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Vikas Sharma
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Vikas Sharma, MD

Languages spoken: English, Hindi, Panjabi

Clinical Locations

University of Utah Hospital

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Salt Lake City
801-581-2121
  • Dr. Vikas Sharma is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Utah. While his clinical practice spans all aspects of adult cardiac surgery, he has a special interest in Minimally Invasive Robotic surgery, Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Arrhythmia Surgery, Dr. Sharma received his medical degree and cardiothoracic training in India. He then completed general surgery training at Wellspan York Hospital, York, PA and cardiothoracic surgery training at University of Utah. He has also received advanced cardiothoracic fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Dr. Sharma joined the faculty at the University of Utah in Oct 2017.

    Dr. Sharma serves as the surgical lead of the University of Utah arrhythmia surgery program with a focus on minimally invasive options for atrial fibrillation i.e. Convergence Procedure and Robotic Cardiac Surgery Program with focus on mitral valve surgery. He specializes in Adult Congenital Heart Disease with particular interest in aortic valve sparing options including Ross procedure. He is also a member of the multi-disciplinary structural heart team including trans-catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and the Mitraclip.

    Dr. Sharma is the value officer for the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and has strong interest in Value Based Care and outcome research. He has published extensively and is involved in several industry driven trials.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Surgery
    American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Thoracic Surg)

    Patient Rating

    4.8 /5
    ( out of 61 reviews )

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    Patient Comments

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    March 28, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    If you want the very best, then Dr Sharma is who you want as your Surgeon.

    March 20, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Sharma was able to help me weigh my option in terms of what kind of aortic valve replacement to choose. I felt complete trust in Dr. Vikas Sharma's treatment of my heart Valve surgery.

    March 10, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    I cannot express in words what Dr. Sharma means to me. He has given me a new perspective on life. The ability to walk and literally talk without being out of breath is so much more than I hoped for. His ability to convey to me what was going on with my heart, what was wrong with it and how he could repair it was so reassuring to me. And the bottom line is, he did everything he said he would do. I will be forever indebted to Dr. Sharma and his team. He is and they are the very best at what they do.

    March 04, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    He was very nice (even laughed at my silly jokes) and explained things clearly. While I'm VERY nervous for my upcoming surgery, he put my mind at ease some. I also appreciate him taking my other conditions into consideration when thinking about heart surgery.

    February 14, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    As good and professional as they come.

    February 14, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    I have had 2 surgeries performed by Dr Sharma, He is awesome!! Very kind and explains things very well!

    February 11, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    I felt like I was well informed, and attended to every step of the way for my mitral valve repair. I am extremely grateful for Dr. Sharma, his skills, his demeanor, and his team. The care from preop, surgery, postop ICU, and the cardiovascular medical unit was excellent and seamless. I probably interacted with about 40 or 50 healthcare professionals through this process and was impressed with everyone of them. Thank you all!!!

    February 09, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    I feel truly blessed to have been the beneficiary of Dr. Sharma's exceptional technical skill during my surgery and also the extraordinary care I received from him and the heart care team during my recovery. I appreciate that he was willing to provide the best solution for my best possible outcome and he explained my options in such a way that I could make a good decision for my long term health.

    February 08, 2024
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    He is an amazing man so caring and polite. He saved my life and i am forever grateful. All my family have met Dr Sharma and everyone agrees he is the best

  • Dr. Vikas Sharma is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Utah. While his clinical practice spans all aspects of adult cardiac surgery, he has a special interest in Minimally Invasive Robotic surgery, Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Arrhythmia Surgery, Dr. Sharma received his medical degree and cardiothoracic training in India. He then completed general surgery training at Wellspan York Hospital, York, PA and cardiothoracic surgery training at University of Utah. He has also received advanced cardiothoracic fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Dr. Sharma joined the faculty at the University of Utah in Oct 2017.

    Dr. Sharma serves as the surgical lead of the University of Utah arrhythmia surgery program with a focus on minimally invasive options for atrial fibrillation i.e. Convergence Procedure and Robotic Cardiac Surgery Program with focus on mitral valve surgery. He specializes in Adult Congenital Heart Disease with particular interest in aortic valve sparing options including Ross procedure. He is also a member of the multi-disciplinary structural heart team including trans-catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and the Mitraclip.

    Dr. Sharma is the value officer for the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and has strong interest in Value Based Care and outcome research. He has published extensively and is involved in several industry driven trials.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Surgery -Primary
    Academic Divisions Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Board Certification
    American Board of Surgery
    American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Thoracic Surg)

    Education history

    Residency Cardiothoracic Surgery - University of Utah School of Medicine Resident
    General Surgery - Wellspan York Hospital Resident
    Fellowship Cardiothoracic Surgery - Mayo Clinic Fellow
    Cardiothoracic Surgery - Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Resident
    Residency General Surgery - Banaras Hindu University Resident
    Medicine and Surgery - Dayanand Medical College and Hospital M.B.B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Glotzbach JP, Hanson HA, Tonna JE, Horns JJ, Allen CM, Presson AP, Griffin CL, Zak M, Sharma V, Tristani-Firouzi M, Selzman CH (2023). Familial Associations of Prevalence and Cause-Specific Mortality for Thoracic Aortic Disease and Bicuspid Aortic Valve in a Large-Population Database. Circulation, 148(8).
    2. Deo SV, Elgudin Y, Shroyer ALW, Altarabsheh S, Sharma V, Rubelowsky J, Cornwell L, Davierwala P, Chu D, Cmolik B (2022). Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Department of Veteran Affairs' Use and Outcomes. J Am Heart Assoc, 11(6), e023514. (Read full article)
    3. Wang Z, Zhe S, Zimmerman J, Morrisey C, Tonna JE, Sharma V, Metcalf RA (2022). Development and validation of a machine learning method to predict intraoperative red blood cell transfusions in cardiothoracic surgery. Sci Rep, 12(1), 1355. (Read full article)
    4. Wilson TW, Horns JJ, Sharma V, Goodwin ML, Kagawa H, Pereira SJ, McKellar SH, Selzman CH, Glotzbach JP (2022). Minimally Invasive versus Full Sternotomy SAVR in the Era of TAVR: An Institutional Review. J Clin Med, 11(3). (Read full article)
    5. Metcalf RA, Goodfellow J, Cail K, Blaylock R, Kawamoto K, Enniss T, Galaviz C, Lim M, Reddy S, Sharma V, Wanner N (2021). Electronic clinical decision support: Evidence that default settings influence end-user behavior. Transfusion, 61(3), 669-670. (Read full article)
    6. Khan MS, Yamashita K, Sharma V, Ranjan R, Dosdall DJ (2020). RNAs and Gene Expression Predicting Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation in Cardiac Surgery Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. J Clin Med, 9(4). (Read full article)
    7. Deo SV, Sharma V, Altarabsheh SE, Raza S, Wilson B, Elgudin Y, Cmolik B (2020). Home health care visits may reduce the need for early readmission after coronary artery bypass grafting. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. (Read full article)
    8. Zenger B, Good WW, Bergquist JA, Burton BM, Tate JD, Berkenbile L, Sharma V, MacLeod RS (2020). Novel experimental model for studying the spatiotemporal electrical signature of acute myocardial ischemia: a translational platform. Physiol Meas, 41(1), 015002. (Read full article)
    9. Sharma V, DeShazo RA, Skidmore CR, Glotzbach JP, Koliopoulou A, Javan H, McKellar SH, Powell DL, Selzman CH (2019). Surgical explantation of atrial septal closure devices for refractory nickel allergy symptoms. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 160(2), 502-509.e1. (Read full article)
    10. Khan MS, Yamashita K, Sharma V, Ranjan R, Selzman CH, Dosdall DJ (2019). Perioperative Biomarkers Predicting Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation Risk After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Narrative Review. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth, 34(7), 1933-1941. (Read full article)
    11. Zenger B, Good WW, Bergquist J, Tate JD, Sharma V, MacLeod RS (2019). Electrocardiographic Comparison of Dobutamine and BRUCE Cardiac Stress Testing With High Resolution Mapping in Experimental Models. Comput Cardiol (2010), 45. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Tandar A, Sharma V, Ibrahim M, Jones T, Morgan D, Montzingo C, Lee J, Birgenheier N, Silverton N, Abraham A, Welt FGP, Glotzbach JP (2021). Preventing or Minimizing Acute Kidney Injury in Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. [Review]. J Invasive Cardiol, 33(1), E32-E39. (Read full article)

    Case Report

    1. Wilder TJ, Sharma V, Koliopoulou A, McKellar SH, Selzman CH, Glotzbach JP (2019). Rapid-deployment aortic valve replacement after aortic root replacement: A safe alternative to redo root replacement. J Card Surg, 35(1), 222-225. (Read full article)

    Editorial

    1. Tandar A, Catino A, Sharma V (2020). Aortic Stenosis and Malignancy-A Shift in Trajectory: Management of Aortic Stenosis in Cancer Patients. Cardiovasc Revasc Med, 23, 66-67. (Read full article)
    2. Griffin CL, Sharma V, Sarfati MR, Smith BK, Kraiss LW, McKellar SH, Koliopoulou A, Brooke BS, Selzman CH, Glotzbach JP (2020). Aortic Disease in the Time of COVID: Repercussions on Patient Care at an Academic Aortic Center. J Vasc Surg, 72(2), 408-413. (Read full article)