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Dr. Pooja Thakkar

Consultant, Microbiology
MBBS, MD, DNB

Expertise

Clinical Microbiology, Quality Management System, NABL - Internal Auditor

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati

  • Asst. Professor, Microbiology, Seth GS Medical & KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai
  • Consultant Microbiologist, Brahma Kumaris' Global Hospital & Research Centre Managing BSES MG Hospital, Andheri (W), Mumbai

Professional Highlights:
Academic:

  • University Second Rank Holder at MD Microbiology MUHS Examination (2012)
  • First Prize for Microbiology Quiz at 464th Teaching Pathologists and Microbiologists Meet (September 2011)

Certification Courses:

  • 8th Infectious Disease Certificate Course at PD Hinduja National Hospital & Medical Research Centre Mumbai (Sept – Oct 2011)
  • Thirteenth MCI Basic Course in Medical Education Technology at GSMC-KEMH-MCI Regional Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra (December 2013)
  • Internal Auditor & Quality Management Systems Certificate Course (4 days) as per ISO 15189-2012 conducted by Foundation for Quality (India) at LTMC & Sion Hospital, Mumbai (March 2014)

Professional Memberships:

  • Membership: Hospital Infection Control Society, Mumbai Forum Life Membership (HIS-MF No. 198) & Hospital Infection Society-India

Poster/Paper Presentations:

  • Fatal Strongyloides stercoralis hyperinfection syndrome in a patient on prolonged steroid treatment: A case report (Poster). MICROCON 2011, XVII Maharashtra Chapter Conference of IAMM, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College, Pune (September 2011).
  • Antenatal Screening of HIV-trend over a period of 5 years at a tertiary hospital in Mumbai, India. ASICON 2013 Palladium Hotel, Mumbai (December 2013).
  • Current Trend in bacterial profile of pus from various anatomical sites. MICROCON 2014, XX Maharashtra Chapter Conference of IAMM, The Nagpur Ashok Hotel, Nagpur (September 2014).
  • Biofilm forming capacity in clinical isolates of Staphylococci- Paper. MicroCon 2011, XXXV National Conference of IAMM, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (November 2011).
  • Biofilm forming capacity in clinical isolates of Staphylococci- Paper. Teaching Pathologist and Microbiologists, Mumbai, 467thMeet, hosted by Seth G.S Medical College and K.E.M Hospital (February 2012).
  • Excellent safety of colistin in low birth weight neonates. MICROCON 2015, XXI Maharashtra Chapter Conference of IAMM, L.T.M.C & Sion Hospital, Mumbai (October 2015).

Publications:

Thakkar P, et al. Biofilm forming capacity in staphylococci and comparison between itsspecies. Indian Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research 2015;4(3):313-323.

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