Nicklesh Thakur, D.O., Neurologist; Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

California Pacific CURRENTS: The online journal of CPMC Research Institute

Pioneering new approaches to the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders

Research Overview


  • Dr. Nicklesh Thakur specializes in movement disorders, deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease, and essential tremor in dystonia patients. He is board certified in neurology and psychiatry.
  • He leads research studies in Parkinson’s disease, cervical dystonia, and spasticity, and he is a Principal Investigator for national, multicenter clinical trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of new treatments for these disorders of the nervous system.
  • Dr. Thakur presents nationally on advances in the management and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, and the characteristics and pathophysiology of movement disorders including essential tremor and dystonia.

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Dr. Thakur received his D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, and he conducted residency training in neurology at the University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center. He completed a fellowship in movement disorders at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.


Primary Research Interests
  • Movement disorders
  • Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease
  • Essential tremor and dystonia patients
  • Botox injections for the treatment of spasticity