Prashanth D. Thakker, MD is currently an Interventional Cardiology fellow at Washington University in Saint Louis/Barnes Jewish Hospital. Prior to his current role, he completed a 6-year BS/MD program at the University of Akron and Northeast Ohio Medical University. Following this, he completed his internship and residency at Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Medical Center where he was awarded ‘Intern of the year’ and served as a Chief Resident. He was a General Cardiology fellow at Washington University in Saint Louis/Barnes Jewish Hospital where he served as a Chief Fellow. During his third year of fellowship, he participated in the Washington University Teaching Physicians program, which included coursework for a Master in Health Professions Education at University of Kansas-Missouri. He participated in Foundations in Teaching Skills Program to further develop as a medical educator. In addition to his clinical and scholarly responsibilities, Dr. Thakker has served as house staff representative for the GME council over the last two years, currently serves as chair of the American College of Cardiology Fellows-in-Training section, and is part of the ACC Leadership Cohort for 2020-2022.
During his training at Washington University, he has presented at national and regional conferences and has co-authored multiple chapters and manuscripts. As he transitions onto faculty, he will serve as the Associate Director for Program Development (Cardiology fellowship) and as the Director for the Professional Development Coaching Program (Internal Medicine Residency). Over the next year, he also plans on completing his Master in Health Professions Education program. His key interests include complex PCI, preventative cardiology, medical education, mentorship, and program development.