Medical School
Washington University School of Medicine (2012)
University of Washington Medical Center (2016), Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
University of Washington Medical Center/Seattle Children's Hospital (2017), Pediatric Pathology

Research Interest

  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Hirschsprung Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology
  • Pediatric Medical Liver Disease
  • Pediatric Pathology Education


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Challenges in Inter-rater Agreement on Lamina Propria Fibrosis in Esophageal Biopsies.
Thaker AI, Smith J, Pathak M, Park JY, Pediatr Dev Pathol 2023 26 2 106-114
Calretinin Staining in Anorectal Line Biopsies Accurately Distinguished Hirschsprung Disease in a Retrospective Study.
Logan SJ, Yin H, Rogers B, Arva N, Conces MR, Cope-Yokoyama S, Dehner LP, Galliani C, Garg S, He M, Husain AN, Keisling M, Krishnan C, Puscasiu E, Rossi C, Siddiqui F, Sutton L, Terry J, Thaker AI, Huang Y, Zhang J, McCracken C, Rytting H, Pediatr Dev Pathol 2022 Nov 10935266221132602
A Case Series on the Use of Dupilumab for Treatment of Refractory Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders.
Patel N, Goyal A, Thaker A, Troendle D, Parrish C, J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2022 Jun
Hypoplasia of Extrahepatic Biliary Tree and Intrahepatic Cholangiolopathy in Cystic Fibrosis Imperfectly Mimic Biliary Atresia in 4 Infants With Cystic Fibrosis and Kasai Portoenterostomy.
Bove KE, Bernieh A, Picarsic J, Cox JP, Yang E, Mantor PC, Thaker A, Lazar L, Sathe M, Megison S, Am J Surg Pathol 2021 Sep
Eosinophilic esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus and esophageal neoplasms in the pediatric patient: a narrative review.
Medina AL, Troendle DM, Park JY, Thaker A, Dunbar KB, Cheng E, Transl Gastroenterol Hepatol 2021 6 32
Esophageal Fibrosis in Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases.
Thaker AI, Melo DM, Samandi LZ, Huang R, Park JY, Cheng E, J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2020 Nov
Epithelial Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase 1 Modulates Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor and Notch Signaling to Increase Differentiation of Secretory Cells and Alter Mucus-Associated Microbiota.
Alvarado DM, Chen B, Iticovici M, Thaker AI, Dai N, VanDussen KL, Shaikh N, Lim CK, Guillemin GJ, Tarr PI, Ciorba MA, Gastroenterology 2019 10 157 4 1093-1108.e11
Characterization of a severe case of PIK3CA-related overgrowth at autopsy by droplet digital polymerase chain reaction and report of PIK3CA sequencing in 22 patients.
Piacitelli AM, Jensen DM, Brandling-Bennett H, Gray MM, Batra M, Gust J, Thaker A, Paschal C, Tsuchiya K, Pritchard CC, Perkins J, Mirzaa GM, Bennett JT Am. J. Med. Genet. A 2018 Nov 176 11 2301-2308
Colonic Adventitial Fibromuscular Dysplasia: A Nonspecific Arteriopathy Associated With Hirschsprung Disease and Other Obstructive Disorders.
Thaker AI, Kapur RP Pediatr. Dev. Pathol. 2017 Jan 1093526617739772
Adenoid Stones - "Adenoliths".
Sakano H, Thaker AI, Davis GE J Otol Rhinol 2015 Sep 4 4

Honors & Awards

  • Young Investigator Award
    Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (2016)
  • Resident Recruitment Award
    Society for Pediatric Pathology (2014)
  • Medical Student Research Fellowship
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2009-2010)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (2016)
  • American Medical Association (2007)
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (2011)
  • College of American Pathologists (2011)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (2017)
  • Society for Pediatric Pathology (2015)
  • Texas Medical Association (2017)
  • Texas Society of Pathologists (2017)
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (2012)