Happy Thakkar, MD

Happy Thakkar, MD

Cardiology
Primary Location
Simi Valley Alamo Specialty Care
2755 Alamo Street
Suite 100
Simi Valley, California 93065
Phone
Fax
805-527-8252

About

Dr. Happy D. Thakkar is a board-certified cardiologist who practices in UCLA Health's Simi Valley office. He has expertise in treating patients with all types of cardiovascular diseases, such as hypertension, lipid disorders, heart failure, valvular heart disease, abnormal heart rhythms, coronary artery disease, and peripheral vascular disease. He has specific interests in preventive cardiology, including cardiovascular nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle, as well as critical care cardiology.

Dr. Thakkar received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. He then completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, followed by his fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at UCLA.

Education

Medical Board Certifications

Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2019
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2016

Fellowship

UCLA School of Medicine, 2019

Residency

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, 2016

Internship

Washington University in St. Louis, 2014

Degree

Duke University School of Medicine, MD, 2013

Research

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Papers:
Silva M.C., Fox S., Beam M., Thakkar H., Amaral M.D., Morimoto R.I. A Genetic Screening Strategy Identifies Novel Regulators of the Proteostasis Network. (2011) PLoS Genetics 7(12):e1002438.

Presentations:
Thakkar H., Piccini J., Sun A., Haynes C., Burns E., Nilsson K., Koontz J., Hranitzky P., Shah S.H. Connexin-43 Gene Variants are Associated with Risk of Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients with a Depressed Ejection Fraction. (Nov. 2012) American Heart Association National Scientific Sessions. Los Angeles, CA.

Book Chapters:
Thakkar H., Thoelke M., De Fer T. Anticoagulation and Surgery. In: Washington Manual, General Internal Medicine Consult, 3rd Edition (2017). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. St. Louis, MO.