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Gulshan Sharma, MD
Director, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Gulshan Sharma, MD

Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH
Sealy and Smith Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine
Director, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Associate Chief Medical Officer
Department of Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0561
Phone: 409.772.2436
Fax: 409.772.9532


Degree/Training Completed Year Name & Location
M.B.B.S. 1995 Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, India
Residency 2000 Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Chief Resident 2001 Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Fellow 2004 Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, CT
MPH Degree 2003 Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, CT

Research Interests:

  • Quality improvement
  • Health services research
  • Provider continuity
  • End of Life care

Selected Publications

  1. Sharma, G., Freeman, J., Zhang, D., Goodwin, J. Trends in end of life care among older adults with advanced lung cancer. Chest 2008; 133: 72-78.
  2. Kuo YF, Sharma G, Freeman J, Goodwin JS. Growth of General Internal Medicine hospitalists caring for older patients in US hospitals. N Eng J Med 2009;360:1102-12.
  3. Sharma G, Fletcher K, Zhang D, Kuo Y-F, Freeman J, Goodwin JS. Continuity of outpatient and inpatient care by primary care physicians for hospitalized older patients. JAMA 2009;301(16):1-10
  4. Sharma G, Kuo Y-F, Zhang D, Freeman J, Goodwin JS. Comanagement of hospitalized surgical patients by medicine physicians in the United States. Arch Intern Med. 2010;170(4):363-368
  5. Sharma G, Kuo Y-F, Zhang D, Freeman J, Goodwin JS. Outpatient follow-up visit and 30-day risk of emergency room visit and readmission in patients hospitalized for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Arch Intern Med. 2010;170(18):1664-1670.

Clinical Interests:

  • Critical Illnesses
  • Sepsis
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Lung Cancer
  • COPD

Patient Care (clinic days, site)

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The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.

Currently available protocols are:
  • CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Order set
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
  • General Medicine Admission
  • Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
  • MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
  • Oral Analgesic Medications
  • Parenteral Opioids
  • Sepsis, Adult ICU
  • 111 - Stroke Alert
  • 112 - Stroke Activation
  • 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
  • 3000000001 -  Stroke Critical care without tPA
  • 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
  • 3004002 - Stroke Discharge

All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.

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