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Mohan Thakuri, MD

Dr. Mohan Chand Thakuri joined Dr. Michael Messino in practice in 2007 at Cancer Care of WNC.  Using a whole-person approach to cancer care, Dr. Thakuri is known for his supportive care and deep concern for his patients’ whole well-being.

A native of Nepal, Dr. Thakuri moved to New York following the completion of medical school in Kathmandu.  He went on to complete the remainder of his training and fellowship in New York.  After fellowship, he moved to Winston Salem, North Carolina.  There he joined the faculty of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and remained on staff for six years.  Enjoying the outdoors and mountains, Dr. Thakuri and his wife moved to Asheville, NC and joined Cancer Care of WNC.

Everyone is so caring.
Dr. Thakuri is compassionate and clear about my condition and treatment.
Christopher M.
Considerate, pleasant, has my confidence.
Junius G.
Dr. Thakuri is friendly, thorough and caring. He always takes time to discuss test results and listen to my concerns.
Christopher M.
Informative and Friendly. Found out I had inherited hemochromatosis from my parents. Has cared for me ever since.
Susan B.


Fellowship Hematology/Oncology:

State University of New York, Health Science Center


Residency Internal Medicine:

State University of New York, Health Science Center


Doctor of Medicine:

Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital

Kathmandu, Nepal

Bachelor’s Degree:

Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital

Kathmandu, Nepal


Board certified in Medical Oncology

Board certified in Hematology


American Society of Hematology (ASH)

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Sub-Specialty Interests:

Hematological malignancies, including acute and chronic leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma


Growing up in the Himalayas, Dr. Thakuri developed a passion for nature and the mountains. He loves to hike and explore the countryside on his bike. In his quiet, contemplative moments, he enjoys listening to a variety of world music.


Available for appointments in Asheville and Franklin.