Kiran T. Thakur, MD

Hospital Neurology
Neurology, Hospital Neurology, more

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CUIMC/Milstein Hospital Building

177 Ft. Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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180 Ft Washington Ave
6th Fl
New York, NY 10032
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About Kiran T. Thakur, MD

Dr. Kiran Thakur is an inpatient neurologist at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, with clinical expertise in neuroinfectious diseases and neuroimmunology. Following her neurology residency training at the Harvard Neurology Residency Program of Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women's Hospital, where she served as chief resident, Dr. Thakur completed post-doctoral fellowship training in neuroinfectious disease and neuroimmunology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Thakur serves a major teaching role as an inpatient neurologist, and is the recipient of the Lewis P. Rowland Teaching Award. In addition to her clinical work at CUIMC, Dr. Thakur works internationally treating patients, educating trainees, and performing clinical research. She has worked in eight countries throughout her career, and serves as a consultant for the World Health Organization, where she works to improve global access to neurological care. Dr. Thakur's research focuses on clinical and translational studies which aim to improve our ability to detect and manage neuroinfectious diseases and neuroinflammatory conditions in the hospital setting. She leads the post-doctoral neuroinfectious disease clinical research fellowship for LIC and LMIC physician-scientists at Columbia. Her clinical areas of expertise include neuroinfectious diseases, neuroimmunology, emergency neurology, and community and global health.

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Specialties & Expertise

  • Central Nervous System Infection
  • Encephalitis
  • Global Health
  • HIV Related Diseases
  • Meningitis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurosarcoid
  • Transplant Related Infections
  • Transverse Myelitis
  • Travel Related Infections
  • Tropical Diseases


  • Residency: Brigham & Women's Hospital - Harvard Medical School
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Internship: Osler Medical Service at Johns Hopkins Hospital

Leadership, Titles & Positions

  • Herbert Irving Associate Professor of Neurology

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

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