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Manisha Thakore-James, MD

Director, BUSM Neurology Clerkship at the VA Medical Center 
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Boston University School of Medicine
72 East Concord Street, C-3
Boston, MA 02118-2394
Phone: 617-638-5351

VA Medical Center
Dept. of Neurology/Neuromuscular Division
150 South Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02130

Phone: (857)364-4750 or (857)364-2835
Fax: (857)364-4454

Medical School: SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, NY (1991)
Internship: North Shore University Hospital/Cornell University Medical College(1992)
Residency: Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA (1995)
Fellowship: Geriatric Neurophysiology, Boston University Medical Center/Boston VAMC, Boston, MA (1997)

Board Certifications: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Special Interests: Disorders of the nerve and muscle system, such as myasthenia gravis, ALS, peripheral neuropathy, muscular dystrophies in adults and others.


Dr. Manisha Thakore-James is the recipient of the Golden Brain Award for 2013. This award is presented annually by the BU medical students on Neurology clerkship and it is in recognition of Dr. Thakore’s excellence in teaching and devotion to students.

Recent Publications

Prevention of bone loss and vertebral fractures in patients with chronic epilepsy – Antiepileptic drug and osteoporosis prevention  trial. Epilepsia: (11/2013) 1-8, 2013.

Shoulder pain and isolated brachial plexopathy: BMJ Case Reports.  June, 2012

Antiepileptic Drugs and the risk for Bone Loss in a Male Veteran Population. Poster presented at the 2006 American College of Rheumatology Meeting.

Bone Health in Males with Epilepsy. Poster presented at the American Epilepsy Society Meeting 12/04 in New Orleans.

Benefits and harms of doxycycline treatment for Gulf War veterans’ illnesses: a randomized, double-blind, placebo- controlled trial. Annals of Internal Medicine. 141(2):85-94(2004).

Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy and aerobic exercise for Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association. 289(11):1396-404(2003).

A Multicenter Two by Two Factorial Trial of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Aerobic Exercise for Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses: Design of a Veteran’s Affairs Cooperative Study (#470).  Controlled Clinical Trials: 22:310-322(2001).


Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine