Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

83 Patient Ratings
20 Patient Comments

Sunil Sharma, M.B.A., M.D., FACP

Chief, Division of Oncology

Specialties

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-4266 Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Clinic 1A, GI/Phase I
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Map

Bio

Sunil Sharma, MD

Senior Director of Clinical Research,

Huntsman Cancer Institute

Director, HCI Center for Investigational Therapeutics

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

University of Utah

Jon & Karen Huntsman Presidential Professor in Cancer Research

Sunil Sharma, MD, is senior director of clinical research, a director of the Center for Investigational Therapeutics, and an investigator at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). Sharma is also a professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Utah and a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program at HCI. He holds a Jon and Karen Huntsman Presidential Professorship in Cancer Research.

Sharma is an expert in the development and testing of new cancer therapies. At HCI, he is working to increase the portfolio of high-quality clinical trials, including phase I trials. He is also establishing a translational oncology lab to support related studies. In addition, his clinical interests are focused on treatment of patients with gastrointestinal cancers (colon, pancreatic, esophageal, rectal, liver), mesothelioma, and rare tumors (carcinoid, neuroendocrine tumors, and carcinomas of unknown primarys).

Before joining HCI, Sharma built a phase I clinical trials program at the Nevada Cancer Institute where he oversaw more than 25 clinical trials. He led a global oncology drug development program at the drug manufacturing company Novartis. He also worked as a physician in the Division of Gastrointestinal Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City. He earned a medical degree at the University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Professor
Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Oncology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Medical Oncology)
Federal Licensing Examination
Cancer Center Programs Experimental Therapeutics

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
4.9
My confidence in doctor
4.9
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
4.7
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.1
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

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.

March 03, 2014

no one seemed rushed, they all took their time with us. It was nice.

January 09, 2014

I really liked the doctor and he answers my questions to the best of his ability. He brought in his whole team of people which was nice.

November 29, 2013

great

October 22, 2013

I am very pleased with the medical team I have. I have the best team anyone could ask for.

August 20, 2013

I am very fortunate to have Dr. Sharma as my oncologist. I believe that he and his team have saved my life. Dr. Sharma is extremely knowledgeable and I have complete confidence of his practice.

August 14, 2013

We have absolutely no complaints. Keep up the good work!

June 10, 2013

Cindy Davidson and Dr. Sharma always make me feel like they care deeply about me and are searching for every possible alternative to help me.

May 08, 2013

I think Dr Sharma is obviously a skilled and reputable specialist. However, there seemed to be a general lack interest per we in me as a patient, or maybe he was having an off day. my diagnosis seemed routine, and therefore, my opinion, the appointment seemed routine.

April 24, 2013

Still no bad experience

April 05, 2013

alway s feel very much at ease and and hope

April 01, 2013

Total staff assisigned seemed to be concerned about your particular Heatlh and medical problems.

February 06, 2013

I was treated as an individual in need of care that they thought could be helped.

January 18, 2013

I completed the meeting with little or no questions at that time. I did get reassured of their willingness of aiding me in any level of my care.

September 13, 2012

outstanding

July 07, 2012

This visit was very hard for me. We are going to be using a new drug and it was not my first choice, but doctor Sharma put me at ease when he explained things to me.

April 26, 2012

I cannot say enough good about the Huntsman and the people working there..Again..thank you.

April 17, 2012

I am very pleased with Dr. Sharma and his team of professionals.

March 27, 2012

Dr sharma needs to spend more time with me and make sure I understand the treatment plan. He is wonderful and I trust him but when I am visibly upset he needs to work to leave me consoled

March 15, 2012

very professional

January 05, 2012

They all have been very good to me and helping me find a way to cure this disease it is so hard to find people that really care, and here I really feel like it is part of my family.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Professor
Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Oncology
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Medical Oncology)
Federal Licensing Examination
Cancer Center Programs Experimental Therapeutics

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-5559 Huntsman Cancer Institute
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

Sunil Sharma, MD

Senior Director of Clinical Research,

Huntsman Cancer Institute

Director, HCI Center for Investigational Therapeutics

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

University of Utah

Jon & Karen Huntsman Presidential Professor in Cancer Research

Sunil Sharma, MD, is senior director of clinical research, a director of the Center for Investigational Therapeutics, and an investigator at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). Sharma is also a professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Utah and a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program at HCI. He holds a Jon and Karen Huntsman Presidential Professorship in Cancer Research.

Sharma is an expert in the development and testing of new cancer therapies. At HCI, he is working to increase the portfolio of high-quality clinical trials, including phase I trials. He is also establishing a translational oncology lab to support related studies. In addition, his clinical interests are focused on treatment of patients with gastrointestinal cancers (colon, pancreatic, esophageal, rectal, liver), mesothelioma, and rare tumors (carcinoid, neuroendocrine tumors, and carcinomas of unknown primarys).

Before joining HCI, Sharma built a phase I clinical trials program at the Nevada Cancer Institute where he oversaw more than 25 clinical trials. He led a global oncology drug development program at the drug manufacturing company Novartis. He also worked as a physician in the Division of Gastrointestinal Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City. He earned a medical degree at the University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Massachusetts
Business Administration
M.B.A.
Fellowship University of Texas Health Science Center
Medical Oncology
Fellow
Residency Michael Reese Hospital
Internal Medicine
Resident
Internship Michael Reese Hospital
Internal Medicine
Intern
Residency Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Radiology
Junior Resident
Internship University of Delhi Hospital
Rotating Internship
Intern
Professional Medical University of Delhi
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Sardar Patel Vidyalaya
Biology
AISSC

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Patel JD, Krilov L, Adams S, Aghajanian C, Basch E, Brose MS, Carroll WL, de Lima M, Gilbert MR, Kris MG, Marshall JL, Masters GA, O'Day SJ, Polite B, Schwartz GK, Sharma S, Thompson I, Vogelzang NJ, Roth B(2014)Clinical cancer advances 2013: annual report on progress against cancer from the american society of clinical oncology.  Journal of Clinical Oncology, 32(2),129-60

Patent

  1. Bearss D, Vankayalapati H, Sorna V, Warner S, Sharma (2012)“Substituted 3-(IH-Benzo[D]Imidazol-2-YL)-IH-Indazole Analogs as Inhibitors of the PDKI Kinase”  Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention,
  2. Vankayalapati H, Sorna V, Warner S, Stephens B, Bearss D, Sharma (2012 Pending)"Substituted (E)-N'-(1-Phenylethylidene)Benzohydrazide Analogs as Histone Demethylase Inhibitors” [U-5083]  Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention,
  3. Bearss D, Vankayalapati H, Sorna V, Warner S, Sharma (2012 Pending)“Substituted N-(3-(Pyrimidin-4-YL)Phenyl)Acrylamide Analogs as Tyrosine Receptor Kinase BTK Inhibitors”  Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention,
  4. Bearss D, Vankayalapati H, Mollard A, Warner S, Sharma (2012 Pending)“Substituted N-Phenylpyrimidin-2-Amine Analogs as Inhibitors of the AXL Kinase”  Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention,

Clinical Trials

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