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Dr. Sharma was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine and Pitt County Memorial Hospital for the past 5 years, where he initiated the sleep program at the University, with accreditation by the American Board of Sleep Medicine, and was medical director of the sleep program at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. He has board certifications in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and sleep medicine. Dr. Sharma completed his medical degree in India, an internal medicine residency at Cook County Memorial Hospital in Chicago, pulmonary and sleep fellowship at University of Wisconsin in Madison, and a critical care fellowship at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He has an active medical license in PA.

Dr. Sharma is an experienced clinical educator, with an active practice that has included outpatient pulmonary and sleep clinics, in-patient consultative practice, and additional expertise in caring for patients with the complex pulmonary hypertension syndrome. He has great deal of experience in interpreting a variety of sleep studies as well as treating the spectrum of sleep disorders. Dr. Sharma also has experience in performing right heart caths and managing pulmonary hypertension, with particular emphasis in non-resolving thrombeomboli.

Presentation: 1 hour.



1. Understand cardiac implications of sleep disordered breathing.

2. Review association and impact of SDB on pulmonary diseases like PH, asthma, COPD and others.

3. Discuss screening and evaluation of SDB in patient with cardio-pulmonary disorders.