Hema J Thakar, M.D.

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery
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Dr. Thakar provides comprehensive plastic and reconstructive surgical care. She maintains a dual appointment with the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Department of Otolaryngology at OHSU., She has a clinical interest in breast reconstruction, lower extremity reconstruction, and complex wound management. In particular, she specializes in perforator free-flap (ALT, DIEP, SIEA, etc.) breast reconstruction. Dr. Thakar's research is focused on breast reconstruction techniques and outcomes. Additionally, Dr. Thakar periodically conducts head and neck reconstruction, and works closely with the Division of Urology to provide genitourinary reconstruction after cancer or trauma.

Professional Education

  • Degrees:
    M.D., Vanderbilt University, 2003
    B.S., Rice University, 1999
  • Residency:
    General Surgery, University of Texas, Southwestern, 2007 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Texas, Southwestern, 2009
  • Fellowship:
    Additional training at the University of Manitoba in perforator based flap reconstruction (such as the DIEP flap), 2009. 

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