- Managing Director
- Health Solutions
- T: +1 312 619 6187
- F: +1 312 759 8119
- 227 West Monroe Street
- Suite 900
- Chicago, IL, 60606
- United States
- T: +1 312 759 8100
- F: +1 312 759 8119
- PharmD, Chicago College of Pharmacy, Midwestern University
- Registered Pharmacist, 340B Advanced Certified Expert
- American Society of Health System Pharmacy (ASHP)
- Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacy (ICHP)
- American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
- Performance Improvement
- Restructuring / Turnaround Services
- Healthcare & Life Sciences
Jigar Thakkar is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Chicago, Illinois. He is part of the Health Solutions segment within the Healthcare Operations practice, where he specializes in Pharmacy. Dr. Thakkar’s experience in Pharmacy includes strategic planning, design, operations, compliance, and improvement of an organization’s medication management system. He has experience in implementing best practice pharmacy models and has expertise in pharmacy supply chain management, pharmacy productivity, and pharmacy related regulatory and accreditation compliance such as the 340B Drug Pricing Program.
Dr. Thakkar has a broad range of pharmacy experience in addition to the hospital segment that includes Retail, Specialty, Infusion, Hematology/Oncology, Long Term Care, Capital Equity directed projects of due diligence of mergers and acquisitions of large retail and specialty pharmacy chains. Dr. Thakkar has also completed several projects of large health system mergers as they relate to pharmacy integration and implementation of resulting synergies.
Additionally, some of Dr. Thakkar’s experiences include improving the pharmacy supply chain processes at a 375-bed teaching hospital and Level 1 Trauma center that resulted in over $1 million annual savings with improved contracting and resource management. He identified and implemented cost savings of over $1M in a Critical Access Hospital system. Previously, Dr. Thakkar established a retail pharmacy within a medical group that lead to over $30M in revenues per year for the group as well as decreased the turn-around time for specialty pharmacy treatment starts for the groups hem/onc patients.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Dr. Thakkar worked in the Performance Improvement segment within Huron Consulting Group’s Healthcare practice. Prior to Huron, Dr. Thakkar was the Regional Director of Pharmacy at Presence Health. He has extensive experience in leading hospital inpatient pharmacy departments inclusive of clinical, operational, as well as pharmacy business development. With prior training completed at EPIC Systems headquarters, Dr. Thakkar has a deep understanding of leveraging Information Technology and the EMR system to hardwire clinical pharmacy initiatives.
Dr. Thakkar holds a PharmD from Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Pharmacy and is a registered pharmacist. He is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy (ASHP), Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacy (ICHP), and American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Dr. Thakkar also serves as an advisory board member at Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Pharmacy and Roosevelt University’s College of Pharmacy. He frequently lectures on pharmacy topics in Colleges of Pharmacy. is currently pursuing an MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.