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Nikhil Thakkar, MD, FASA

thakkarnikhilDepartment of Anesthesiology
Division of Post Anesthesia Care Unit

Departmental/Divisional Leadership Roles

  • Division Chief, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Department of Anesthesiology
  • Director, Anesthesia Quality Improvement Committee

Academic Appointment

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate

Education and Training

  • Tufts University School of Medicine/Baystate, Springfield, MA
    • Fellowship, Critical Care Anesthesiology (2003-2004)
    • Chief Resident, Department of Anesthesiology (2002)
    • Residency, Anesthesiology (2000-2003)
  • B.J. Medical College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India
    Residency, Anesthesiology (1990-1993)
  • Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India
    • Rotating Internship (1989-1990)
    • M.B.B.S. (1984-1989)

Scholarly Foci

  • Quality improvement
  • Pediatric anesthesia

Scholarly Activity

View a list of Dr. Thakkar's publications in the Scholarly Commons repository.

Professional Societies and Leadership Roles

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
    • Committee on Standards and Practice Parameters
      • Member (2021-present)
    • Committee on Physician Well Being
      • Member (2021-present)
    • Occupational Health Committee
      • Member (2017-present)
    • Pediatric Anesthesia Committee
      • Member (2017-2019)
  • Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiology
    • MSA Delegate to American Society of Anesthesiologists (2017-present)
    • Committee on Ethical Practice and Standards of Care
      • Member (2017-present)
    • Publication Committee
      • Chair (2015-present)
    • Executive Committee Member (2012-present)
    • President (2018-2019)
    • President-Elect (2017-2018)
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
    • Quality of Medical Practices Committee
      • Advisor (2016-present)
    • Hampden District Medical Society
      • Executive Committee Member (2014-present)
      • President (2017-2018)

Significant Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Society of Anesthesiologists (2018)

Contact Information

Department of Anesthesiology
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
413-794-3520
Nikhil.Thakkar@Baystatehealth.org

(Updated October 2022)