Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

344 Patient Ratings
128 Patient Comments

Howard T. Sharp, M.D.

Chief, Division of General Obstetrics & Gynecology

Vice-Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-2995 Madsen Health Center
555 Foothill Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Map
(801) 213-2995 University Hospital
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Clinic 4
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Howard T. Sharp, M.D. is an obstetrician and gynecologist at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Dr. Sharp provides women's health and has a special interest is in the treatment of chronic pelvic pain, and is the head of the Pelvic Pain Clinic located in the Women’s Pelvic Care Center at UUHSC. His other clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery (advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery), uterine fibroids, endometrial ablation, colposcopy, as well as general obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Sharp is a 1990 graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans Louisiana. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1994. After serving a fellowship in Pelvic Surgery with the Greater Baltimore Medical Center for one year, he returned to the University of Utah in 1995, where he is currently the Division Chief of General Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs. Dr. Sharp provided gynecologic care for athletes at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. He is a nationally recognized expert on pelvic pain and surgical complications and has been recognized on the Best Doctors in America list by Best Doctors Inc since 2002. He served as President of the International Pelvic Pain Society, and Chair of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Committees on Practice Bulletins and Clinical Document Review. Dr. Sharp’s personal interests include mountain biking. His Patient Health Care tip is: exercise and sleep more, eat and worry less.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Professor
Academic Divisions General OB/GYN

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending doctor
4.8
My confidence in doctor
4.8
Time doctor spent with me
4.7
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.8
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.8
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.3
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy
4.9

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

February 18, 2014

Dr. Sharp is the best doctor ever! i have been seeing him since i had a health problem 17 years ago, and he is incredible, the best.

February 17, 2014

it's always a good experience in Dr. Sharp's office.

February 10, 2014

it was my first time meeting dr sharp and his NP Kathleen, I was very impressed with both of them

February 08, 2014

Dr. Sharp is an excellent doctor and I have great confidence in his care and wisdom.

February 06, 2014

Dr. Sharp always takes the time to explain things even when there are so many other things going on around him.

February 03, 2014

Dr. Sharp is a great physician and patient advocate. He really cares about his patients and their well-being. I know I'm always going to get exceptional care in my appointments.

January 30, 2014

dr sharp knows his stuff. he explained my options and what he thinks is best. he covered the side effects and left me assured that I'm doing the correct steps to fix my issues.

January 27, 2014

Good team effort!!

January 27, 2014

I have always had wonderful experiences with Dr. Sharp and his staff - even when they are extremely busy I have never felt rushed; always felt my time there was important to them.

January 17, 2014

It amazes me how Dr. Sharp and his staff accommodate all of us, deliveries, surgeries, and the expected uncertainty that accompanies this type of practice. I always feel safe and cared for here. They clearly are passionate about what they do.

December 22, 2013

I really appreciated the concern Dr. Sharp had for me and the time he took to listen. It meant a lot to me.

December 14, 2013

Dr. Sharp truly cares about his patients, this is evidence by is calm demeanor and extensive knowledge on the subject matter. He delivered my son 15 years ago and I will never go to another doctor again!

December 13, 2013

Dr. Sharp is always AMAZING. He's so sweet and patient and really listens and takes time to answer questions. He's the bomb.com!

December 08, 2013

great experience

December 05, 2013

Dr. Sharp has been wonderful throughout the entire process. I am so glad to be his patient.

November 25, 2013

I would like to know what to expect and estimated time (months or years) I will be taking Gabapentin and how often the doses will be increased and little more about what is causing my pain.

November 12, 2013

Very caring and spent time talking with me. It makes an impact.

November 04, 2013

I felt like I discussed a lot of issues that were concerning me. The provider listened well, but she indicated she felt I was doing good enough to take care of the issues on my own, and that nothing further needed to be tested, checked, followed-up with regarding these concerns of mine.

October 21, 2013

Dr. Sharp is one of the best healthcare providers I have ever had. Not only is he cautious and smart in his approach towards treatment, but he truly cares about his patients.

October 21, 2013

Dr. Sharp is wonderful. He is friendly and I never feel rushed.

October 21, 2013

Everyone is always so great and friendly!

October 16, 2013

Dr. Sharp is wonderful. He takes his time with you and makes sure that you are taken care of and comfortable with your your decisions. He answers any questions and you can tell he cares about his patients.

October 07, 2013

I have seen a number of OBGYNs over the years, including some specialists, and my experience was easily the best that I have had. He was on time, spent more time than I expected answering questions and going through options, and was as thorough in the "worst case" scenario as he was with the best case. I left feeling very confident with my upcoming surgery and I am glad I waited until I could get an appointment with him.

October 01, 2013

LOVE Dr Sharp. Would recommend him to anyone, especially with non-standard worries.

September 30, 2013

She was very rushed but tried to focus on me. I could tell she was itching to move on near the end of the appointment while answering questions. But other wise she was great.

September 23, 2013

I love dr. sharps ability to relate to his patients and also his confidence as a clinician. it is so refreshing to ask a question and have him say something like the literature/research has shown that...

September 09, 2013

Professional, knowledgable, thorough answers to my questions, helpful impromptu sketches that aid in explanation of possible surgery, shares professional opinions about treatment options when asked for input, does not seem in a rush, kind. I have confidence in the guidance received from Dr. Sharp and Katie ? (other doc involved).

August 15, 2013

Dr. Sharp is great

August 12, 2013

Dr. Sharp provides excellent care! He is thorough, concerned, answers all my questions, leaves the decisions up to me and just gives me all the options. I would always highly recommend Dr. Sharp!

July 25, 2013

Today was the first time I met with Dr. Sharp. It turned out to be a very different appointment than anybody anticipated due to unforeseen problems. Dr. Sharp was wonderful to work with and I appreciate the care and sensitivity that he showed for me and for my situation.

July 12, 2013

Best of the best, truly. He takes his time explaining and listening. Much appreciated.

July 03, 2013

Dr. Howard Sharp is one of the finest doctors I have ever seen.

July 02, 2013

I had heard good things about Dr. Sharp and was pleasantly surprised to find they were all true.

June 20, 2013

I wish ALL docs were like Dr. Sharp! :)

June 18, 2013

Dr. Sharp is the best! He is knowledgable, but at the same time very kind and focuses on me as a person while I am there. He makes sure I not only understand what he is telling me, but also that I am okay with it. He is one in a million!

June 18, 2013

I was impressed by the amount of time Dr Sharp spent with me. Making certain all of my questions/concerns were addressed.

June 16, 2013

I was very happy to see Dr. Sharp this visit. He is great and discussed the concerns with me that I had regarding my pregnancy. He always takes time to talk with me and makes me feel like I'm the only one he's there to see regardless if he is running late or not

June 10, 2013

Have yet to see prescription Doc said he would get me :(

June 05, 2013

As I mentioned in my other comments, I think this is an amazing office and provider. I have loved both Dr. Sharpe and the NP, Kathleen. We have had numerous life events during my pregnancy that have made life more stressful and I felt supported through all of it. I never had to worry about my care. I am sad to move to a different provider due to an insurance change as Dr. Sharpe and Kathleen have been the best providers I have ever had (and this is my fourth child). Thank you for being excellent medical professionals as well as overall caring individuals!

June 04, 2013

Dr. Sharp listened to everything I had to say! He has been the first doctor I have gone to that has helped me address the issues I am having. He is very thorough!

June 04, 2013

I am particularly fond of Dr. Sharp, he always listens to my concerns and provides full explanations. I feel that he's always there for me, no matter what. I feel that I can tell him anything and he will understand and help me resolve whatever the issue may be. I have enormous confidence in him.

May 29, 2013

Dr. Sharp is great, but the wait times are more than any other physician I've seen at the University.

May 28, 2013

Dr. Sharp is the best of the best. He took the time needed to answer my questions, and didn't make me feel like he was in a hurry to move on to the next patient. I so appreciate his expertise, and his calming personality. Recovery has not been a walk in the park, but he helped me to know that it is all normal and progressing as it should. Wonderful.

May 21, 2013

Dr Sharp is very friendly. He took the time to talk to me and answer any questions.

May 13, 2013

showed great concern for myself and my baby. very knowledgable and friendly. I feel like I am in good and capable hands.

April 23, 2013

I would like to get to know him better in order to have a better opinion. I understand that he is busy, but I would like to feel cared about. I have been experiencing a lot of difficulties with this pregnancy and could use support and help.

April 22, 2013

Incredible care, and really wonderful follow up. Thank you, thank you.

April 15, 2013

He kept forgetting the information we talked about. Dr. Sharp would benefit from more thorough notes in chart to remind him of the plan of care.

April 08, 2013

I so appreciate Dr. Sharp's willingness to take time to talk with me and explain any questions I have. He is kind and considerate and makes difficult things seem less difficult.

April 08, 2013

Very happy with Dr Sharp. i have heard great things about him and he lives up to them..plus more!

March 26, 2013

I realize that my condition is very difficult but I believe there are more options available for treatment that weren't discussed.

February 25, 2013

Doc. Sharp & employee's went out of their way to help me.

February 23, 2013

Dr. Sharp was wonderful, I was feeling very emotional and weepy and he talked me through things and explained everything he was doing and was so gentle.

February 18, 2013

I am so grateful for all of the information that the nurse shared with us. However, our heads were reeling from the speed with which she went through the details and the quantity of information she related to us. We were so grateful and relieved to have the information presented to us in written form at the end of our appoint. I felt very positive after our first visit and have already made positive recommendations to friends about my experience.

February 12, 2013

dr sharp is the best!

February 11, 2013

Dr Sharp got a page for delivery in the middle of our visit,...it was clear he needed to go, but he was very attentive and addressed all of my concerns before leaving the office. I really appreciated this. And I also had 3 young children with me. All providers were very kind and understanding and made me feel at ease when I had to bring them with me.

January 30, 2013

Dr. Sharp was the care provider and couldn't have been any nicer. Thank you!

January 30, 2013

Dr. Sharp is very kind, caring and extremely knowledgeable. He didn't rush thru the appointment, but made sure he answered all my questions and addressed my concerns. He is the perfect example of a medical professional who shows genuine interest and compassion for his patients.

January 21, 2013

I was impressed by the NP's willingness to answer all of our questions, especially when my husband was being difficult.

January 19, 2013

was seen by dr sharp's np, but dr sharp also came in to see me. very much appreicated.

January 14, 2013

Dr. Sharp has been very concerned and helpful during this process.

January 14, 2013

I am 21 weeks and during this visit was extremely sick with the flu. Provider showed great concern and went above and beyond typical ob appointment operations to provide care necessary for illness as well.

January 10, 2013

Dr. Howard Sharp has been so good and patient with us. I am glad we picked him to be our doctor throughout this whole pregnancy.He has taken good care of us. I am definitely keeping him and will be recommending him to others.

January 08, 2013

Dr. Sharp is a fantastic doctor. He is genuine and I would definitely refer friends and family to him.

January 02, 2013

Dr. Sharp is the most skilled/talented and kind/compassionate doctor I have ever seen! There isn't a better doctor out there!

January 02, 2013

Dr Sharp is the best! He's very helpful and caring. I have never had a bad experience with him or complaint. I can tell he knows what he's doing and understands how crazy pregnant women are. The thought of going to the doctor wouldn't be so scary if they all had Dr. Sharp's demeanor.

December 31, 2012

Dr. Sharp is an excellent doctor. He took good care of me while I was inpatient.

December 10, 2012

I am very pleased with Dr. Sharp and feel that it was the right choice to see him.

December 10, 2012

I appreciated the time Dr. Sharp spent with me to answer questions and assist with my procedure. He was extremely thorough. I understand the need to share responsibilities with the PA or NP in your practice, however when I schedule an appointment with the doctor, I expect to see the doctor. I felt uncomfortable having to request that he see me rather than his PA or NP.

December 04, 2012

I first met with a NP and saw Dr. Sharp after. My responses reflect my experience with Dr. Sharp.

December 04, 2012

Dr. Sharp did an amazing job of communicating with me. Even though he must have been running late for his other appointments I never felt rushed and he focused on me and didn't seem distracted. I was very impressed.

November 27, 2012

I truly couldn't be more grateful for Dr. Sharp. His bedside manor, willingness to sit and listen to be talk away all of my concerns and give me great answers, and ability to take all of the fear and worry out of a high risk pregnancy is second to none. I could ask for more, or be more grateful. My husband and I owe him so much. And as far as thank you's go, I don't even know where to start!

November 26, 2012

Dr. Sharp is very knowledgable. He respects me and my body and wants to help me as much as he can. Very impressed.

November 20, 2012

Dr. Sharp is THE best! He is caring, compassionate, knowledgeable, and spends time listening to and explaining all questions and concerns.

November 19, 2012

There is not a better provider than Dr. Sharp.

November 19, 2012

Very pleased with this experience

November 18, 2012

The nurses were very sweet, and the doctors were knowledgeable and confident. Everyone was great, can't say enough good things about you.

November 13, 2012

I have been so impressed with Dr. Sharp and his staff. I have felt that they truly put their patients first. I have recently visited a few friends who have had children at other hospitals, and the contrast between their doctors and what I have seen of Dr. Sharp and his staff so far was striking. I have been extremely pleased and impressed.

November 12, 2012

Dr. Sharp is an amazing physician. I'm so happy he is caring for me during my first pregnancy.

November 05, 2012

Dr. Sharp is amazing. He always makes me feel like he is listening and cares.

November 02, 2012

Such a great bedside manner and very intelligent. He seems up to date on the literature

October 29, 2012

Dr Sharp is excellent about making me feel like my questions and concerns are addressed and answered. I never feel like he is rushing thru the appt. he is an excellent doctor.

October 29, 2012

I couldn't say enough good things about Dr. Sharp. I feel so confident in his care and expertise. Even though this wasn't a positive thing in the end (we learned via US that our baby had no heartbeat) he was empathetic, caring and informative about our options. He is an excellent physician!

October 15, 2012

Dr. Sharp has excellent bedside manner and I truly enjoy going to him.

October 08, 2012

Dr. Sharp is an amazing Doctor and I will definitely recommend him to other friends and family members that get pregnant. I was so nervous when I found out I was pregnant with twins. I wanted to make sure I had a healthy / safe pregnancy and delivery. Dr. Sharp made me feel very comfortable. He is very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. I never felt rushed with him. I had a friend recommend him to me. His office is a 40 minute drive from my home and I was very willing to make that drive because I knew I was in the best care for me and my babies! His staff is also very friendly and seem very attentive and concerned about how I was feeling.

October 05, 2012

Dr. Sharp is an outstanding physician: courteous, kind, knowledgeable and caring.

September 24, 2012

WE TRUST DR SHARP WITH OUR LIVES.

September 24, 2012

Tried and true! I truly feel like I am at the best practice for me and my baby!

September 20, 2012

Dr. Sharp is such an outstanding physician. He has superior bed side manner and he is also very knowledgeable; his ability to use both of this traits at the same time is what sets him apart from other doctors in his field.

September 18, 2012

Dr. Sharp is great. He is very friendly, knowledgeable, and concerned about my health.

September 12, 2012

Dr. Sharp is the best doctor I have ever had, bar none!

September 10, 2012

The care provider was wonderful he was not pushy he listened to our questions and concerned and seemed like he truly cared about my and my babies well being. Very nice man!

August 21, 2012

Loved Dr. Sharp and the others!!

August 17, 2012

Dr. Sharp and Rita Paegle are always very curtious and friendly. They spend ample time answering any and all questions I have.

August 13, 2012

Dr. Sharp has helped me so much and I'm so grateful for his expertise in diagnosing and treating pelvic pain.

August 08, 2012

As always Dr. Sharp was very informative and listened to my needs. It's nice having a Dr. that you're comfortable with to discuss your concerns.

August 08, 2012

Dr sharp is wonderful. He truly cares and you can feel that.

August 06, 2012

I have recommended Dr. Sharp to several people he is a wonderful provider.

August 03, 2012

I had a very positive experience. I felt Dr. Sharp understood my concerns and definitely had my best interests at heart.

July 17, 2012

I have been in and out of doctor offices all my life for one thing or another. I am so comfortable with all the care I have experienced with the staff, nurse' and doctor.

July 03, 2012

I absolutely love Dr. Sharp. I don't think any woman enjoys going to her annual, but he makes you feel so comfortable and explains everything so clear. I had some concerns and he addressed them and helped me to relax.

July 03, 2012

Could not believe his relaxed and professional manner. Took a LOT of time listening and working with us to find answers. Have been dealing with issues for about 22 years. Had diagnoses, prognosis and care plan established at that first visit. The right b

July 02, 2012

I would recommend (and actually already have) Dr. Sharp to anyone!!!!

June 26, 2012

Dr. Sharp is an awesome doctor. He is always very nice and has the answer.

June 16, 2012

Dr Sharp is an impressive physician, despite running behind schedule he took the time to explain my options without being hurried.

June 11, 2012

Dr. Sharp is an excellent doctor. You can search the world over and you will not find a doctor more caring and brilliant than he is.

June 05, 2012

My NP and Dr. were both wonderful! Thank you to Dr. Sharp and NP Erin

May 16, 2012

I was automatically confident in being in his care but after meeting with him, reviewing my history, concerns, options, and our care plan, I completely see why he is held in such high regard and respect.

May 09, 2012

I love Dr. Sharp! He is so great and makes me feel like he really cares about me, a quality that is hard to find in a lot of doctors. I have complete trust and confidence in him when it comes to treatment. I'm grateful he is my doctor!

April 25, 2012

I have received wonderful care from Dr. Sharp!

April 20, 2012

Dr. Sharp and the nurse (wish I remembered her name) were the best I have seen at U clinics.

April 14, 2012

I have the upmost respect for Dr. Sharp. He's very personable, easy to talk to, and is genuine. I never feel rushed when talking to him or bringing up concerns.

April 13, 2012

I love Dr. Sharp and all of the staff in Clinic 4. They always do such a great job while I am in their clinic. Keep up the good work!

April 12, 2012

The dr is friendly and shows that he cares about your overall health

April 06, 2012

Dr. Sharp is an outstanding clinician and has a warm bedside manner. I trust him completely.

March 29, 2012

Dr. Sharp is always attentive, caring, patient and compassionate.

February 18, 2012

Dr. Sharp is an excellent Physician. I trust him as a Surgeon and he has a great bedside manner

February 16, 2012

Loved being able to meet with Rita and Dr. Sharp. I have family members that have seen Dr. Sharp in the past for their pregnancies, everything they said about him is true. He's a really nice guy. Rita is very friendly and helpful. Also it was nice to meet Briar that helps with the Numom2bstudy, she was very informative about everything.

February 03, 2012

I have referred Dr. Sharp multiple times

January 26, 2012

Just turning out like every other dr i have been to and always turn to birth control.

January 26, 2012

I recommend him to my friends

January 18, 2012

As stated earlier, my doctor is fantastic. I am sometimes confused by his nurse and have occasionally needed to talk to somebody else in the office for help with a problem- which is a nice option. I think that lady is gone now though.

January 11, 2012

Dr Sharp worked me into his very busy schedule because my problem was time critical. I know he was in a hurry but he spent enough time to answer all my questions. He's the best I've been to.

January 07, 2012

I had several post-operative questions and not once did I feel like I was inconveniencing the staff or that they were in a hurry. Dr. Sharp took his time and made me feel like my care was important.

January 06, 2012

Dr. Sharp is a wonderful doctor. He has excellent bedside manner.

January 05, 2012

I always appreciate Dr. Sharp and I think he is an excellent doctor. I know there is no way for him to remember each patient he sees but it would be nice if he acted like he remembered my face :)

January 05, 2012

Dr. Sharp is amazing, he has given me and my husband the best news. I am very confident in him and feel that he will help me. He was very thorough and explained everything in a way I and my husband could understand.

January 03, 2012

It's hard to find a physician you trust and feel comfortable with. I felt I was in very good hands.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Obstetrics/Gynecology - Professor
Academic Divisions General OB/GYN

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-2464 School of Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Howard T. Sharp, M.D. is a Tenured Professor in the University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Sharp’s special interest is in the treatment of chronic pelvic pain, and he is the head of the Pelvic Pain Clinic located in the Women’s Pelvic Care Center at UUHSC. His other clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery (advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery), uterine fibroids, endometrial ablation, colposcopy, as well as general obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Sharp received his medical degree from Tulane University in 1990, and completed his internship and residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1994. After serving a fellowship in Pelvic Surgery with the Greater Baltimore Medical Center for one year, he returned to the University of Utah in 1995, where he is currently the Division Chief of General Obstetrics and Gynecology and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs. Dr. Sharp has been the President of the International Pelvic Pain Society, and also the Committee Chair for Practice Bulletins and Clinical Document Review for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Pelvic Surgery and Laparoscopy
Fellow
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
OB/GYN
Resident
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
OB/GYN
Intern
Professional Medical Tulane University
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Utah
Pre-Medicine
B.U.S.

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