.
  17. Jagannath VA, Fedorowicz Z, Thaker V, Chang AB. Vitamin K supplementation for cystic fibrosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Jan 19; (1):CD008482.
  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.
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