Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

248 Patient Ratings
278 Patient Comments

Howard T. Sharp, M.D.

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

Chief, Division of General Obstetrics & Gynecology

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

248 Patient Ratings
278 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

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


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
Board Certification American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider 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 care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

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.

January 29, 2017

I always feel like they want what is best for me, they take the time to listen. I know I am in good hands.

January 12, 2017

Dr. Sharp was wonderful, very friendly/approachable, and able to address my concerns. He went above and beyond what I expected. Was a very good experience.

January 10, 2017

Dr. Sharp is an amazing physician. I have received outstanding care.

January 02, 2017

Dr. Sharp and his whole team are amazing and incredibly helpful.

December 26, 2016

dr sharp was very helpful in explaining everything he did and answering my questions. asked several times about my pain level during the procedure. explained what he was doing. very knowledgeable and friendly and professional. didn't seem to be in a hurry spent time explaining things.

December 21, 2016

Dr. Sharp is incredible! He listens and takes any concern seriously. He appropriately works things up and explains options. He gives unbiased advice and always makes my husband and I feel very comfortable. He is very gentle during exams. He has a great sense of humor. We weren't sure if he remembered us at first.

December 19, 2016

Doctor Sharp is AMAZING!

December 12, 2016

Dr Sharp is very caring and understanding. he is very willing to listen to my concerns.

December 06, 2016

Dr. Sharp is excellent, friendly, compassionate, knowledgeable and he has a very gentle bedside manner.

December 05, 2016

Dr. Sharp was incredible. I loved how he got to know my spouse and I a little before examining me. I really appreciated that he LISTENED attentively to everything I had to say about my problem. He was warm, kind and always thoughtful of my comfort. It was obvious he knew what he was doing, as he figured out my problem quickly, and still went the extra mile to confirm it. We were blown away by our experience with Dr. Sharp.

November 24, 2016

Dr. Sharp has always (18 years; 3 months) been an amazing physician, he listens, shares best practices and I never feel rushed. His professionalism, skills and knowledge/wisdom instills the highest level of confidence in him and my health care.

November 22, 2016

Outstanding--Dr Sharp came in briefed on my medical history and took time to discuss and answer all of my questions.

November 21, 2016

I always have a great experience and it really seems like the team cares about me as a patient. I used to be nervous about going to the OB/GYN, but I really enjoy Dr. Sharp and his staff!

November 07, 2016

Dr. Sharp was very positive and supportive.

October 27, 2016

Doesn't bring up things from past visits that I was concerned about and I don't think gives great expectant guidance. Thought I would be seeing a doctor more than a few times during pregnancy.

October 24, 2016

Dr. Sharp was very reassuring and was constantly checking to make sure that I was doing ok during the procedure. He was very friendly and concerned and made being at the OBGYN less awkward.

October 24, 2016

Dr. Sharp is the best! He always takes time to answer all my questions and works with me to find a solution to any problems that I might have. I am so glad to have him as my doctor!

September 30, 2016

Here is an amazing Dr.

September 20, 2016

Always a great experience with Dr. Sharp. Such a great and caring doctor.

September 19, 2016

Dr Sharp is wonderful. Vey caring, and patient. He is the BEST! Great doctor.

September 15, 2016

Dr. Sharp is amazing! He always makes sure that I understand what is being discussed and he takes as much time as needed to fully answer all my questions and address all of my concerns. He is very sympathetic and always makes sure that there's nothing else he can do before leaving the exam room. I wish all doctors could be like Dr. Sharp.

September 12, 2016

Dr. Sharp continues to amaze me as a care provider. I've had him deliver two of my babies and would highly recommend him. This visit was for an annual exam, which he took time to visit with me, to ask me about how I was really doing and treated me so professionally. He is an incredible physician. Thank you Dr. Sharp!

September 05, 2016

Dr. Sharp is wonderful. So compassionate and willing to get to the bottom of my medical issues. I couldn't recommend him more.

September 04, 2016

He's simply the best!

August 31, 2016

I really liked Dr. Sharp. I felt like he really listened to my problem, which is still undiagnosed. But he listened and gave some possibilities to explore. He also felt that it wasn't really in his realm of practice. But I still felt he gave me some good possibilities to explore, and I appreciated that he didn't just brush off my problems because they are not an obvious diagnosis.

August 30, 2016

Dr. Sharp was very good at following through with any concerns that he had with the baby and got me scheduled for a NTST and an appointment for the following week to check up on me. I also appreciate the Dr. calling me to check up on me and tell me the results of the Stress Test.

August 30, 2016

Dr. Sharpnwas extraordinarily thoughtful about informing me of the procedure. He was very descriptive and sensitive to my pain threshold. however, I did not receive written aftercare instructions after a colposcopy, which seemed like an oversight.

August 22, 2016

Dr Sharp has always been a fantastic care provider!

August 06, 2016

dr sharp is amazing and I'm so excited for him to be my doctor and deliver our baby!

August 04, 2016

Dr. Sharp is an exceptional doctor with a wonderful bedside manner. It was very evident that he was intent on getting to the bottom of my medical problem.

August 04, 2016

Very impressed with Dr. Sharp. Can't say enough about him.

August 03, 2016

Dr. Sharp is the kindest doctor. He takes time to answer your questions, he cares about you, he remembers you and your family members and asks about them every time. Dr. Sharp is the BEST.

August 02, 2016

I tell everyone about Dr. Sharp and Kathleen. I absolutely love them!

July 31, 2016

Dr. Sharp is an amazing doctor. He is always kind and caring. At the same time, he is very knowledgeable and makes sure tell me what he sees that is good - - not just the things that are bad. He is genuinely concerned about me and my health.

July 07, 2016

have loved my entire experience with Doctor Sharp. he always made us feel like we were his only patients. he is kind, he has perspective and experience and he even made me laugh during delivery. I will definitely be using him again when we expand our family.

June 25, 2016

Love Dr. Sharp! He is the best.

June 25, 2016

Dr. Sharp was extremely helpful and informative and took extra care to explain my situation and what he thought was the best way to solve the problem.

June 24, 2016

Dr. Sharp is an unbelievable caregiver. He is caring, compassionate and knowledgable.

June 21, 2016

excellent provider

June 18, 2016

The time it takes to see Dr Sharp is way too long. He is great I love how he takes care of me but the wait to see him is just too much. During each appointment I am tempted to leave because the wait is so long.

June 11, 2016

Dr. Sharp is the gold standard for professionalism in medicine.

May 26, 2016

Lower score on recommending provider is based on trying to get an appointment. I would recommend Dr Sharp himself to anyone anytime.

May 12, 2016

I absolutely love Dr Sharp and Kathleen and everyone else on his staff. They make you feel very comfortable and at ease

May 12, 2016

I love Dr. Sharp!!! He is professional, kind, respectful, and knowledgeable. I trust him 100%. He has delivered all 3 of my boys with no issues. He is the best of the best!

May 02, 2016

wouldn't go to anyone other than Dr. Sharp for my OB services!!

May 02, 2016

I was very impressed with Dr. Sharp and the time he took with me to discuss all aspects of the surgery and alternatives.

May 01, 2016

Dr. Sharp, is a wonderful Doctor who in current with the latest medical information. I feel very comfortable with him.

April 26, 2016

Dr. Sharp is the best OB/GYN I've ever had.

April 23, 2016

I recommend Howard all the time. Not only is he friendly, he takes the stress out of a stressful situation and lightens the mood and makes it "fun" with his hilarious sense of humor.

April 21, 2016

Kathleen Frame is so wonderful. She has my full confidence, and I always feel so comfortable when I come to my visits.

April 12, 2016

Dr Sharp is amazing and always shows the greatest concern and validates all my fears and worries and sets up plans to handle them

April 04, 2016

I love Dr. Sharp so much! He is so kind and caring and always makes me feel like he cares.

March 24, 2016

As usual, I was completely impressed with Dr. Sharp. He called me the day prior to discuss the findings of the Nurse Practitioner and he was able to resolve my health issue the next day. He's the best!

March 17, 2016

Dr. Sharp and his Physician Assistant, Kathleen, were both phenomenal and we loved them. It was a great visit and I felt very comfortable in having my questions answered and felt my concerns were really listened to and explained in a way I could plainly understand.

March 13, 2016

Excellent with explaining, educating on current post-pardon condition

March 13, 2016

Even though Dr. Sharp was running behind schedule due to a delivery he came in and took the time to get to know us. He was pleasant, warm, receptive and supportive and didn't seem rushed or hassled.

February 16, 2016

Dr. Sharp is very caring and understanding. He explains things in a way that is very easy for someone without medical knowledge to understand and I like that he's very personable.

February 13, 2016

Dr. Sharp excels in all categories! He is amazing!

February 03, 2016

I love Dr. Sharp! He is such an excellent doctor and always makes me feel like he cares. I love that he gives me thorough explanations for everything.

January 31, 2016

Dr. Sharp is the best! Had he not sent me to be evaluated further I would have not had a good experience with labor. He trusted his instincts and it ended up getting my baby here safely

January 24, 2016

I was very impressed. The provider did an excellent job of listening and showing concern for my health.

January 17, 2016

Dr. Sharp is incredibly compassionate and caring; he helps relieve my fears and anxieties.

January 11, 2016

I love the way dr. Sharp makes me feel very important and that he will take as much time as I need.

January 07, 2016

I had to see the PA and only got to see Dr Sharp at the end. I love Dr Sharp but I don't like seeing the PAs when my appointment is with the Dr.

December 05, 2015

I have recommended Dr. Sharp and his team to several friends, and acquaintances.

December 03, 2015

I love seeing Dr Sharp, he is always great to work with and I feel like is is genuine

November 24, 2015

Provider did not follow up with any questions regarding my concerns about current depression and post partum depression. She did provide some instructions, but overall I felt it was a lost opportunity for better care.

November 17, 2015

Dr. Sharp was extremely professional and genuinely caring, as was the nurse. We were very upset to find out I miscarried and it was a lot to take in, but the care we received was comforting and exactly what we needed at that moment. I can't say enough about how much I love this office.

October 17, 2015

dr Sharp is absolutely wonderful. he always makes me feel heard and validated.

October 07, 2015

It has been a long time since I have had such a positive experience with a male gynecologist. Dr. Sharp made me feel very comfortable and I will be going back to him.

October 06, 2015

Even though he was running behind, I appreciate that he took the time to go over things with us and I didn't feel like he was "looking at his watch" and trying to rush us through.

September 22, 2015

Dr. Sharp is very attentive, compassionate, and pleasant. I feel he is actively trying to find a solution for my chronic pelvic pain.

September 19, 2015

I am always comfortable with Dr. Sharp!

September 17, 2015

I would go out of my way and wait if needed to be seen by Dr Sharp and the knowledge, service and care he provides me.

September 10, 2015

Dr. Sharp is undoubtedly one of the best physicians I have seen. He is always attentive, interested, and very thorough. He does not rush through appointments. He is always kind and personable. My insurance rates are higher because I choose to go to the U., but it is worth it to me for the kind of care I get there.

August 28, 2015

Dr Sharp and the midwives are amazing!

August 13, 2015

Dr. Sharp is wonderful! He always takes the time to listen to my concerns and then works to find a solution. He is the best OB!

August 03, 2015

Dr. Sharp is the best doctor I've ever had, period.

August 03, 2015

Outstanding--took time to discuss my issue and specifics of surgery.

August 03, 2015

Dr. Sharp was great! I was very happy with the amount of time he spend in the room with us and liked that I didn't feel rushed or he was trying to hurry to see other patients. He answered all my questions and talked about the concerns I was having. I had thought about seeing midwives since I want to do a natural birth but Dr. Sharp was super supportive of this decision and to help do what he can to make sure it is how I want it.

August 03, 2015

I have been a patient of Dr. Sharp's for over 15 years. He is kind, gracious, considerate. He never rushes and follows up on all/any questions and concerns. His detailed explanations are backed by EBP and research--which he shares or emails. The time he takes to make sure you have all your issues addressed is remarkable in this day and age of hurried provider time.

August 02, 2015

awesome doctor, only complaint is he has to many patients, or not enough office hours. very hard to get an appointment that works

July 20, 2015

Great interaction with Dr. Sharp He is a good listener and very empathetic. It gives me a feeling of trust and comfort, knowing that people are helping me that are not only skilled physicians, but are also kind and thoughtful.

July 13, 2015

Dr. Sharp is wonderful and I am so grateful to have had him as my OB for this pregnancy. Dr. Sharp came highly recommended and after my experience, I won't see any other OB. Dr. Sharp always took time to listen to my concerns and was attentive. He watched things very carefully my whole pregnancy. Because of his care I was able to deliver a healthy baby.

March 16, 2015

Care provider displayed concern, but did not follow through by promising additional tests in a time frame that the front desk wouldn't schedule for and by not returning calls as promised during the appointment. It is frightening to be left waiting with clear tests and continued pain without a treatment plan.

March 13, 2015

Dr. Sharp is a very caring and gentle physician. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing his services.

March 13, 2015

overall amazing experience

March 10, 2015

Dr. Sharp is the best doctor ever! I have seen him for almost 20 years, and he is outstanding in the care he provides, and the time he spends with patients, answering any questions one has. He is clearly knowledgeable about all gynecological issues, and careful in his prescription of treatment for problems his patients have.

March 10, 2015

Dr. Sharp is AMAZING! His residents, nurses and staff go above and beyond!

March 02, 2015

He spent time explaining possible reasons for my cramping and pain. Took time to listen and ensure I was comfortable.

February 22, 2015

Dr. Sharp was very congenial, professional, concerned, and treated me nicely. So did the Intern.

February 20, 2015

I love Kathleen and Dr. Sharp. I would not recommend only because of my negative experience so far with the office staff.

February 09, 2015

Normally, Dr. Sharp spends enough time with me but during this appt he had an emergency and needed to go so Kathleen Frame came in to finish answering my questions.

February 09, 2015

I really like Kathleen and Dr. Sharp. They always have a smile on their face and keeps me at ease

January 31, 2015

Can't get any better than this- I'm devoted.

January 26, 2015

Dr. Sharp is amazing, I recently had a miscarriage and he was so kind and went above and beyond. Dr Sharp personally called me on a holiday and also called other times to follow up with me. I was so glad to work with someone so caring during a difficult time.

January 18, 2015

Dr. Sharp explained the choices I had and answered all my questions. I felt like I left with the knowledge to be confident in my choices.

January 13, 2015

Dr. Sharp has been my physician for many years and I can always count on him to give me the best medical treatment and advice, plus listen to my concerns. He is a wonderful doctor and his staff treated me very well.

December 28, 2014

Dr. Sharp is an incredible physician. He has always taken such good care of me. He is sincere and acts with the utmost professionalism, and has impeccable bedside manner.

December 22, 2014

I wasn't able to receive much information about what could be done other than "it should pass in several weeks." I felt that my physical pain was minimized and dismissed.

December 21, 2014

Dr. Sharp is wonderful! He takes really good care of me and is so helpful. I really appreciate his kindness and expertise!

December 17, 2014

Dr. Sharp is such a wonderful doctor and I always feel like he is caring, attentive and thorough when I see him. He goes out of his way to answer all my questions and address my concerns.

December 13, 2014

Highly recommend him to anyone

December 12, 2014

Dr. Sharp continues to be an amazing doctor who truly cares about his patients.

December 08, 2014

Dr. Sharp is wonderful! I have experienced recurrent pregnancy loss and I feel like Dr. Sharp really understands where I am coming from. He addressed my concerns and is willing to see me more frequently to give me reassurance and peace of mind. I couldn't ask for anything better and I am SO glad to have an OB who understands my needs and will work with me.

December 07, 2014

These are all things I mentioned in my previous comments. Dr. Sharp is amazing and the hospital is great!

December 01, 2014

I love Dr. Sharp. He is the best doctor. I could tell he was very busy, so I did wait to ask other non-urgent questions until my 6 wk f/u. He is always so nice and shows true concern for me as a patient. I've recommended him to several friends/family throughout the years and they have said the same thing about him as well.

November 14, 2014

Spent time addressing my questions and more so my emotional concerns. Thanks

November 02, 2014

I was sent for more tests but not really told what coukd be going on. in passing one or two things were mentioned but no real discussion of potential issues. then when everything came back ok I was left with a voice mail saying call back if you have more issues. I waited 7 weeks for an appointment for issues that I had been told need quick follow-up to be told nothing is wrong let us know. it is a bit frustrating.

October 14, 2014

Dr Sharp seemed rushed. He is normally very attentive. But it was hard to get out all of the questions that I had saved up from the previous year.

October 04, 2014

Dr. Sharp is very kind and always listens. His "bedside manner" is stellar. The medical school would do well to video tape him and show it to the medical students, residents and faculty on how to treat a patient with compassion and care.

October 04, 2014

Dr. Sharp is a very positive doctor, who remembers his patients as people, and shows true concern for me as a whole person. His comments are always encouraging and supportive for any issues I bring up during the visit. He takes the time to make sure that my questions are answered. I haven't seen him for a couple of years, because his NPs have covered my annuals the last time or two, so I was glad he made time to personally provide my care. My only negative is that within 24-48 hours of my exam visit, I developed a UTI, which I attribute to the physical exam.

October 02, 2014

Dr Sharps bedside manner is excellent. is listens patiently and is kind. I asked to speak with him about a previous hospitalization related to complications with my delivery and he made me feel very comfortable and that he was truly listening, offering what feedback he could. I was very emotional and I appreciated his thoughtful response to me and the situation.

September 29, 2014

Dr. Sharp not only has excellent medical skills, but his bedside mannerisms are outstanding!!

September 24, 2014

Dr. Sharp is the BEST. He is very caring and explains everything that he is doing or any concerns he has. I love that he can tell you what the latest research is showing. I know I am getting the best, most current care.

September 19, 2014

dr sharp is so kind and friendly. I trust him as my doctor.

September 17, 2014

My last appointment with Dr. Sharp related to a physical issue that was of a sensitive nature. I was uncomfortable talking about my issue but I knew I needed to get help. Dr. Sharp was very good at listening to my problem, providing some possible solutions and was compassionate in regards to my issue. He helped me learn that I was not the only patient experiencing this issue and that it was quite common. I recommend Dr. Sharp to all of my female friends. I can't say enough good things about him: great bedside manner, excellent surgeon, very patient, knowledgeable on the latest scientific advancements for women's health, and doesn't rush me out of my appointment.

September 16, 2014

Dr. Sharp is an amazing doctor.

September 04, 2014

I love Dr. Sharp's ability to make me feel at ease--especially when difficult matters need to be discussed.

September 01, 2014

Dr. Sharp has been an excellent doctor of mine for several years. With as busy as he is, he's very willing to take the necessary time to explain everything well and in a way that can be understood. I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Sharp and appreciate his understanding demeanor. I recommend him to others whenever I have the opportunity.

August 31, 2014

Love Dr. Sharp!

August 25, 2014

Thank you!

August 15, 2014

Dr. Sharp always makes me feel like he sincerely cares about my well being. I had a procedure done at this appointment and he was very good at explaining what he was doing throughout the procedure and was very considerate in how comfortable I was doing during the procedure. He has provided helpful advice during a challenging adjustment in caring for multiple children. He recognized that I needed help with post-partum depression and most recently, physical therapy for back pain I have acquired through the last few months.

August 08, 2014

My previous OBGYN referred me to Dr Sharp because my insurance is not accepted at his hospital. Before coming to Dr Sharp I had not been given much information about my situation or the surgery it required. I felt much more informed and confident about my surgery after meeting with Dr Sharp. Thank you!!

August 08, 2014

I'm so grateful for Dr. Sharp. He's an amazing physician!

July 22, 2014

Dr. Sharp did an awesome job helping us feel at ease, answering all our questions, and explaining topics we needed to think about for the future! Thank you for anticipating needs.

July 21, 2014

I just gave birth 6 weeks ago and am experiencing a variety of issues relating to the birth. Dr.Sharp was a an excellent listener and provided helpful solutions to remedy my issues. I felt like he genuinely cared about my physical and emotional well being.

July 15, 2014

Dr. Sharp was patient while I explained what was going on and went the extra mile to get me a same day appt. with Dermatology for my problem.

July 14, 2014

Doctor, was most informative, put me at ease and very professional.

July 06, 2014

Dr. Sharp is U of U's finest OB/GYN doctor.

June 28, 2014

I was not informed of other tests/proocedures until I was in the office, that caused me to stay an hour longer than I expected.

June 18, 2014

Great doctor, kind doctor, and it doesn't hurt that he is also a very good looking doctor.

June 16, 2014

very gentle and compassionate

June 13, 2014

Dr Sharp is the best. I have seen him for over 15 years and have recommended him to all my female friends.

May 27, 2014

I appreciate Dr. Sharp's manner - he made sure all questions I had were answered, and told me to contact him if I have more questions. Very comfortable with his concern and expertise.

May 23, 2014

dr. sharp is genuine and concerned.

May 21, 2014

I appreciated Dr. Sharp taking his time to answer my questions and explain the details of my ultrasound. I'm sure the office was busy that morning, but I still felt like he was very patient with my specific situation/ questions.

May 21, 2014

I would and do recommend Dr. Sharp to anyone looking for an obgyn. in my opinion he is the best.

May 19, 2014

Dr. Sharp is awesome!

May 16, 2014

Dr Sharp was empathic and relaxed, thorough

May 12, 2014

Dr. Sharp is the best. He takes good care of me.

May 11, 2014

I appreciate the time Dr. Sharp spends with me during my appointment.

May 06, 2014

Dr. Sharp is the BEST! He never seems like he's in a hurry. He always take a lot of time ans seems concerned with my health and our babies. We love him!

April 26, 2014

Dr. Sharp is a wonderful physician. I would highly recommend him.

April 24, 2014

Dr. Sharp is always professional and makes sure all questions are answered.

April 24, 2014

Excellent visit as always!

April 21, 2014

Dr. Sharp was so impressive. He took his time to explain the procedure to me and spent time making sure I was OK during and after. I felt comfortable even though I had never met him prior to my procedure. I would recommend him to anyone.

April 06, 2014

Dr. Sharp is outstanding ---- the best of the best.

March 17, 2014

dr sharp is great!

March 05, 2014

Extremely comforting in a potentially embarrassing /sensitive situation

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!

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

Everyone is always so great and friendly!

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 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

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.

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!

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 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, 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 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 30, 2013

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

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

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 14, 2013

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

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

Very pleased with this experience

November 19, 2012

There is not a better provider than Dr. Sharp.

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.

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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

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

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 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
Board Certification American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-2464 School of Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 N 1900 E
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 History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Pelvic Surgery and Laparoscopy
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Professional Medical Tulane University
Undergraduate University of Utah


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