Cancer Care of Western North Carolina

Mohan Chand Thakuri, MD

Dr. Thakuri joined Cancer Care of WNC in 2007. He is a native of Nepal and graduated from Tribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine in Kathmandu, Nepal. His internship and residency were completed at the Upstate Medical University, previously known as: State University of New York, Health Science Center. He completed a three year Fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology from Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York.  Prior to joining Cancer Care of WNC, Dr. Thakuri was a faculty member at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.  He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology.

He is known for his care and concern for his patient’s whole well-being.  Dr. Thakuri is married to Dr. Mridu Chand, who is also a Medical Oncologist with Cancer Care of WNC, PA. They are proud parents of two children. Growing up in the Himalayas, Dr. Thakuri developed a passion for nature and the mountains.   He loves to hike and explore the countryside on his bike. In his quiet, contemplative moments, he enjoys listening to a variety of world music.

Memberships:  American Society of Hematology (ASH) and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

Positions:  Lab Director, CCWNC; Survivorship Committee, Mission Cancer Care

Sub-Specialty:  Dr. Thakuri has a special interest hematological malignancies including: Acute and chronic leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma.  He serves as the support physician for the Survivorship clinic at CCWNC. He is available to see patients in Asheville and Franklin.

Dr. Thakuri’s personal mission statement on his role in the Survivorship Clinic:

In my many years of Oncology practice, it has been gratifying to see some significant strides in the care of cancer patients. The diagnosis of cancer is frightening on multiple levels for the patients and their families. After completing difficult treatments, seeming daunting task of re-establishing life goals begins. My principal interest is to see our patients achieve these goals as quickly and efficiently as possible. I hope to be a part of their journey, draw on my professional experience, and make their journey just a little less daunting. I hope to help our patients achieve healthy lifestyle goals, promote proven, healthy dietary habits, engage in meaningful and health promoting physical activity. We are your team and we are here to help.