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Sanjiv Sharma, MD

About Sanjiv

Dr. Sanjiv Sharma completed his Internal Medicine Residency from Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard and Boston University School of Medicine in Boston after graduation and post-graduation from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi. He completed Cardiology Fellowship from UCLA/West Los Angeles VA and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. Dr. Sharma is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology. He joined the elite group of his peers from Cedars at Central Cardiology in 2000.

Besides being exceptionally trained, he is experienced in interventional cardiology, practicing coronary and peripheral interventions including carotid stenting and aortic aneurysm endovascular stent graft repair. Dr. Sharma has been a pioneer researcher, conducting many research trials and proposing many original ideas and inventions. He has presented his work in conferences, published widely in top journals and has authored numerous book chapters. He serves on the editorial board and reviews many journals as well as holds patents in the field of Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. From his clinical research and publications, Dr. Sharma has been successful in implementing treatment strategies and improving patient care. He has been listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America, Science and Engineering World.

Dr. Sharma has a passion for travel-from hiking in the Sequoias to chasing Northern lights in Alaska . Dr. Sharma brings academic and research expertise to Central Cardiology Medical Center.

Current Status:

  • Cardiologist, Central Cardiology Medical Clinic, 2000-present
Affiliations Clinical Instructor in Medicine, David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine, Director of Research & Education, Chairman, Health Education and CME Committee, Fellow, Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, 2003, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), 2002, Member, American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention, 2002, Member, American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology, 2000, Member, American Medical Association, 2000, Member, California Medical Association, 2000, Member, Kern County Medical Society, 2000, Affiliate Member, Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, 2000, Associate Fellow-in-Training, American College of Cardiology, 1996, Member, American Academy for Advancement of Science (by invitation), 1994, Member, The Massachusetts Medical Society,1994
Awards
  • First Position in University in Premedical Examination of Punjabi University, 1983. Awarded University Gold Medal by Punjabi Uni

  • Nalagarh Gold Medal for best aggregrate in Mathametics and Science in the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education

  • First position in entrance examination to Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, 1982

  • Merit Prizes in Classes IV, V, VI, VII, VIII and IX for Excellence in Academics

  • Merit Prize for first position in English, Physics and Chemistry in Premedical class, 1982

  • First Prize in Pharmacology

  • First Prize in Gynecology and Obstetrics. Second position in aggregate in Final Professional MBBS

  • Merit Prize for first position in English in PreUniversity class, 1981

Education
  • Board Certification
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine 1996
  • Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease 1999
  • Board Certified in Interventional Cardiology 2000
  • Fellowship
  • Interventional Cardiology Cedars Sinai Medical Center
    Los Angeles, CA
    2000
  • Cardiology West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine
    Los Angeles, CA
    1999
  • Medical School
  • MBBS All India Institute of Medical Sciences
    New Delhi, India1988
  • Residency
  • Department of Medicine, Combined Residency Program Boston University School of Medicine
    Boston, MA
    1996
  • Department of Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    Boston, MA
    1994
  • Department of Medicine All India Institute of Medical Sciences
    1993
  • Department of Medicine All India Institute of Medical Sciences
    New Delhi, India
Medical Interests Publications
  • Sharma S, Bhambi B. Successful treatment of hypotension associated with stunned myocardium with oral midodrine therapy. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 2005;10: 77-9.
  • Sharma S, Makkar RR, Bhambi B, Nyitray W, Desai K, Ishimori T. Intragraft administration of abciximab and verapamil combined with direct stenting prevents slow-flow and no-reflow phenomena in saphenous vein graft percutaneous coronary interventions. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2005; 65 B:119.B 43 (abstract).
  • Sharma S, Bhambi B. Vertebral artery stenting utilizing distal embolic protection withy Filter Wire and a drug eluting Taxus stent. (submitted)
  • Sharma S, Makkar RR,Lardizabal J. Intracoronary administration of abciximab (ReoPro) during percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI)-should this be the routine and preferred approach? (submitted)
  • Sharma S, Lardizabal J, Nyitray W, Florence M, File C, Roland M. Mitral Regurgitation Is A Prevalent Phenomenon In Patients With "lone" Atrial Afibrillation And May Be A Risk Factor For Causing "lone" Atrial Fibrillation. (submitted).
  • Sharma S, Nyitray W, Bhambi B.Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibition in percutaneous coronary interventions. JAMA. 2003; 290:1451.
  • Sharma S, Bhambi B, Nyitray W, Desai K, Davis D, Sharma G, Shukla P, File C, Ishimori T. Bivalirudin (Angiomax) use during intracoronary brachytherapy may predispose to acute closure. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther 2003; 8:9-15.
  • Sharma S, Forrester J, Makkar RM. The SOS study comparing coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) with stenting. Lancet 2003; 361:614-5.
  • Sharma S, Bhambi B, Nyitray W. Sirolimus-eluting coronary stents. N Engl J Med 2002; 347: 1285.
  • Sharma S, Nyitray W, Bhambi B. Brachytherapy and saphenous vein grafts. N Engl J Med 2002; 347: 692.
  • Sharma S, Bhambi B, Ishimori T. A better control for ICD patients? Eur Heart J 2002; 23:1972.
  • Sharma S, Bhambi B, Nyitray W, Desai K, Sharma G, Shukla P, Antonescu A, Denny E, Richardson K, Sadberry R, Ishimori T. Intragraft administration of abciximab and verapamil combined with direct stenting prevents slow-flow during saphenous vein graft percutaneous coronary interventions. Am J Cardiol 2002; 154 H.
  • Sharma S, Bhambi B, Nyitray W, Sharma G, Shambaugh S, Antonescu A, Shukla P, Denny E. Delayed profound thrombocytopenia presenting 7 days after use of abciximab (ReoPro). J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther 2002; 7(1):21-24.
  • Sharma S, Makkar RM. Percutaneous Intervention on the LIMA -tackling the tortuosity. J Invasive Cardiol. 2003;15:359-62.