Surgery Grand Rounds, Mahesh Sharma, MD, “The Road to the Sweet 16: Building a World-Class Congenital Heart Center”

When May 08, 2019
from 07:15 AM to 08:15 AM
Where 4008 Old Clinic Auditorium
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-966-3005
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SharmaDr. Sharma currently serves as Chief of Congenital Cardiac Surgery and Co-Director of the North Carolina Children's Heart Center as well as Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine. 

Dr. Sharma graduated with Honors from The University of Texas at Austin and received his medical doctorate from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. His postdoctoral education includes completion of a surgical internship at Baylor College of Medicine and general surgery residency at Tufts University School of Medicine. He then pursued cardiothoracic surgical training at The University of Pittsburgh and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He subsequently completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and cardiopulmonary transplantation at the Great Ormond Hospital for Children in London, England, one of Europe's leading congenital heart centers. He initially joined the faculty of UT Southwestern, and then subsequently moved to the University of Pittsburgh in 2014 where he served as the Director of Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support & Artificial Heart Technology.  Dr. Sharma joined the UNC faculty in June 2018. 

Dr. Sharma is the author of over 80 peer-review abstracts, journal articles, and book chapters. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and member of numerous professional societies. He has been named as one of the nation's top doctors by U.S. News in partnership with Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.  His clinical interests are in complex neonatal and infant congenital heart defect repair and pediatric heart failure. His research focuses on clinical outcomes in congenital cardiac surgery and mechanical circulatory support of the failing heart. In addition, he is involved in humanitarian efforts to provide congenital cardiac surgical care for children in under served areas.

Specialties: Neonatal & Infant Heart Surgery, Adult Congenital Heart Surgery, Mechanical Circulatory Support/Ventricular Assist Device, Heart Transplantation

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