Monica S. Thakar, MD

Dr. Monica S. Thakar MD
Faculty Member

Monica S. Thakar, MD

Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch

Medical Director, Bone Marrow Transplantation Inpatient Services
Fred Hutch / Seattle Children’s Hospital

Fax: 206.667.5899
Mail Stop: D5-280

Dr. Monica Thakar is a pediatric bone marrow transplant physician with expertise in treating children and young adults with leukemia, lymphoma, and a wide variety of non-malignant diseases. Dr. Thakar’s clinical and translational research explores whether certain immune cells called natural killer (also known as NK cells) can prevent relapse and treat high-risk cancers.

Other Appointments & Affiliations

Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Washington

Attending Physician
Seattle Children’s Hospital


University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. 1997, BS

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. 2001, MD

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. 2001 - 2004, Pediatric Internship & Residency

University of Washington & Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA. 2004 – 2007, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship

University of Washington & Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA. 2007 – 2008, Senior Research Fellowship

Clinical Expertise

Pediatric hematopoietic cell transplantation

NK cell immunotherapy

High-risk leukemia and lymphoma

Solid tumors

Inherited immunodeficiencies

Fanconi Anemia

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