Theresa Tharakan, MD

Theresa Tharakan, MD

MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Hometown: Bronx, NY

Personal Statement: I am thrilled to be joining the Wash U family because of its incredible faculty, breadth of clinical training, research opportunities, educational resources, and friendly residents. I knew that Wash U would be the perfect fit for me as someone hoping to prepare for an academic career. Outside of the hospital, I enjoy photography, hip-hop and ballroom dance, and traveling.


Undergraduate: Harvard University, Neurobiology, 2014

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2019


  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Dean’s Recognition Award, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Distinction in Research in Clinical Investigation, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Tharakan T, Jiang S, Fastenberg J, Ow T, Smith R, Schiff B, Mehta V. Post-operative pain control and opioid usage patterns among patients undergoing thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy. Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 2019 Mar; 160(3):394-401.

Tharakan T, Bent J., Tavaluc T. Honey as a Treatment in Otorhinolaryngology: A Review by Subspecialty. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, 2018 Dec 2:3489418815188.

Tharakan T & Mehta V. Squamous cell cancer of the soft palate. In: Fakhry C, Kiess AP, Pazoki AE, Eisele DW, eds. Oral Cancer: Evaluation, Therapy, and Rehabilitation. New York, NY: Thieme, 2019.

Mehta V, Ow TJ, Kim S; Tharakan T; Schiff B; Smith RV, In H. Significant racial differences in the incidence and behavior of the follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma. Head & Neck, 2019 May; 41(5):1403-1411