Biography & Education

Dr. Thakkar marvels at the differences in development among children, and he respects that each family approaches the challenges of raising children with different strengths and techniques. Keeping that in mind, he strives to educate and support his patients and their families so that they can make healthcare decisions together. Dr. Thakkar also engages in legislative advocacy aimed at expanding access to preventive care and improving the quality of healthcare delivery.
  • Pediatrics
Education Background
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, 2003
Residency: Seattle Children's Hospital, University Of Washington, Pediatrics
  • English
Professional Associations
Board of Trustees, Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Personal Interests
Dr. Thakkar spends most of his free time with his wife and two children. He is an avid sports fan, enjoys the outdoors, and loves live music and theater. He has become a groupie of Seattle's kindiependent musicians and children's theater companies.

Care Locations

21600 Highway 99
Kruger Clinic Bldg, Suite 290
Edmonds, WA 98026
Fax 425-673-3474
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Children
Accepting Medicare



1. Thakkar RR, Garrison MM, Christakis DA. A systematic review for the effects of television viewing by infants and preschoolers. Pediatrics. 2006; 118;2025-2031.

2. Beth Harvey and Rupin Thakkar, Guest Column, “All Kids Deserve Equal Access to Health Care,” The Olympian, November 27, 2013.

3. Jeff A. Huebner and Rupin R. Thakkar, Guest Column, “Give Doctors and Patients Privacy,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 7, 2008.


Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
Services Provided
Clinical Interests
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Asthma
  • Newborn Care
  • Pediatric Care
  • Pediatric Development


Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (57 Ratings, 6 Comments)


Loved meeting Dr. Thakkar! I thought it would be hard to switch to a new pediatrician (after 9yrs) but Dr. Thakkar exceeded all expectations! He's warm, knowledgeable and caring. Very happy that we made the move to Swedish.
Swedish Patient

I knew he was running late but he didn't rush through our appointment.
Swedish Patient

We LOVE Dr. Thakkar! He has been so caring and helpful since the day [...] was born, and is always there to ease concerns and answer questions. He truly has her best interests in mind.
Swedish Patient

he did not seem rushed at all. he listened to my concerns and provided information in a way that was neither condescending or beyond my understanding. he developed a treatment plan with my input and I felt we left the appointment with a positive action plan. he involved my son in the conversation.
Swedish Patient

Dr. Thakkar is such a wonderful pediatrician. He isn't fazed by screaming 1 year olds or 3 year olds sitting upside down on the chair patting their own butts during the visit.He is very kind, knowledgable, and very trustworthy.
Swedish Patient

Dr. Thakkar is great and I trust him 110% with my children.
Swedish Patient