Dr. Piya Thakkar is a Consultant Endocrinologist and Diabetologist at Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai. She is a triple Board Certified physician with a unique combination of education and experience in Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Internal Medicine from the USA, and Obstetrics/Gynaecology from Mumbai.
Upon completing her medical degree at Nair Hospital in Mumbai, Dr. Piya Thakkar was awarded the Purandare Memorial Prize for ranking highest in Ob/Gyn, in Mumbai University. She graduated in Gynaecology from the prestigious KEM Hospital, after which she pursued speciality training in fertility disorders. This was followed by an Internal Medicine residency at Cornell University affiliated Lincoln Medical Center in New York. She then obtained comprehensive super-specialty credentialing and completed a two-year fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at the Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, where her research in Diabetes and Androgens culminated in several publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Piya Thakkar then co-founded a successful Endocrinology practice in Orange County, California. She played an integral role in the creation and execution of the Inpatient Diabetes Programme, including nursing education at the Anaheim Memorial Medical Center and served as a clinical researcher with Orange County Clinical Trials. She received the "American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award with Commendation" in 2007. Furthermore, Dr. Thakkar has been honoured by the Consumers' Research Council of America with a listing as one of "America's Top Physicians" for 2007.
Upon returning to India in 2008, she joined Bombay Hospital, a national referral centre and started private practice. She has delivered lectures at multiple professional forums and is keenly interested in spreading Diabetes awareness through patient education.
Besides General Endocrinology including Diabetes and Thyroidology, Dr. Piya Thakkar has a special interest in women's health and Gyn-Endocrine disorders such as PCOS, Menopause, Hirsutism, Osteoporosis and Endocrine complications of pregnancy.