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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
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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    August 23, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Sharma is simply fabulous in every aspect of my care

    July 20, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Sharma was so personable. He took the time to explain that my situation was not what I was expecting, but explained so well the necessary steps to improving my health and lifestyle. He explained things very well, listened to concerns, and made sure I understood we would plan a treatment together that we were both comfortable with. I was so impressed and grateful.

    July 11, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr Sharma is one of a kind. He is a true professional and cares about what he is doing and how he explains the procedures with me.

    July 11, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    He is excellent and he has many people to see each day. I have only one suggestion however. If I'm on a virtual appointment and waiting 50 minutes is there a way that I could wait for a call back?

    July 10, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    A very caring doctor and a GREAT SURGEON

    May 25, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Always listens to all my concerns. Very kind.

    May 25, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Good

    May 24, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Listened, explained, and respected.

    May 24, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Sharma saved my life and my family is forever grateful. He not only cares but takes the time to explain everything to us and helps us feel comfortable with our choices. Great surgeon and human being.

  • 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)