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
  • Utilization Management


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

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
IDO1 metabolites activate ß-catenin signaling to promote cancer cell proliferation and colon tumorigenesis in mice.
Thaker AI, Rao MS, Bishnupuri KS, Kerr TA, Foster L, Marinshaw JM, Newberry RD, Stenson WF, Ciorba MA Gastroenterology 2013 Aug 145 2 416-25.e1-4
Modeling colitis-associated cancer with azoxymethane (AOM) and dextran sulfate sodium (DSS).
Thaker AI, Shaker A, Rao MS, Ciorba MA J Vis Exp 2012 Sep 67
Serum analysis of tryptophan catabolism pathway: correlation with Crohn's disease activity.
Gupta NK, Thaker AI, Kanuri N, Riehl TE, Rowley CW, Stenson WF, Ciorba MA Inflamm. Bowel Dis. 2012 Jul 18 7 1214-20

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

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