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NRI doctor among the top ten US hospitalists

An Indian-American doctor Tapan Thakur is among the top ten hospitalists of the United States, according to the recently published list of the Hospitalist Journal of the American College of Physicians.

india Updated: Dec 26, 2008 15:41 IST

An Indian-American doctor Tapan Thakur is among the top ten hospitalists of the United States, according to the recently published list of the Hospitalist Journal of the American College of Physicians.

Hospitalists are the internal medicine physician who specialise in acute care medicine and provide care to patients in hospitals.

Thakur, a medical graduate from Patna Medical College in Bihar, is currently Medical Director for Midsouth Hospitalists and the vice-president of Medical Staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven in Mississippi.

He is also the President of Memphis Chapter of Society of Hospital Medicine.

After graduating in 1991, Thakur moved to England in 1993 and completed his two year residency in Wrexham Maellor Hospital in Wales and in cardiothoracic centre in Liverpool before moving to the US. In 1995, he joined St Mary's internal medicine residency programme and was chief resident of his programme in 1998 when he moved to Memphis and has been practising internist.

The Hospitalist Journal list is prepared after evaluation of physicians for their contributions in teaching, quality improvement, research, cost saving, patient safety and leadership.

The other physicians who have made it to the list of top ten are from Beth Israel Deaconess medical Center, New York University, University of California Los Angeles, Case Western Reserve University and other major centers.

Also, the Journal had published a list of "Honor Roll" which includes the names of Indian American doctors Sanjay Dabral of Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, Alpesh Amin of University of California Irvine, California, Piyush Tiwary of University of Arizona and Sanjay Bharti of Monogalia General hospital, Morgantown.