Dr. Ushakant Thakkar

Dr. Ushakant Thakkar is a kidney specialist living in Los Angeles with his wife Irma, a kidney specialist herself. He is the founder of California Kidney Group, one of the largest kidney specialty groups in southern California. In addition to medical practice he is involved in multiple other business involving Kidney Dialysis centers, Real estate, Metal molding, Arts etc. At its peak, he employed 50 Kidney specialists and over 500 employees.

Together  with his wife they have supported many charities including Ekal Vidyalay, Pratham, Mothers against Drunk driving, Gun control initiatives, Free Medical Clinic, Simi Valley Hospital Foundation, Leela Dance Institute and Dharma Civilization Foundation to name a few. His biggest passion is Education and his motherland India.

He has worked tirelessly to keep up with Indian civilization, particularly India’s wisdom traditions including Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism. He has focused on two aspects of India particularly. The first one is Yoga as it relates to health and Second bringing teaching of India’s spiritualities to main stream American universities, towards that he has pledged a million dollars for study and research in Indian civilization, Sanskrit & Veda.

He is currently Chairman of Dharma Civilization Foundation.

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