Turlock’s Most Experienced Vein Surgeons

 

At Valley Vein Health Center, we are proud to offer two physicians highly regarded in the field of vein surgery and treatment. A husband-and-wife team, Dr. Anjani Thakur and Dr. Vijaya Thakur collaborate in the treatment of Modesto area vein patients.

Anjani Thakur, M.D.

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Surgery at Touro University

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Dr. Anjani Thakur is board-certified in general surgery. He completed his undergraduate degree in biochemistry in the University of California system, where he was the recipient of an Honors Program Scholarship. He then went on to Georgetown University to earn his medical degree before returning to UCLA, first as an intern and then as a resident in general surgery, eventually reaching the level of Chief Resident. He was also a postdoctoral scholar in the Division of Developmental Biology. He is currently a member of the American College of Phlebology.

Anjani Thakur participated in a fellowship in pediatric surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Denver and then focused on general surgery, including upper and lower endoscopy, trauma surgery, critical care, and open and laparoscopic surgery. He continued in the practice of general surgery at Emanuel Medical Center, where he is currently on staff with privileges at numerous surrounding area hospitals and surgery centers including Mercy Hospital (Merced), Stanislaus Surgical Center (Modesto), Tower Surgical Center (Turlock), Memorial Medical Center (Modesto), and Doctors Medical Center (Modesto).

Dr. Anjani Thakur has received numerous professional awards and research grants, and has served as lead author or co-author on many articles published in scholarly publications. He holds current or past memberships in a range of professional organizes including the American College of Surgeons, the UCLA Medical School Admissions Committee, the UCLA Surgical Education Committee, the Associate of Academic Surgeons (candidate member), the American Medical Association, and Doctors of the World.

Dr. Thakur is licensed to practice medicine in California, Colorado and Arizona.

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS:

  •             NIH Gene Medicine Fellow (NRSA)
  •             Research Minigrant, UCLA Dean’s Office
  •             Research Grant, GeorgetownUniversity
  •             Research Grant, GeorgetownUniversity
  •             Research Grant, University of California
  •             Honors Scholar, University of California

 

PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Thakur  A,  Thakur  V,  Hines  J,  Gordon  E.  Tumoral  Calcinosis   Regression  After  Subtotal  Parathyroidectomy: A Case Presentation And Review of the Literature. Surgery 1999: 126(1):95-98
  2. Fonkalsrud  EW,  Thakur  A,  Roof L.  Comparison of  Loop Versus End Ileostomy for Fecal Diversion After Restorative Proctocolectomy for Ulcerative Colitis.  Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2000; 190(4):418-422
  3. Thakur  A,  Sase  M,  Lee  JJ,  Thakur  V,  Buchmiller  TL.  Effect of Dexamethasone on Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 Expression in a Rabbit Model of Growth Retardation.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2000;35(6):898-905
  4. Thakur  A,  Thakur  V, Fonkalsrud  EW,  Singh  S,  Buchmiller  TL.  The Outcome of Research Training During Surgical Residency. Journal of Surgical research 2000;90(1):395-96
  5. Thakur  A,  Wang  EC,  Gouvion M, Ko  C, Hodgson  C,  Atkinson JB,  Tompkins  RK.  Developing Quality Surgical Role Models in the Managed Care Era.  Surgical Forum 2000 (51):479-480
  6. Thakur  A,  Buchmiller  TL,  Fonkalsrud  EW.  A New Surgical Option for Patients with Severe Colonic Inertia:  Colectomy with Ileoanal Pouch Procedure.  American Surgeon 2001; 103-106
  7. Thakur  A,  Chiu  T,  Wang  E,  Chen  W,  Ko  C,  Fonkalsrud  EW.  Methodology Standards Associated with Quality  Reporting  in  Clinical   Studies  in   Pediatric  Surgery  Journals.  Journal  of  Pediatric   Surgery  2001;36(8):1160-64
  8. Thakur   A,  Lansford  R,  Thakur  V,  Narone  JN,  Atkinson  JB,  Buchmiller  TL,  Fraser SE.  Gene Transfer to the Embryo:  Strategies fro the Delivery and Expression of Proteins at 48 and 56 Hours Post fertilization. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2001;36(8):1304-7.  Recipient of the Resident Research Competition Prize

 

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS:

1.   Hines  OJ,  Gloor  B,  Thakur A,  Todd  KE,  Kwon R,  Reber HA.  Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD): Changes in Clinical Management and Their Fiscal Implications. Gastroenterology 1998;114(4) PART 2, A1392

 

Vijaya Thakur, M.D.

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Dr. Vijaya Thakur holds board certification in internal medicine. Licensed by both the Medical Board of California and the Drug Enforcement Agency, she has run a private practice since 2004. Prior to that, she was a hospitalist providing in-patient care to medical and critical care patients with the Inpatients Physicians Network of Colorado and a physician at Kaiser Permanente in Orange County. She is affiliated with Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock. She is currently a member of the American College of Phlebology.

Vijaya Thakur completed her undergraduate degree in Patna, India; she then earned her Doctorate in Medicine from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in Karnataka, India. Dr. Thakur did postgraduate research at the California Institute of Technology and USC and then went on to do her residency in internal medicine at the USC County Medical Center (USC-LAC).

Dr. Vijaya Thakur was recognized for academic distinction in medical school and won a research grant from the National Association of Family Welfare in India along with a research prize from the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals. Vijaya Thakur is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association and the Stanislaus Medical Society. She previously chaired the Medicine/ICU/Infection Control Committee at Emanuel Medical Center and served on the Physician Well-Being Committee and the Medical Executive Committee there as well.

AWARDS:

  • ACADEMIC DSTINCTION IN MEDICAL COLLEGE:   Consistent performance above the 90th percentile
  • RESEARCH GRANT FROM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY WELFARE IN INDIA: Evaluated the efficacy of family planning in Bihar compared to similar programs in other states of India.
  •  AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS: Resident Research Prize for work on Sonic Hedgehog in a model of fetal alcohol syndrome.

 

PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Thakur  A,  Hines  OJ,  Thakur  V,  Gordon  HE,  Tumoral  Calcinosis  Regression  After

Subtotal  Parathyroidectomy: A Case Presentation and Review of the Literature. Surgery 1999; 126(1): 95-98

2.    Thakur  A,  Sase M,  Lee JJ,  Thakur  V, Buchmiller  TL. Effect of Dexamethasone on Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 Expression in a Rabbit Model of Growth Retardation. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2000;35(6): 898-905.

3.    Thakur  A, Sase  M,  Lee  JJ,  Thakur V,  Buchmiller TL.   Ontogeny of Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 in a Rabbit Model of Growth Retardation.  Journal of Surgical Research 2000; 91(2): 135-140

4.    Thakur  A,  Thakur  V,  Fonkalsrud  EW,  Singh  S,  Buchmiller  TL.  The Outcome of Research Training During Surgical Residency.  Journal of Surgical Research 2000; 90(1): 395-96

5.    Thakur  A,   Heer  MS,  Thakur V, Heer  GK, Narone  JN,  Narone  RK. Subtotal Hysterectomy for Uterine Rupture.  International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 2001; 74(1): 29-33

6.    Thakur  A,  Lansford  R, Thakur  V,  Narone JN,  Atkinson  JB,  Buchmiller  TL,  Fraser SE. Gene Transfer to the Embryo: Strategies for the Delivery and Expression of Proteins at 48 to 56 Hours Post fertilization. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2001; 36(8):  1304-7.  Recipient of the Resident Research Competition Prize

7.    Ahlgren  SC,  Thakur  V, Bronner-Fraser  M.  Sonic hedgehog rescues cranial neural crest from cell death induced by ethanol exposure.  Proc Natl  Acad  Sci  U S A. 2002 Aug 6;99(16): 10476-81

 

NON-PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:

1.     Thakur  A,  Thakur  V.  Classic Articles in Colon and Rectal Surgery:  Thomas Blizard Curling 1811-1888.  Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 1998;41(4):506-507

2.     Thakur V.  A Comparison of family welfare programs in Bihar with similar programs in other states of India.  Presented at the meeting of the National Assn. Of Family Welfare in 1996 in Agra, India.