Thaker Harshwardhan, MD, PhD

Anatomic Pathology, Surgical Pathology, Pediatric Pathology

Phone: (409) 772-8075

Thaker Harshwardhan, MD PhD

  • Dr. Thaker’s research interest is in the adoption of digital pathology and application of artificial intelligence to the practice of pathology and medicine.  He has a longstanding interest in fetal, perinatal and placental pathology and in molecular genomics.  He has collaborated on numerous research projects using model organisms to study the pathology of viral infections.

  • 06/1981 &ndash 01/1987MBBS (MD equivalent)
    University of Bombay
    TN Medical College, India
    07/1987 &ndash 08/1993PhD (Biology)
    Yale University
    New Haven, CT
    09/1993 &ndash 08/1996Post-Doctoral Research Associate
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    Stanford University School of Medicine
    09/1996 &ndash 06/2000Anatomic Pathology Residency
    Columbia University Medical Center
    New York, NY
  • 10/2013Certificate: Leadership Development for Academic Physician Executives

    Harvard School of Public Health

    08/2016Certified Physician Executive (CPE)
    Certifying Commission in Medical Management
    American Association of Physician Leaders
    02/2023AI for Health Care, Concepts and Applications
    Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

    Center for Executive and Continuing Professional Education

    05/2023Innovation with AI in Health Care
    Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

    Center for Executive and Continuing Professional Education

    05/2023Business Applications for AI in Healthcare
    Certificate of Specialization
    Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

    Center for Executive and Continuing Professional Education

  • 04/2018- Professor, Department of Pathology
    Vice Chair for Clinical Outreach
    Vice Chair for Digital and Integrative Pathology
    Director of Anatomic Pathology
    Director of Surgical Pathology
    Medical Director of Value
    University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston
    07/2000 – 07/2008 Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
    New York Presbyterian and Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospitals

    Director of Tissue Bank
    Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    New York, NY
    08/2008 – 09/2011 Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
    University of Utah School of Medicine
    Salt Lake City, UT

    Attending Surgical Pathologist
    Huntsman Cancer Center
    Director of Autopsy and Perinatal Pathology
    Primary Children’s Hospital

    Head of Perinatal Pathology
    ARUP Laboratories
    10/2011 – 10/2016 Professor, Department of Pathology
    Vice Chair, Pathology Operations
    Medical Director for Pathology Laboratories
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    1. Maharsi S, Abdulla H, Krill T, Thaker H, Parupudi S 2018. Over the Scope Clip to Control Major Bleeding of Gastric Adenocarcinoma. American Journal of Gastroenterology: 113, S1096
    2. Krill TS, Zaibaq JN, Thaker H, Merwat S, 2019. Mediastinal Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma Presenting with Hematemesis. Digestive and Liver Disease 51 (5), 752. PMID: 30926283
    3. Sood A, Abdulla H, Walker J, Thaker H, Parupudi S, Cohn S. 2020.  A Stitch in Time for Successful Management of Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Official Journal of the American College of Gastroenterology ACG 115, S1114
    4. McTaggart LS, Pfost SS, Williams TP, Ramdas D, Rapp A, Pillai AS, Thaker HM, Radhakrishnan RR. 2021. Tracheal and esophageal atresia with trachea-esophageal fistula- A rare co-occurrence with high mortality. Journal Ped Surg Case Reports : 65, 101718
    5. DeFilippo CG, Shah NR, Mao R-MD, Williams TP, Thaker H, Radhakrishnan RS, 2021, Laparoscopic excision of pancreatic duplication cysts in an asymptomatic infant, Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports 79, 102213.
    6. Krooks J, Thaker H, Qiu S, Reep G, He J. Oxyntic Gland Adenoma in a Patient With Refractory Reflux. 2023.  Cureus. 2023 May 5;15(5):e38577. doi: 10.7759/cureus.38577. PMID: 37284353; PMCID: PMC10239566.
    7. Raymond C, Han S, Huang G, Clement C, Thaker H, Dong J. Digynic monoandric triploidy in the setting of recurrent pregnancy loss: a case report and literature review. 2023.  Lab Med. 2023 May 15:lmad036. doi: 10.1093/labmed/lmad036. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37184333.
    8. Fernandez De La Vega J, Lahiji AP, Raymond C, Han S, Thaker H, Dong J. The first reported case of double trisomy 10 and 20 in a product of conception. 2023  Lab Med. 2023 Jun 9:lmad052. doi: 10.1093/labmed/lmad052. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37294932.
    9. Abdul-Baki, K; Pavurala, R; Bigham,; Thaker, H; Reep, G; Parupudi, S.  2023  Cervical Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Arising From Gastric Inlet Patch: A Benign Lesion With Malignant Potential. ACG Case Rep Journal. Jul 26;10(7)  e01096.  doi: 10.14309/crj.0000000000001096. PMID: 37501937
    10. Ronk AJ, Lloyd NM, Zhang M, Atyeo C, Perrett HR, Mire CE, Saphire EO, Ward AB, Ksiazek TG, Thaker HM, Alter G, Himansu S, Carfi A, Bukreyev A. 2023. Modified mRNA vaccine provides sterilizing immunity against Lassa virus despite the antibody response lacking effective neutralizing activity.  Nature Communications 2023 Sep 12;14(1):5603. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-41376-6 PMID: 37699929