Dr. Govinda Thakkar MD Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Govinda Thakkar is a plastic surgeon in Downey, California. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Downey Regional Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Baroda Medical College and has been in practice for 38 years. He is one of 3 doctors at Downey Regional Medical Center and one of 3 at Lakewood Regional Medical Center who specialize in Plastic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Plastic Surgeon: Head & Neck

Education & Medical Training

Los Angeles County King-Drew Medical Center
Residency, Otolaryngology, 1974 - 1975

Westchester Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1970 - 1971

Brooklyn Eye Ear Hospital
Residency, Otolaryngology, 1972 - 1974

New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center
Residency, Urology, 1971 - 1972

St Elizabeth Health Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1969 - 1970

Mc Keesport Hospital - Upmc
Internship, Transitional Year, 1968 - 1969

Baroda Medical College
Class of 1961

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Otolaryngology
Certified in Otolaryngology

CA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Efficacy of meditation in generalized anxiety disorder.
Vahia, V. N., Shetty, H. K., Motiwala, S., Thakkar, G., Fernandes, L., Sharma, J. C.


Atrial septal defect. A review of 50 cases corrected with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass.
Desai, J. M., Shah, R. L., Sonawala, F. P., Jhaveri, P. M., Thakkar, G. K., Shah, H. H., Dastur, K. N.

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