Dr. Pooja Thakkar

Dr. Pooja Thakkar

Consultant, Microbiology

MBBS, MD(Microbiology), DNB(Clinical Microbiology)

  • YEARS OF PRACTICE: 8 years
  • GENDER: Female
  • LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
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Biography

An alumni of Seth GS Medical & KEM Hospital, she is the University Second Rank Holder at MD Microbiology MUHS Examination. Dr Pooja has presented numerous papers at National level conferences and has publications including original research on biofilms and health care associated infections

My Mantra

Wake up to the GOOD in your life.

AREA(S) OF INTEREST:

Clinical Microbiology, Quality Management System, NABL - Internal Auditor & Antimicrobial Stewardship

PROCEDURES PERFORMED:

Bacteriology, Mycobacteriology, Infectious Immunology & Molecular Biology

NAME OF INSTITUTE(S):

    • M. D. Microbiology, Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai
    • MBBS, T.N Medical College & Nair Hospital

    Certifications

    • 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)
  • Joint First Prize: Oral Presentation, 43rd Annual Conference of IAMM – MICROCON 2019
  • University Second Rank Holder at MD Microbiology, MUHS Examination
  • First Prize: for Microbiology Quiz, 464th Teaching Pathologists and Microbiologists Meet
  • 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

KDAH Experience

Associated with KDAH since January 2015

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.
  • Shah S, Singhal T, Naik R, Thakkar P. High prevalence of varicella seronegativity in nurses at a tertiary care private hospital in Mumbai, India. Indian J Med Microbiol 2018;36:294-5.
  • Singhal T, Shah S, Tejam R, Thakkar P. Incidence, epidemiology and control of Clostridium difficile infection in a tertiary care private hospital in India. Indian J Med Microbiol 2018;36:381-4.

Professional Memberships

  • Hospital Infection Control Society, Mumbai Forum Life Membership (HIS-MF No.198)
  • Hospital Infection Society-India ( L-727)
  • Life Time Membership IAMM (LM 3011)
  • Society of Clinical Microbiology

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