Dr. Karan Thakur

Dr. Karan Thakur

With an invaluable experience of 15 years in the healthcare sector, Dr. Thakur has been leading the way by imparting excellence and innovation in the healthcare industry. His analytical and strategic ideology and a great deal of knowledge of the industry have aided him on his journey. An erudite medical entrepreneur, Dr. Thakur is a qualified dental surgeon with a master in healthcare management from the well-known Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. He also received executive management training from the reputed Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.


A visionary leader having great interpersonal skills, Dr. Thakur leads a large team of highly skilled medical professionals and is responsible for the management of health policy, health communications, operations and healthcare systems. Dr. Thakur has assumed different roles ranging from handling the outpatient services to managing project and growth strategy. He was also instrumental in extending the footprints of Indraprastha Apollo in North India by successfully managing the acquisition of land and getting the Noida and Amritsar projects approved. Working as the service line leader for transplant surgery, he successfully led the group to strengthen its position as the most trusted centre for solid organ transplants around the world.

An efficient healthcare administrator, public speaker, opinion writer and medical policy expert, Dr. Thakur effortlessly manages all these roles. He leads a diverse team of more than 1500 professionals to ensure a smooth functioning of this over 700-bed hospital’s operations. His sharp business acumen and immense experience provided him with a deep understanding of organizational behavior and lent an edge on managing performance, change management and leadership development to infuse effectiveness in the organization.


Dr. Thakur has also contributed to the society through his writings and speaking assignments to the country’s first news data-journalism initiative, Health Analytics. It is initiating more data-driven journalism in India. He launched another initiative, Books4Humanity, to make books and learning resources more accessible to deprived children of the society. In addition, he co-founded ‘Gift A Life’ initiative for creating mass awareness on organ donation in India and is a part of the NATHEALTH sub-committee on organ donation. He also came out with an initiative on mental health awareness known as Health Collective, which curates information through crowd sourcing and subject experts.

As an acknowledgment to his contribution to the healthcare industry, Arogya Darpan group of publications conferred on him the ‘National Healthcare Leadership Award 2016’.