Monica S. Thakar, M.D., is a board-certified Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist at Seattle Children's Hospital and SCCA and a UW Associate Professor of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. Dr. Thakar has expertise in using stem cell transplantation to treat children and young adults with leukemia, lymphoma and other malignancies as well as non-malignant conditions that include immunodeficiency and Fanconi anemia.
Dr. Thakar believes in patient/family-focused plans of care. She educates patients on the most up-to-date therapies and develops personalized treatments based on their unique circumstances. She believes in listening to her patients and treating them with kindness and respect.
Dr. Thakar earned her M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina. She has expertise in performing haploidentical transplantation for a variety of conditions and her research focuses on using natural killer cell immunotherapy to prevent and treat relapse.
In her free time, Dr. Thakar enjoys global and adventure travel, hiking, cooking and long walks with her family and friends.
Education and Training
UW - Dept. of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program
Fellowship, 2007, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
University of Chicago
Residency, 2004, Pediatrics
Medical Univ. of South Carolina
Medical education, 2001
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 2013, American Board of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics, 2005, American Board of Pediatrics