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Ashish Sharma, MD, is a fellowship-trained gastroenterologist who treats patients with digestive disorders that can have a drastic effect on quality of life. His area of expertise is in advance endoscopy and treatment of early cancers of the digestive track. Dr. Sharma is skilled in performing advanced endoscopic procedures such as endoscopic ultrasound, a minimally invasive procedure to assess digestive and lung diseases; bile duct disorder treatment; and removal of early tumors of the digestive track through endoscopic submucosal dissection. Before joining LHP, Dr. Sharma served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, and more recently, established a center of excellence in advanced endoscopy at Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in Sacramento, California. He has also served as a clinical instructor at Boston University School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Sharma earned his medical degree from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India. In 1999, he completed an internal medicine residency at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. He completed his general gastroenterology fellowship at University of Massachusetts, followed by an advanced endoscopy fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. More recently, he completed an advanced endoscopy and microsurgical fellowship in Tokyo with professor Haru Inoue, a world-renowned surgeon and pioneer in advanced endoscopy and surgery. He is among a handful of American gastroenterologists trained in Japan in peroral endoscopic myotomy and endoscopic submucosal dissection. He was also a visiting fellow at the prestigious National Cancer Center in Tokyo. Dr. Sharma's articles on gastroenterology topics have been published in several medical journals. Dr. Sharma is board certified in gastroenterology and is a member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts
General Gastroenterology fellowship at University of Massachusetts; Advanced Endoscopy fellowship at the University of California, Irvine
Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India
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