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Navesh K Sharma
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Navesh K Sharma D.O., Ph.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Radiation Oncology
Secondary Appointments: Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Administrative Title: Medical Director
nsharma@umm.edu
Location: UMUCH, 500 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Bel Air, MD 21014
Phone: 443-643-1873
Fax: 443-643-1521

Personal History:

Dr. Sharma received his BS in Biology (emphasis in genetics) from St. Cloud State University 1995. He received his PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology at University of Iowa College of Medicine 2000. He received his D.O. in Medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences 2005. Dr. Sharma completed his intership at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in 2006. Dr. Sharma did a fellowship at University of Iowa College of Medicine in 2001. He completed his residency at Fox Chase Cancer Center in 2010. Dr. Sharma then joined the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in 2010.

Clinical Speciality:

Dr. Sharma's clinical speciality include gastrointestinal malignancies, lymphoma and leukemia, gynecological malignancies, pediatric malignancies and liver-directed therapy.


Publications:

Luo J, Sharma NK, Seftor EA, DeLarco JE, Heidger PM, Hendrix MJC, Lubaroff DM. (1997) Heterogeneous Expression of Invasive and Metastatic Properties in a Prostate Tumor Model. Pathol. Oncol Res., 3: 264-271.

Sharma NK, Luo J, Kirschmann DA, Oâ?TMalley Y, Robbins ME, Akporiaye ET, Lubaroff DM, Heidger PM, Hendrix MJC. (1999) A Novel Immunological Model for the Study of Prostate Cancer. Cancer Res., 59: 2271-276.

Sharma NK, Seftor RE, Seftor EA, Gruman LM, Heidger PM, Cohen MB, Lubaroff DM, Hendrix MJC. (2002) Prostatic Tumor Cell Plasticity Involves Cooperative Interactions of Distinct Phenotypic Subpopulations: Role in Vasculogenic Mimicry. Prostate, 50(3): 189-201.

Sharma NK, Sorosky JI, Bender D, Fletcher MS, Sood AK. (2005) Malignant Mixed Mullerian Tumor (MMMT) of the Cervix. Gynecol. Oncol., 97(2): 442-5.

Anderson P, Freedman GM, Sharma NK, Nicolaou N, Topham N, Morrow M. (2009) Post-mastectomy Chest Wall Radiation to a Temporary Tissue Expander or Permanent Breast Implant- Is There a Difference in Complication Rates? Int. J. Rad. Oncol. Biol. Phys., 74(1):81-5.

Sharma NK, Cohen RJ, Eade TN, Buyyounouski MK, Li J, McNeeley S, Crawford K, Chen YT, Uzzo RG, Horwitz, EM. (2009) An Intra-operative Real-time Sleeved Seed Technique for Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy. Brachytherapy, 9(2):126-30.

Turaka A, Li T, Sharma, NK, Li L, Nicolaou N, Mehra R, Burtness B, Cohen RB, Lango MN, Horwitz EM, Ridge JA, Feigenberg SJ. (2010) Increased Recurrences Using Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy in the Postoperative Setting. Am. J. Clin. Oncol., 33(6): 599-603.

Cohen RJ, Sharma NK, Yu JQ, Wang L, Buyyounouski MK, Unger M, Borghaei H, King E, Scott W, Callahan E, Movsas B, and Feigenberg SJ (2010). A Phase I Radiation Dose Escalation of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Malignant Lung Tumors. J. Biomed. Sci. Engg., 3(4):351-358.

Sharma NK, Li TL, Pollack A, Chen YT, Horwitz EM, Buyyounouski MK. (2011) Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Reduces Gastrointestinal Morbidity in Patients Treated with Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. Int. J. Rad. Oncol. Biol. Phys., 80(2): 437-44.

Sharma NK, Silverman JS, Li TL, Cheng J, Yu JQ, Haluszka O, Scott W, Meropol NJ, Cohen SJ, Freedman GM, and Konski AA. (2011) Decreased Post-treatment SUV on PET Scan is Associated With Improved Local Control in Medically Inoperable Esophageal Cancer: The Fox Chase Cancer Center Experience. Gastrointest. Cancer Res. In Press.

Pandya NB, Sharma NK, Wong RK, Herman JM, Hanna NN, Laheru DA, Major P, Alexander HR, Kennedy NL and Regine WF. (2011) Evaluation of Low-Dose Fractioned Radiation Therapy as a Gemcitabine Chemopotentiator in Advanced Pancreas Cancer. J. Clin. Oncol. (submitted).

Lubbe W, Cohen R, Sharma NK, Ruth K, Peter R, Li J, Buyyounouski M, Kutikov A, Chen D, Uzzo R, Horwitz E. (2011) Biochemical and Clinical Experience with Real-Time Intraoperatively Planned Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy. Brachytherapy. (In Press - electronic publication available).

Mahmood U, Errens M, Zimrin A, Hanna N, Amin P, Sharma NK. (2011) The Remarkably Distensible Stomach: Case Report Highlighting Its Implications For Radiation Treatment Planning. Practical Rad. Oncol. (Accepted).

Sharma NK, Silverman JS, Scott WJ, Borghaei H, Buyyounouski M, Movsas B, and Feigenberg SJ (2011). FDG-PET Scans in the Management of Patient Care Following Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Lung Cancer: A Surrogate for Response? J. Molecular Imaging and Rad. Oncol. (submitted)