|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
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
|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
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.
UofU Patient June 26, 2014
Dr. Sharma was excellent in every way. It was a pleasure to have met him and I feel 100% confident to have him as my Oncologist. I feel fortunate to have such a fine doctor - and this is supported by many who have also researched same.UofU Patient June 17, 2014
Altogether is was all a great experience and I felt better after learning what was presented to us and what steps should and will be taken.UofU Patient May 25, 2014
We were very pleased with our visit with Dr. Sharma. We came here concerned without knowing what our options were - if any. When we left, we felt very informed. He also gave us quite a few options for treatment and we left feeling very hopeful.UofU Patient April 12, 2014
Dr. Sharma and his medical team have always shown respect towards me. They make sure that I fully understand before I leave, have all my future appointments set, and are very good about calling to remind me of appointments.UofU Patient March 03, 2014
no one seemed rushed, they all took their time with us. It was nice.UofU Patient 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.UofU Patient November 29, 2013
greatUofU Patient October 22, 2013
I am very pleased with the medical team I have. I have the best team anyone could ask for.UofU Patient 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.UofU Patient August 14, 2013
We have absolutely no complaints. Keep up the good work!UofU Patient 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.UofU Patient 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.UofU Patient April 24, 2013
Still no bad experienceUofU Patient April 05, 2013
alway s feel very much at ease and and hopeUofU Patient April 01, 2013
Total staff assisigned seemed to be concerned about your particular Heatlh and medical problems.UofU Patient February 06, 2013
I was treated as an individual in need of care that they thought could be helped.UofU Patient 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.UofU Patient September 13, 2012
outstandingUofU Patient 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.UofU Patient April 26, 2012
I cannot say enough good about the Huntsman and the people working there..Again..thank you.UofU Patient April 17, 2012
I am very pleased with Dr. Sharma and his team of professionals.UofU Patient 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 consoledUofU Patient March 15, 2012
very professionalUofU Patient 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.