Dr. Eddie Thara is a personable, compassionate doctor who moved from Thailand to the United States when he was in high school. He attended the University of California, Irvine, where he earned two bachelor degrees in biological sciences and music performance. Dr. Thara continued his education and received his medical degree from Touro University in Northern California.
During his undergraduate and medical school years, he was involved in many science research projects with the findings presented at national conferences.
Dr. Thara completed his residency and medicine internship at the University of Southern California Los Angeles Medical Center. After his exposure to patients with malignancies and blood disorders, he found himself intrigued by the biological process of cancer development and hematologic disorders. Dr. Thara was also inspired by several internationally renowned mentors. He continued his training in hematology/oncology at USC Norris Cancer Center and served as chief of the oncology fellowship program. He has written papers that were published in major journals including Cancers, Expert Opinion in Biological Therapy, British Journal of Cancer, and Blood, covering subjects in both solid and blood malignancies. He was also involved in many research abstracts presented at ASCO meetings.
Dr. Thara is a loving husband and devoted father to his two young girls. He earned a Bachelor of Art in Music Performance because of his love for music. As an active church member, he regularly serves during worship service as a musician and music director at his church. It is important for Dr. Thara to spend time with his wife and children, play the guitar, play basketball, and exercise at the gym.
Dr. Thara is fluent in Thai.
Dr. Thara cherishes his personal relationships and interaction with patients and enjoys knowing them personally. Coming from a developing country, he has come to appreciate the difference he can bring to his patients through advanced medical treatment in the United States. He believes in individualized treatment plans that are based not only on the type of tumor or the disease but also on the patient’s wish and social circumstance. Because the impact of a disease like cancer often extends to a patient’s family—mentally, physically, and financially—effective counseling and guidance can bring healing to patients and their loved ones. While focusing on the quality and prolongation of life, Dr. Thara pays close attention to providing hope and realistic expectations to patients and families.
11480 Brookshire Ave.
Downey, CA 90241
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San Gabriel, CA 91776
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Santa Ana, CA 92705