Biography

Dr. Sharma joins the Division of Surgical Oncology from the University of Chicago Medical Center where he served as a fellow in surgical oncology. He earned his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed a general surgery residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. His research interests include cancer metastasis and tumor immunology. Dr. Sharma specializes in the treatment of melanoma and soft tissue sarcomas.

Education

Medical School
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (1999)
Residency
Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2006), General Surgery
Fellowship
University of Chicago (2009), Surgical Oncology
Graduate School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2013)

Research Interest

  • Cancer Metastasis
  • Melanoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Tumor Immunology

Publications

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Therapeutic effects of ablative radiation on local tumor require CD8+ T cells: Changing strategies for cancer treatment
Lee, Y, Auh, SL, Wang, Y, Burnette, B, Wang, Y, Meng, Y, Beckett, M, Sharma, R, Chin, R, Tu, T, Weichselbaum, RR, and Fu, Y-X Blood 2009 114(3) 589-595
Preemptive surgery for premalignant foregut lesions
Sharma, RR, London, MJ, Magenta, LL, Posner, MC, and Roggin, KK J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2009 13 1874-1887
Angiogenesis inhibition: the next frontier in multimodal therapy for glioblastoma multiforme
Sharma, RR and Weichselbaum, RR Nat. Clin. Pract. Oncol. 2007 4(8) 454-455

Honors & Awards

  • Golden Apple Award
    Best Resident Teacher, Department of Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Alber Einstein College of Medicine (2006)
  • Outstanding Resident Teacher Award
    Outstanding Resident Teacher, Department of Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Alber Einstein College of Medicine (2005)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Association of Academic Surgeons
  • Society for Melanoma Research
  • Society of Surgical Oncology