Dr. Sharma earned his undergraduate degree at Drexel University in Philadelphia, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in biological sciences. He remained in Philadelphia and received his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and then returned to Drexel University to complete his fellowship in gastroenterology. Following his training, he returned to his hometown of Pittsburgh to practice as an assistant clinical professor with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) prior to joining the Division of Digestive Diseases at UCLA.
Dr. Sharma is board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine, and takes special clinical interest in GI bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and quality in colorectal cancer screening. He is enthusiastic about medical education and mentoring, and enjoys working with trainees at all levels. He is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.