Vidhu Thaker, MD

Expertise in: 
Pathology - Molecular Genetic
Board Certifications: 
Pediatrics
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Pathology - Molecular Genetic, Pediatric Endocrinology, Clinical Molecular Genetics, Child and Adolescent Obesity

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Thaker is a Pediatric Endocrinologist with research focus on genetic underpinnings of obesity. She provides clinical care for children enrolled in her researrch studies and welcomes referrals for the same. 

In addition to this, she enjoys caring for children with growth disorders, thyroid abnormalities, adrenal disorders, puberty related issues and genetic endocrine disorders. 

Her clinical hours are one day per week at Columbia Westside Pediatrics, and her laboratory is located in the Russ Berrie Medical Sciences Pavillion. She resides in Westchester county and enjoys traveling, reading books and hiking with her children and husband. 

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Languages

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Marathi

Gender

  • Female

Schedule an Appointment

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:
212-304-5800

Location(s)

ColumbiaDoctors West 86th Street
21 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024
Primary

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

TRICARE

  • TRICARE

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs Plan

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, LTM Medical College of Bombay University (India)
  • Residency: Jacobi Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Boston Children's Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Honors & Awards

Louis V. Gerstner Scholar Award, 2019-2021

Research

The research in Dr. Thaker's lab focuses on molecular genetics of childhood obesity. We strive to understand the genetic architecture across diverse populations with the long term goal of bringing precision medicine therapy to patients. 

Grants

GENETICS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD OBESITY AND ITS CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS (Federal Gov)

Oct 1 2016 - Sep 28 2021

FOUNDATIONAL TOOLS TO STUDY THE IMPACTS OF SYMPATHETIC ACTIVITY ON THE NEUROANATOMY AND FUNCTION OF BROWN ADIPOSE TISSUE (Federal Gov)

Sep 28 2016 - Jul 31 2019

THE COLUMBIA CENTER FOR PEDIATRIC OBESITY CARE AND RESEARCH (NY State Gov)

Dec 31 2015 - Dec 30 2017

REDUCED PROHORMONE PROCESSIN(PROHORMONE CONVERTASE 1 HYPOACTIVITY) AS A MECHANISM FOR PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME. PRE-CLINICAL ANALYSES. (Private)

Jul 15 2016 - Jul 14 2017

VTT RARE VARIANT DISCOVERY IN SEVERE EARLY ONSET OBESITY DRIVEN BY ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (Private)

Aug 1 2016 - Jun 30 2017