Dr. Thakral is a fellowship-trained Interventional Pain Medicine physician who is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Dr. Thakral was born and raised in northern Virginia. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with summa cum laude honors. He then obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from VCU School of Medicine. He completed a General Surgery internship at VCU before moving to New Jersey for a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency at Rutgers RWJMS – Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute. During his residency, he served as Academic Chief Resident. He completed an additional 1 year of training in an ACGME-accredited Pain Medicine fellowship at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute.
Dr. Thakral specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of spine and musculoskeletal injuries. He is passionate about using a comprehensive approach in treating his patients’ pain, with a focus on improving their functional abilities. In addition to utilizing conservative measures such as personalized exercise and therapy programs, Dr. Thakral is trained to perform a variety of fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided injections, including to the back, neck, joints, and soft tissues.