Dr. Kunal Thakkar is a board certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon (Ear, Nose, Throat physician). Dr. Thakkar earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and Psychology at University of Illinois, where he graduated with Phi Beta Kappa distinction. He earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois in Chicago, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society – an honor received by those graduating at the top of the class. He also received his surgical training at the prestigious University of Illinois in Chicago, one of the top Otolaryngology training programs in the country. He was elected Administrative Chief Resident by the faculty during his senior year of training.
Dr. Thakkar is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, amongst multiple other medical societies. Dr. Thakkar has been actively involved in research with multiple publications and book chapters in various topics in otolaryngology. Topics include sinus infections, sleep apnea, pediatric ENT, ear disorders, and treatment of head and neck cancers.