Kartavya Sharm, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and the Department of Neurological Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. 

After attending medical school at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, he completed  residency in neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, followed by fellowship training in neurocritical care at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr.Sharma is certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and in neurocritical care by the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties. Prior to his joining the UT Southwestern faculty in 2020, he served as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Neuroimaging and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Neurology, Neurocritical Care Society and the American Society of Neuroimaging.

Dr. Sharma has published several clinical and basic science papers along with two book chapters on mechanisms and predictors of recovery after severe neurological injury. Additional he has served as site-investigator for multiple industry-sponsored clinical trials in stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracerebral hemorrhage. His research interest is prognotication of outcome after severe brain injury. He is currently conducting research into imaging, electrophysiological and biomaker predictors of outcome after anoxic brain injury and traumatic brain injury.


Medical School
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India (2008)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2014), Neurology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2016), Neurocritical Care

Research Interest

  • Anoxic brain injury
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Ischemic stroke
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Status epilepticus
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Traumatic brain injury


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Post-operative HSV-2 Encephalitis Following Temporal Lobe Resection for Glioblastoma Multiforme (P4. 9-039)
Prompan Mingbunjerdsuk, Kartavya Sharma, Kathrin Husmann, Sherri A. Braksick Neurology 2019 92 (15 Supplement)
Abstract TP549: Lymphocyte Count Predicts Poor Clinical Outcome in Patients With Vasospasm Following Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Weston Gordon , Brenton Massey , Kartavya Sharma , Michael Abraham Stroke 2019 50 (Suppl 1) ATP549
Hemoglobin concentration does not impact 3-month outcome following acute ischemic stroke.
Sharma K, Johnson DJ, Johnson B, Frank SM, Stevens RD, BMC Neurol 2018 Jun 18 1 78
Determinants of prognosis in neurocatastrophes.
Sharma K, Stevens RD Handb Clin Neurol 2017 140 379-395
Predictive Modeling in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.
Stevens RD, Sharma K Crit. Care Med. 2016 Aug 44 8 1613-4
Delayed onset paraparesis complicating epidural steroid injection with underlying spinal dural arteriovenous fistula.
Sharma K, Sharma VD Pain Manag 2016 Jul
Astrogliosis and Axonal Regeneration
Kartavya Sharma, Shuxin Li Neural Regeneration, 1st ed 2015 181-196
The effect of systemic PTEN antagonist peptides on axon growth and functional recovery after spinal cord injury.
Ohtake Y, Park D, Abdul-Muneer PM, Li H, Xu B, Sharma K, Smith GM, Selzer ME, Li S Biomaterials 2014 May 35 16 4610-26
Positive Deviance For Improvement Of Efficiency And Resident Satisfaction In Neurology Continuity Clinic (P1.310)
Julio Rojas -Martinez, Kartavya Sharma, Steven Vernino, Pravin Khemani Neurology 2014 82 (10 Supplement) P1.310
Quality of life and psychiatric co-morbidity in Indian migraine patients: a headache clinic sample.
Sharma K, Remanan R, Singh S Neurol India 2013 Jul-Aug 61 4 355-9


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Astrogliosis and Axonal Regeneration. In Neural Regneration, 1st ed.

Kartavya Sharma, Shuxin Li (2015). Academic Press

Determinants of Prognosis in Neurocatastrophes. In Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Vol 140

Kartavya Sharma, Robert Stevens (2017). Elsevier

Honors & Awards

  • Teva Neuroscience Award, 1st prize
    For demonstration of superior neurological knowledge as a resident (2012)
  • D.C.Bhutani Medal
    Best medial student in Ophthalmology (2008)
  • KVPY research fellowship
    Scholarship award for promising research by a medical student (2004-2006)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Neuroimaging (2017)
  • Neurocritical Care Society (2014)
  • American Academy of Neurology (2010)