Sunil K Sharma, MD

Sunil K Sharma, MD
Sunil K Sharma, MD

Post Graduate Training

Current Position

Medical Director
New Life Surgical Associates

08/09 – 09/2014

Medical Director
UF Weight Loss Surgery Institute
Department of Surgery
University of Florida, College of Medicine
Jacksonville, FL 32207

08/06 – 08/09

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Medical Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Braddock Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15241

07/04 – 07/06

Director, Division of Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery
Department of Surgery
Apollo Hospital, AB Road Indore – 452008 India
G K Max Hospital, Indore – India

07/03 – 06/04

Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery &
Fellow, Minimal Invasive Surgery/Bariatric Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

07/03 – 06/03

Fellow, Renal Transplant Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

07/01 – 06/02

Chief Resident, General Surgery
Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, New Jersey

09/98 – 06/01

Resident, General Surgery
Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, New Jersey

07/97 – 06/98

Clinical Fellow, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark New Jersey

07/94 – 06/97

Resident General Surgery
Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch New Jersey

07/93 – 10/93

Clinical Observer, General Surgery
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

12/91 – 12/92

Chief Resident, General Surgery
M.Y. Hospital, University of Indore, India

12/88 – 12/91

Resident, General Surgery
M.Y. Hospital, University of Indore, India

Education

07/82 – 07/83

Pre Medical College
Holkar Science College, Indore, India

07/83 – 09/88

Medical College
Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore, India

Honors & Awards

Honors in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in Pre Medical College (1983)

Indian Medical Association Gold Medal for standing first in Surgery, Orthopedics and Otolaryngology (1988)

Indore University Gold Medal for standing first in Surgery, Orthopedics and Otolaryngology (1988)

M.G.M. Medical College Gold Medal for standing first in Surgery, Orthopedics and Otolaryngology (1988)

Honors in Anatomy, Physiology, Forensic Medicine, Community Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedics and Otolaryngology (1983-1988)

Awarded MS (Master in Surgery) by University of Indore (1992)

Ranbaxy International Scholarship for visiting Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York (1993)

American College of Surgeons, Residents Award for Best Clinical Research, 48th Annual Clinical Meeting, (New Jersey Chapter) Atlantic City (1999)

E.M. Cosgrove Resident Research Competition, Best Surgical Paper at Monmouth Medical Center, New Jersey (June 2000)

E.M. Cosgrove Resident Research Competition, First Prize for Poster Presentation at Monmouth Medical Center, New Jersey (June 2001)

Highest In-Training Score Award – For the surgical resident who attains the highest score in the American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination (June 2001)

Highest In-Training Score Award – For the surgical resident who attains the highest score in the American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination (June 2002)

SLS Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award – Nominated to SLS for 2001 – 2002

The Sills Award – To the surgical resident who has distinguished himself or herself as a teacher to the fellow resident and students (June 2001)

John C. Borden Memorial Award – To the resident who has demonstrated proficiency and outstanding service in the field of General Surgery (June 2002)

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

Diplomate, American Board of Surgery
Indian Board of Surgery (MS)

FELLOWSHIPS

Thoracic Surgery (Beth Israel Medical Center, New Jersey), 1997-1998
Transplant Surgery (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh), 2002-2003
Laparoscopic/Bariatric Surgery (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh), 2003-2004

Certification & Licensure

BLS, ACLS

Florida State Medical License

Professional Membership

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons SAGES (Full Member)

American Society of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery ASMBS (Full Member)

American College of Surgeons ACS (Fellow Member)

American Medical Association AMA (Full Member)

Obesity Surgery Society of India OSSI (Full Member)

Asia Pacific Bariatric Surgery Society APBSS (Full Member)

Duval County Medical Society

WORKSHOPS & SYMPOSIUMS

Member of organizing team to conduct following National Workshops & International Conference

  • Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Course – Pittsburgh, August 2003
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery – Advance course for surgeons Pittsburgh, – November 2003
  • Bariatric Surgery Research Mini-Symposium Pittsburgh, – January 2004
  • Minimal Invasive Surgery Symposium, Whistler, British Columbia – Feb 19-21, 2004
  • Laparoscopic & Inguinal Hernia Repair Workshop Pittsburgh, – March 2004
  • Symposium- Surgical treatment for Obesity, International College of Surgeons Meet, New Delhi Sept 2004
  • Performed First live gastric bypass surgery in India, Indian Medical Association (IMA) Bariatric surgery conference, Indore, Nov 2004
  • Faculty, Association for Advancing Research in Obesity (AARO) Delivered guest lecture, moderated symposium and performed live gastric bypass surgery, Mumbai, Feb 2005.
  • Invited Faculty, Asia Pacific Bariatric surgery society international conference. Taiwan Feb 2005
  • Appointed faculty by Ethicon Endosurgery to proctor advance laparoscopic skills for bariatric surgery to laparoscopic surgeons. July 2005
  • Faculty, Indian College of Surgeons, National Conference. Performed live laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery – Jaipur, Dec 2005
  • Faculty for International Symposium on Current Issues in Diabetes, conducted by Diabetes Research Foundation, Karolinska Institute, Sweden. Jan 2006
  • Faculty, Asia Pacific Obesity Conclave. Delivered guest lecture, moderated symposium and performed live surgery. New Delhi, March 2006
  • Faculty for obesity surgical society of India. Delivered guest lecture on surgical cure of diabetes and performed live laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, Ahemedabad India June 2007
  • Invited faculty, BEST Golden Jubilee Conference for minimal invasive surgery for giving key note address – Development of bariatric surgery in India Oct 2007 and to perform live laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery

GUEST LECTURES AND SURGICAL PROCTORSHIP

  • Delivered more than 30 guest lectures in various National and International Meets on Advance Laparoscopic Surgery and Bariatric Surgery during last 4 years.
  • Proctored 150 laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery in nine prestigious institutes, to prominent laparoscopic surgeons.

PRESENTATIONS

  • Role of Thoracoscopy in HIV positive patients. – A Kaul, S Sharma, F Fotohi, M Hussain. Abstract presented in 84th Annual Clinical Congress, Oct 98 Orlando, Florida
  • Transluminal Biopsy of Primary Cardiac Tumor. S Sharma, F Fotohi, A Nagi, R Karanam. Abstract presented in 85th Annual Clinical Congress, Oct 99 San Francisco, CA
  • Should Hepatic Veins be Ligated Prior to Parenchymal Transection in Hepatic Resection. S Sharma, S Potdar, P Banerjee, K Sharma. Abstract presented in 85th Annual Clinical Congress, Oct 99 San Francisco, CA
  • Surgical Anatomy of Hepatic Veins. S Sharma, S Potdar, P Banerjee, K Sharma, Abstract presented in 85th Annual Clinical Congress, Oct 99 San Francisco, CA
  • Occult Cystic Hygroma in Adults. S Sharma, F Fotohi, S Nagi, J Chubak, R Karanam. Abstract presented in 85th Annual Clinical Congress, Oct 99 San Francisco, CA.
  • Aneurysms of Internal Mammary Arteries. S Sharma, M Gardner, J Chubak, C Sills. Abstract presented in 85th Annual Clinical Congress, Oct 99 San Francisco, CA.
  • Safer Approach for Hepatic Resection. Sunil Sharma. Presented at American College of Surgeons, New Jersey Chapter, Atlantic city- Dec 99. Awarded first prize for Best Clinical Research for the Year.
  • Diagnostic Accuracy of Breast FNA Using Cytic Thin Prep Technology. Sunil Sharma, Jenny Walldorf, Patrik Ringer, Donald Brief. Presented at New Jersey Oncology Society Annual Meeting, – Feb 2000
  • Results of Total Pancreatectomy for Adenocarcinoma of Pancreas. H Karpoff, S Sharma, K Conlon, M Brenan ( Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center). Presented at Surgical Society of Oncology, New Orleans – Feb 2000
  • Safer Approach for Hepatic Resection. S Sharma Presented at E M Cosgrove Resident Research Competition and awarded Best Surgical Research Paper for year 1999-2000 for Housestaff Research competition, June 2000
  • New method of Dressing for Sacral Decubitus Ulcer. J Chubak, S Sharma Contemporary Surgery, June 2000
  • Atraumatic Delivery of Bowel through Abdominal wall during creation of difficult stoma. S Sharma, M Goldfarb. Abstract Presented at 86th Annual Clinical Congress Oct 2000 Chicago
  • Kommerrells Diverticulum – A Diagnostic Dillemma. Sunil Sharma, Smita Sharma, Thomas Kelly, Steven Hertz. Abstract Presented at 86th Annual Clinical Congress Oct 2000 Chicago.
  • Diagnostic Accuracy of Breast FNA using cytyc thin prep technology. S Sharma, J Waldorf, V Casas, P Ringer, D Brief. Abstract presented at 86th Annual Clinical Congress Oct 2000 Chicago.
  • Role of ERCP in Managing Gall Stones. S Sharma, M Goldfarb. Abstract presented at 86th Annual Clinical Congress Oct 2000 Chicago.
  • Use of Illuminated Ureteric Stents in Laparoscopic Colon Resection”. S Sharma, A Larson, V Boyd, M Arvanitis, F Borao. Abstract presented for presentation in 87th Annual Clinical Congress Oct 2001, New Orleans.
  • Incisionless Repair of Gastroschisis. R Singh, S Sharma, D Hechtman, S Saad. Abstract presented for presentation in 87th Annual Clinical Congress Oct 2001, New Orleans.
  • Two Port Technique: A New Approach for Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair. S Sharma, G Fedorsic, F Borao. Abstract presented for presentation in 87th Annual Clinical Congress Oct 2001, New Orleans.
  • Comparison of Early Graft Function and Complications of Pancreas Transplant Recipients in HTK solution and University of Wisconsin Solution. S Potdar, S Sharma et al. Oral Presentation in 9th World Congress in International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association in Dublin – July 2003.
  • Successful Reversal of Refractory Acute Rejection With Campath in Pancreas Transplantation Recipients. S Potdar, S Sharma et al . Oral Presentation in 9th World Congress in International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association in Dublin – July 2003.
  • Percutaneous Ultrasound Guided Pancreas Allograft Biopsy – Single Center Experience. S Potdar, S Sharma et al . Oral Presentation in 9th World Congress in International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association in Dublin – July 2003.
  • Minimal Invasive Approach for Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair. S Sharma, F Borao. Abstract presentation at SAGES Annual Scientific Session Denver CO – March 2004
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy as an Initial Weight Loss Procedure for High Risk Patients with Morbid Obesity. D Cottam, S Sharma, P Schauer et al. SAGES Annual Scientific Session Denver CO – March 2004.
  • The Effectiveness of Mini Fellowship in Achieving Competency with Laparoscopic Bariatric surgery. S Holover, S Sharma. P Schauer. Poster presentation at SAGES Annual Scientific Session Denver CO – March 2004. Awarded “ Poster of Distinction
  • Surgical Outcome After Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair with Small Intestine Submucosal (SIS) Mesh. O Danner, G Eid, S Sharma, P Schauer et al. Poster presentation at Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract . Washington DC – May 2004.
  • Prophylaxis Against Cytomegalovrus ( CMV ) Using Gancyclovir or Valgancyclovir in Kidney or Kidney Pancreas Transplant Under Antobody Preconditioning” A Basu, S Sharma, R Shapiro, et al Poster presentation at American Society for Transplant Surgery – Boston – June 2004
  • Acute Renal Failure (ARF) after Laparoscopic Roux-En–Y Gastric Bypass. S Sharma, D Cottam, P Schauer et al. Oral presentation at Plenary session in American Society of Bariatric Surgeons – San Diego – June 2004.
  • The Effects of Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass on Quality of Life in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus. Poster presentation in American Society of Bariatric Surgeons – San Diego – June 2004.
  • Early Results of Clinical Trial Comparing Gastric Imbrication with Sleeve Gastrectomy. International Federation for the Surgery for Obesity (IFSO) XVI World Congress, Hamburg, Germany, September 2011.
  • Understanding Bariatric Surgery. 7th Annual Coding on the River Conference of the AAPC Chapter, Jacksonville, Florida, October 2011.
  • Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. Jacksonville Indian Medical Association, Annual Function, November 2011.
  • Technique for Single Incision Gastric Bypass. Metabolic Surgery Consensus Meet. Invited International Faculty, Bengaluru, India, February 2012.
  • Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass. IAGES, Ahemadabad, India, February 2012.
  • Laparoscopic Total Colectomy with Transvaginal Removal of Colon and Ileo-rectal Anastomosis. (Abstract ID 37992 – 8min video presentation), 2012 Annual Meeting of SAGES, San Diego, California, March 2012.
  • Laparoscopic Single Incision Gastric Bypass with Extracorporeal Anastomosis. (Abstract ID 612 – 8min video presentation), 2012 Annual Meeting of SAGES, San Diego, California, March 2012.
  • New Approach in Managing Ventral Hernia in Morbidity Obese Patients. (Abstract ID 724 – 8min video presentation), 2012 Annual Meeting of SAGES, San Diego, California, March 2012.
  • Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy Complicated by Renal Injury. (Abstract ID 33019 – 8min video presentation), 2012 Annual Meeting of SAGES, San Diego, California, March 2012.
  • Single Incision Bariatric Surgery. Faculty Member for Postgraduate Course at the American Society of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery (ASMBS), San Diego, June 2012.
  • Laparoscopic Single Incision Gastric Bypass Using Extracorporeal Anastomosis. 20th International Congress on EAES, Brussels, Belgium, 2012.
  • Flexible Endoscopy: Diagnostic & Therapeutic for Bariatric Surgeons. Faculty Member for Postgraduate Course at the American Society of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery (ASMBS), San Diego, June 2012.
  • Benefits and Risks of Bariatric Surgery. Go to Red Luncheon Sponsored by the American Heart Association, Jacksonville, Florida, May 18, 2012.
  • Current Status of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery. Grand Rounds at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida, January 23, 2013.
  • Combating Childhood Obesity. Presented at the Delta Sigma Theta Society Power of Prevention 2013. Jacksonville, Florida, March 9, 2013.
  • Concomitant Weight Loss Surgery and Definitive Hernia Repair. S. Sharma, A. Breshour. Presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of SAGES, Baltimore, Maryland, April 2013.

PUBLICATIONS:

Value of adenosine aminase in the diagnosis of Abdominal Tuberculosis. B Chaterjee, S Sharma, P Sarkar. Calcutta Medical Journal Vol 90 No 7&8 Aug 1993., ISSIV : 0003 – 0667, Reg. No 2560/57.

New Method of Dressing for Sacral Decubitus Ulcer. J Chubak, S Sharma Contemporary Surgery, June 2000.

Role of ERCP in Managing Gall Stones. S Sharma, A Larson, M Goldfarb. Published online in Surgical Endoscopy on March 7th and published in Journal Surgical Endoscopy Vol 6 – 2003.

Comparison of Early Graft Function and Complications of Pancreas Transplant Recipients in HTK Solution and University of Wisconsin Solution. S Potdar, S Sharma et al. Transplant Surgery S 2003.

Successful Reversal of Refractory Acute Rejection With Campath in Pancreas Transplantation Recipients. S Potdar, S Sharma et al . Transplant Surgery S 2003.

Percutaneous Ultrasound Guided Pancreas Allograft Biopsy – Single Center Experience. S Potdar, S Sharma et al Transplant Surgery S 2003.

Prophylaxis Against Cytomegalovrus ( CMV )Using Gancyclovir or Valgancyclovir in Kidney or Kidney Pancreas Transplant Under Antobody Preconditioning. A Basu, S Sharma, R Shapiro et al Transplant Surgery S – 2004

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy as an Initial Weight-loss Procedure for High-Risk Patients with Morbid Obesity. Cottam, Sharma, Schauer et al. Surg Endosc. 2006 20(6):859-63

Acute Changes in Renal Function After Laparoscopic Gastric Surgery for Morbid Obesity. Sharma SK, McCauley J, Cottam , Schauer P. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2006 2(3):389-92.

Surgical Outcome After Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair with Small Intestine Submucosal (SIS) Mesh. O Danner, G Eid, S Sharma, P Schauer et al. Poster presentation at Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract . Washington DC – May 2004.

Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy with Transvaginal Colon Extraction Utilizing a Laparoscopic Posterior Colpotomy. Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, September 2011.

BOOKS AND CHAPTERS:

  • Surgical Anatomy of Hepatic Veins in Hepatic Resection – Sunil Sharma, Thesis publication by University of Indore
  • Understanding Weight Loss Surgery – Sunil Sharma – J P Publications
  • Gastric Bypass –Sunil Sharma, Daniel Cottam – Encyclopedia of Obesity
  • Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding -Sunil Sharma, Daniel Cottam – Encyclopedia of Obesity
  • Laparoscopic Patch for Perforated Ulcer in Master Techniques. In General Surgery: Esophagus and Stomach.
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery. In General Surgery: Esophagus and Stomach.
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