Education and Training

Medical School

MD - McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Houston, TX

Residency

Pediatrics - McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Houston, TX (Chief Resident)

Fellowship

Child Neurology - McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Houston, TX
Pediatric Movement Disorders & Neurodegenerative Diseases - McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Houston, TX
Health Educator - McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Houston, TX

Additional Training

The Executive Leadership Institute at UT Health, Houston, TX

Board Certification

Child Neurology

Titles and Academic Titles

Medical Director, Movement Disorder Program

Attending Physician

Associate Professor of Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2021

Thakur N, Klopstock T, Jackowski S, Kuscer E, Tricta F, Videnovic A, Jinnah HA. Rational Design of Novel Therapies for Pantothenate Kinase-Associated Neurodegeneration. Mov Disord. 2021 May 18. doi: 10.1002/mds.28642. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34002881.

2019

Gauquelin L, Cayami FK, Sztriha L, Yoon G, Tran LT, Guerrero K, Hocke F, van Spaendonk RML, Fung EL, D'Arrigo S, Vasco G, Thiffault I, Niyazov DM, Person R, Lewis KS, Wassmer E, Prescott T, Fallon P, McEntagart M, Rankin J, Webster R, Philippi H, van de Warrenburg B, Timmann D, Dixit A, Searle C; DDD Study, Thakur N, Kruer MC, Sharma S, Vanderver A, Tonduti D, van der Knaap MS, Bertini E, Goizet C, Fribourg S, Wolf NI, Bernard G.: Clinical spectrum of POLR3- related leukodystrophy caused by biallelic POLR1C pathogenic variants. Neurol Genet. 2019 Oct 30;5(6):e369.

Pao, L. P., Zhu, L., Tariq, S., Hill, C. A., Yu, B., Kendrick, M., Jungman, M., Miesner, E. L., Mundluru, S. N., Hall, S. L., Bosques, G., Thakur, N., & Shah, M. N. (2019).: Reducing opioid usage: a pilot study comparing postoperative selective dorsal rhizotomy protocols, Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics PED, 25(3), 305-310.

Sen, P., Thakur, N., Stockton, D., Langston, C., Bejjani, B.: Expanding the phenotype of alveolar capillary dysplasia (ACD). The Journal of Pediatrics, Volume 145, Issue 5, Pages 646-651.

Abstracts

2019

Kaul S, Thakur N, Butler I. A Novel DYT1A Mutation Associated with Secondary Tic Disorder. Child Neurology Society Conference. Charlotte, NC; October 2019.

Pao LP, Zhu L, Tariq S, Hill C, Yu B, Kendrick M, Jungman M, Miesner EL, Mundluru SN, Hall SL, Bosques G, Thakur N, Shah MN, “A Pilot Study Of An Opioid-Reducing Pain Protocol After Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy,” Oral Presentation, AANS-CNS Pediatric Neurosurgery Joint Section Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, December 2019.

Troxell R, Thakur N*.The spectrum of movement disorders in two patients with 6q22.1 micro-deletion. International Pediatric Movement Disorder Conference. Barcelona, Spain; February 2019.

Perez C, Koenig MK, Nivedita Thakur. Heterozygous mutation in SLC25A4 manifesting as childhood-onset dopa-responsive dystonia in two family THAKUR 9 members. International Pediatric Movement Disorder Conference. Barcelona, Spain; February 2019.

2018

Kaul S, Katzen S, Minzenmayer A, Fang A, Thakur N, Shah MN, Patel RP. Dermoid cyst mimicking gastroesophageal reflux disease. International Child Neurology Congress, Mumbai, India; November 2018.

2017

Troxell R, Thakur N. Parkinsonian Features in Two Patients with 6q.22.1microdeletion. Child Neurology Society Conference. Kansas City, Missouri; October 2017.

Thakur N*. Building Reflection into the Child Neurology Residency Curriculum. Advances in Teaching and Learning Day Conference. Houston, Texas; June 2017.

Posters and Presentations

2020

Exploring the Role of Critical Reflection through Narrative Medicine Facilitators: Nivedita Thakur, MD; Erin Furr Stimming, MD; Shivika Chandra, MD; Amber McCarthy, LMSW; M Agustina Rosseti, Ph.D. Small group discussion at Shine Academy Conference February 2020.

2019

Pediatric Neuroscience Symposium –Memorial Hermann, “Cerebral Palsy- Current Understanding of Causes and Management”, Houston, Texas 2019.

2018

Pediatric Grand Rounds- UT Health, “Cerebral Palsy-Etiology and Management”- Houston, Texas 2018

Pediatric Neuroscience Symposium –Memorial Hermann, “Cerebral Palsy- Current Understanding of Causes and Management”, Houston, Texas 2018

Webinar on Ataxia for Retrophin Inc., Houston, Texas 2018

2017

Pediatric Neuroscience Symposium –Memorial Hermann, “Cerebral Palsy – New Thoughts of Etiology and Management”, Houston, Texas 2017

Pediatric Grand Rounds- UT Health, “: Ataxia Telangiectasia – A New Multinational Treatment Protocol”. Houston, Texas 2017

Adult Neurology Grand Rounds, “: Ataxia Telangiectasia – A New Multinational Treatment Protocol” - UT Health Houston, Texas 2017

Awards and Honors

2017, 2019, Houstonia Top Doctor
2014-2019, Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award
2013, Development & Approval of the Pediatric Movement Disorders & Neurodegenerative Diseases Fellowship by Texas Medical Board

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2010-2014, 2020, American Academy of Neurology
2019-present, Movement Disorder Society