Rajan K. Thakkar, MD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Rajan K. Thakkar, MD, FACS, is a pediatric surgeon. Dr. Thakkar is the Trauma Medical Director as well as the Co-Director of the Burn Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and is a Principal Investigator at the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences Research at the Research Institute of Nationwide Children's Hospital. His research focuses on pediatric thermal injury. Dr. Thakkar attended The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He completed his residency at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and completed his fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Dr. Dennis R. King Teacher of the Year Award, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2020
  • Best Poster Award, American Burn Association Annual Meeting, 2019
  • 1st Place Oral Presentation, Central Ohio Trauma System Trauma Research Symposium, 2017
  • Best Poster Award, American Pediatric Surgical Association Annual Meeting, 2016
  • Golden Apple Teaching Award, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2016
  • Golden Apple Teaching Award, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2016
  • Resident of the Year Award, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2015
  • Pediatric Critical Care and Trauma Scientist Development Program Travel Award, Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2014
  • Member, The Association for Academic Surgery, 2017 - Present
  • Member, American Burn Association, 2015 - Present
  • Member, Central Ohio Pediatric Society, 2015 - Present
  • Member, Pediatric Trauma Society, 2015 - Present
  • Member, American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2014 - Present
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014 - Present
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha, 2009 - Present
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 2006 - Present
  • Member, Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2006 - Present

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 08/01/2015

Board Certifications
  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
Fellowship Nationwide Children's Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/2015
Residency Rhode Island Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/2013
Medical School Ohio State University College of Medicine Date Completed: 06/11/2006
Contact Information
General Pediatric Surgery