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TUSHAR P. THAKRE, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatric Medicine
Brody School of Medicine at ECU
600 Moye Boulevard
Greenville, NC 27834
Phone: 252-744-2660
Fax: 252-744-3815
Email: thakret@ecu.edu

FACULTY RANK
Assistant Professor

EDUCATION
Fellowship (Sleep Medicine)       07/2011-06/2012
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

Chief Residency (Psychiatry)     07/2010-06/2011
University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO

Residency (Psychiatry)             07/2007-06/2011
University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO

PhD (Integrative Physiology)    08/2002-06/2007
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)    08/1995-01/2001
(Equivalent to MD – Doctor of Medicine)
Government Medical College, Nagpur, INDIA

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Assistant Professor                    07/2012-present
Departments of Psychiatric Medicine and Internal Medicine
(Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine)
Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

BOARD CERTIFICATION/PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE
·   Board certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry 
    and Neurology (ABPN)
·   Board eligible in Sleep Medicine
·   North Carolina Medical Board unrestricted medical license
·   State Medical Board of Ohio unrestricted medical license
·   Maharashtra Medical Council unrestricted license to practice medicine 
    in India

RESEARCH AND CLINICAL INTERESTS
Genetics of psychiatric and sleep disorders, Circadian rhythms, Cardiovascular comorbidities of obstructive sleep apnea, Neuroimaging for sleep and psychiatric illnesses.

PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
·        Ujaoney S, Motwani M, Degwekar S, Wadhwan V, Zade P, Chaudhary M, Hazarey V, Thakre TP, Mamtani M.Evaluation of chemiluminescence, toluidine blue and histopathology for detection of high risk oral precancerous lesions: a cross-sectional study. BMC Clinical Pathology 2012, 12:6.

·        Thakre TP, Mamtani M, Ujaoney S, Kulkarni H. Association of plasma homocysteine with sleep apnea is confounded by age: results from the national nutritional health and examination survey 2005-2006. Sleep Disorders 2012: Article ID 634920, 9 pages.

·        Thakre TP, Mamtani MR, Ujaoney S, Kulkarni H. Fractal dimension of the sleep-state waveform. Somnologie: 2011; 15:249–256.

·        Thakre TP, Mamtani MR, Kulkarni H. Lack of association of the APO e4 allele with the risk of obstructive sleep apnea: meta-analysis and meta-regression. Sleep; 2009. Nov 1; 32(11):1507-11.

·        Thakre TP*, Kulkarni H*, Mamtani MR, Smith M. Arbitrary units are a composite and useful measure of muscle sympathetic nerve activity. Physiol. Meas. 2009; Aug; 30(8):861-8. *, equal authors.

·        Jahagirdar SS*, Thakre TP*, Kale SM, Mamtani M, Kulkarni H. A clinicopathological study of eyelid malignancies from central India. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology 2007 Mar-Apr, 55(2):109-12. *, equal authors

·        Patel AB, Mamtani MR, Thakre TP, Kulkarni H. Association of umbilical cord blood lead with neonatal behavior at varying levels of exposure. Behavioral and Brain Functions 2006, 2:22.

·        Sharma M, Mamtani MR, Amin M, Thakre TP, Sharma S, Amin A, Kulkarni HR. Insights into age- and sickle-cell-disease- interaction using principal components analysis. BMC Blood Disorders 2006, 6:3.

·        Mamtani MR, Thakre TP, Kalkonde MY, Sharma S, Amin A, Kulkarni HR. A simple method to combine multiple molecular biomarkers for dichotomous diagnostic classification. BMC Bioinformatics 2006, 7:442.

·        Thakre TP and Smith ML. Loss of lag-response curvilinearity of indices of heart rate variability in congestive heart failure. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2006, 6:27.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS
·        Thakre TP, Collop N, Stierer T, Kaw R, Tarler M, Kayyali H, Andrews N, Moul D, Foldvary-Schaefer N. Individual item-associations from four sleep questionnaires against in-hospital polysomnography variables among pre-surgical cardiac patients. Presented at the annualNeurological Institute Research Day at the Cleveland Clinic in May 2012 and at the SLEEP meeting in Boston in June 2012.

·        Thakre TP, Gonzalez S, Garner M, Raven JS, Smith ML. Ethnic-specific differential effects of polymorphisms of the ATP1a2 gene on blood pressure. Presented at the annual Research Appreciation day at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in April 2007 and at the 2nd Annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities held in Fort Worth, Texas in 2007.

·        Rahman MH, Thakre TP, Kohok D, Wetsel S, Tierney N, Schaller F, Smith ML, Shi X.Baroreflex mediated vasomotion is augmented during central hypovolemia: frequency domain analysis. Presented at the annualResearch Appreciation day at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in April 2007.

·        ThakreTP, Siu JC, Raven JS, Shaffer S, Garner M, Smith ML. Evidence of abnormal vasopressor responses in individuals with polymorphisms of the ATP1A2 gene. Presented at the annual Research Appreciation day at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in April 2006.

·        Thakre TP, Smith ML. Loss of lag-response curvilinearity of beat-to-beat heart rate in congestive heart failure. Presented at the annual Research Appreciation day at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in April 2004 and at the annual meeting of the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology (FASEB) in San Diego, California in March 2005.

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION
·        Thakre TP. Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms Of The ATP1a2 Gene And Their Effects On Blood Pressure And Other Cardiovascular Variables In Different Ethnic Groups"

AWARDS AND HONORS
·        2011 annual Edward E. Baumhardt psychiatric resident award for the best paper on a topic related to psychiatry written by a fourth year psychiatric resident.

·        Chief Resident for the Department of Psychiatry, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine 2010-2011.

·        House staff representative for the Department of Psychiatry, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine 2008-2010.

·        American Psychiatry Association representative for the residents of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Missouri Kansas City for 2008-2009.

·        First Prize in poster presentation competition at the 2nd Annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities held in Fort Worth, Texas in 2007.

·        Travel award to present research at the Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego California, 2004.

·        Fourth prize in poster presentation competition at the annual Research Appreciation Day at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in 2004.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
·       American Academy of Sleep Medicine
·       Lata Medical Research Foundation, Nagpur, India (Joint Secretary)
·       American Psychiatry Association
·       University of North Texas Health Science Center Alumni Association