Smiley Thakur, B.Sc., M.D., FRCP(C) Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Transplant and Nephrology Northwest, PLLC
  • Phone: (206) 499-3999
  • Fax: 206.709.2019
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Specialty Focus: All aspects of clinical nephrology, dialysis, and renal transplant medicine including: prescribing/dispensing errors, kidney trauma, rhabdomyolysis, urosepsis, nursing home care, complications from surgery or delayed diagnosis, hyponatremia, immunosuppression, and transplantation denial disputes.

Education: M.D., University of Saskatchewan; Internal Medicine Residency, University of Saskatchewan; Nephrology Fellowship, McGill University; Transplantation Medicine Fellowship, Oregon Health Sciences University

Years in Practice: 20

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 4

Additional Information

I am in active clinical practice with Board Certification in internal medicine and nephrology (US and Canada) with an additional fellowship in transplantation medicine. I view myself as an educator of my patients. I summarize complex nephrologic concepts for lay audiences on a daily basis. I have served plaintiff and defense attorneys equally since 1995. I approach all engagements as if I was assuming care for the patient in my own practice. My objectivity and credibility are demonstrated through my detail oriented, reasoned reports that reflect the standard of care. I assist attorneys by anticipating issues and helping them think through the case. I provide prompt and accessible expertise. I am a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington. I completed ~50 autopsies in my year as resident in Anatomic Pathology. I am versed in the nuances of autopsy reporting and interpreting findings. I was recognized as a "Top Doctor" by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine in October 2012.