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

Scar-mediated inhibition and CSPG receptors in the CNS.
Sharma K, Selzer ME, Li S Exp. Neurol. 2012 Oct 237 2 370-8
Association of exclusive smokeless tobacco consumption with hypertension in an adult male rural population of India.
Pandey A, Patni N, Sarangi S, Singh M, Sharma K, Vellimana AK, Patra S Tob Induc Dis 2009 5 15
Perirhinal cortex lesions delay ejaculation in rats.
Sharma K, Gulia KK, Kumar VM, Mallick HN Behav. Brain Res. 2008 May 189 1 212-5


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)