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About Dr. Savyasachi C. Thakkar, MD | Orthopedic Hip and Knee Surgeon

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Savyasachi C Thakkar, M.D.

Hip and Knee Surgeon

Savyasachi “Savya” Thakkar, M.D., is a hip and knee reconstructive surgeon serving patients in the Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., metro areas. His expertise is in minimally invasive hip and knee surgery, including partial and total hip and knee replacement, outpatient joint replacement and complex revisions after previous joint replacement. Dr. Thakkar uses computer and robotic-assisted techniques for these procedures to provide cutting-edge care to patients with hip and knee arthritis.

Currently an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Thakkar completed his medical degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and stayed for his residency with the Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He was the first recipient of the Ronald P. Byank leadership award as a chief resident. He continued his training as a knee arthritis and traumatology fellow in Switzerland, followed by an adult reconstruction fellowship in New York. He then pursued the prestigious European Knee Society traveling fellowship focusing on advanced surgical techniques in the management of arthritis.

Dr. Thakkar’s research interests include technological advances in the treatment of arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, the economic impact of arthritis and the optimization of hospital protocols for arthritis management.


2019 – European Knee Society Traveling Fellowship – Leuven, Belgium

2016 – William Jaffe Fellow Research Presentations – 2nd Place, New York University, NY

2015 – Ronald P. Byank, MD Chief Resident Leadership Award, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

2015 – European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery Meeting Award, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2014 – OMeGA Residency Educational Award, Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Baltimore, MD

2014 – American Orthopaedic Association Resident Leadership Award, Montreal, Canada

2014 – Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Resident Scholarship Award, Las Vegas, NV

2013 – American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Resident Scholarship Award, Dallas, TX

2012 – 2013 – Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Resident Research Award, Baltimore, MD

2009 – Best surgical video, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Las Vegas, NV

2007 – Best surgical video, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Diego, CA

2005 – 2008 – Medical Student Merit Scholarship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

2005 – Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, University of Rochester, NY

2005 – Golden Key International Honor Society, University of Rochester, NY

2005 – Magna cum Laude with a citation in college leadership, University of Rochester, NY

2001 – 2005 – Rush Rhees Merit Award, University of Rochester, NY