About us Our team Our Scientific Advisory Panel Assistant Professor Kiran Thakur Winifred Mercer Pitkin Assistant Professor Kiran Thakur, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, USA Dr Thakur is the Winifred Mercer Pitkin, MD Assistant Professor of Neurology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center - New York Presbyterian Hospital. She leads the program in Neuroinfectious Diseases at Columbia and is the Director of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Neuroinfectious Diseases. After graduating from the Harvard Neurology Residency Training Program, Dr Thakur completed post-doctoral fellowship training in neuroinfectious diseases and neuroimmunology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr Thakur has a specialized interest in emerging and re-emerging neurotropic infectious diseases and collaborates with scientists globally on the surveillance, diagnosis, and management of neuroinfectious diseases. Dr Thakur is funded by the US National Institutes of Health, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Encephalitis Society. In addition to her scientific efforts, Dr Thakur serves as a neurology consultant for the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment project on COVID-19 Vaccination safety.