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Dr. Thaker is a renowned radiation oncologist, scientific researcher, informaticist, and health policy expert who works at the intersection of clinical oncology, technology, and value-based cancer care delivery. He is the medical director of stereotactic radiosurgery at Capital Health.
He received his undergraduate degree in biology with summa cum laude from The College of New Jersey and his medical degree with junior Alpha Omega Alpha status from Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School, receiving both degrees through the highly competitive 7-year accelerated combined medical program. During medical school, he helped develop novel therapeutic combinations for glioblastoma brain tumors and was awarded a clinical and translational research fellowship through the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Upon graduating medical school, Dr. Thaker completed a transitional internship at the Crozer-Chester Medical Center, then completed residency training in Radiation Oncology at the prestigious University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas - the #1 ranked cancer center in the country by US News and World Report. In an effort to improve the quality of cancer care in patients’ communities, Dr. Thaker also completed a fellowship in healthcare management, where he worked with national leaders in quality improvement and healthcare innovation at the MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Harvard Business School.
Dr. Thaker is double-board certified in radiation oncology and clinical informatics, holds Master’s degrees in healthcare and business administration, has attained Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified in Medical Quality (CMQ) professional certifications, and is a Fellow of the American Brachytherapy Society (FABS) and the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA). He works with leading experts in all aspects of radiation oncology and applied technology and has helped develop cutting-edge cancer therapies. He has expertise in treating a wide range of cancers, including gastrointestinal, lung, gynecologic, breast, head and neck, genitourinary, and central nervous system malignancies. Dr. Thaker also holds several national leadership positions in the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS). He has co-founded multiple companies in the areas of technology, digital transformation, and healthcare delivery for underserved communities.
Dr. Thaker has a strong devotion to delivering world-class, academic-level cancer care to patients close to their homes. He is deeply passionate about helping patients and their families navigate their cancer journey, and he believes in patient-centered care, where he combines each patient’s personal values with strong multidisciplinary collaboration and the most cutting-edge standards of cancer care. When at home, Dr. Thaker enjoys swimming, running, programming, watching movies, and singing Bollywood songs. He especially enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children.