Assistant ProfessorDivision Director, ad interimMedical Director of Adult Allergy and Immunology ClinicsDivision: Allergy & ImmunologyDepartment: Internal Medicine
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Dr. Sharma completed his medical school training in India and came to the United States in 1995, to an externship at UTMB which allowed him to complete his medical degree. Dr. Sharma completed his residency in internal medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan and stayed an additional year as a chief resident. After residency, he completed his fellowship training at Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT. Dr. Sharma joined UTMB in 2004 in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care as an assistant professor. He has served as Medical Director of MICU/CCU and TDC-ICU, and Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program. Currently, he is the Vice President, Chief Medical & Innovation Officer, Sealy and Smith Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine, Professor and Director of the Division of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Sharma's research interest includes quality, outcomes, and health services. He has received a K-08 career development award from the NIH and serves as co-investigator on PCORI and NIH grants. Dr. Sharma has also received grants from the UT System on integrating Health IT and systems engineering to improve the care of patients with COPD. Over the past several years, work on these projects has led to the first COPD-Center of Excellence in Texas from The Joint Commission. Nationally, he is involved with the COPD Foundation® in its newly launched PRAXIS®, a platform to share best practices to improve care of patients with COPD across the care continuum. His work is published in leading journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of American Medical Association and JAMA Internal Medicine (formerly Archives of Internal Medicine).
Dayanand Medical College - India, MD, 1996
Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital - Detroit, MI, 1998
Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital - Detroit, MI, 2001
Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care, Yale - New Haven Hospital - New Haven, CT, 2004
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease