Monica Dhakar, MD

Monica Bhagwansingh Dhakar, MD, MS

Monica Bhagwansingh Dhakar, MD, MS, is an epileptologist with the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Rhode Island Hospital, and an assistant professor of neurology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Dhakar is board-certified in neurology and epilepsy. 

She earned her medical degree at B.J. Medical College and Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune, India, followed by a master of science degree in cellular and molecular biology (neuroscience track) at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

Dr. Dhakar served her internship in internal medicine and her residency in neurology at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University in Michigan, where she was elected chief resident. She completed a fellowship in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at Yale New Haven Hospital/Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.

She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Epilepsy Society, and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society.

Her research interests include acute seizures; status epilepticus, including postanoxic myclonic status; late onset epilepsy; and pharmacoepidemiology. Dr. Dhakar has a strong interest and commitment to education and research. She has received teaching awards including the A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award from the American Academy of Neurology for her commitment to resident education. 

Dr. Dhakar has contributed numerous journal articles, abstracts, and book chapters to the scientific literature, and has presented at national and international conferences.



Neurology, Rhode Island Hospital
Ambulatory Patient Center (APC Building) (directions)
Rhode Island Hospital, APC 5
5th Floor
Providence, RI 02903


  • Medical School:  BJ Government Medical College
  • Internship:  Sinai Grace Hospital
  • Residency:  Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship:  Yale New Haven Hospital