Dr. Sharma is honored and excited to join the fantastic and innovative team at the Carilion Structural Heart and Valve Center and Carilion Clinic Cardiology. He will serve as Assistant Director of the Carilion Heart & Valve Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and as a staff Interventional Cardiologist at the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Sharma has extensive training and experience in the treatment of complex coronary artery disease, heart valve replacement/repair, and cardiovascular imaging through cardiac CT. His clinical interests include: Radial (Wrist) Access for cardiac catheterization & interventions, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair, Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion to prevent stroke in Atrial Fibrillation, and the treatment of complex coronary artery disease.

Dr. Sharma has been involved as a sub-investigator in various cardiovascular clinical trials, and has published peer-reviewed manuscripts in his areas of interest and expertise. He is an active member of multiple academic societies, and serves on various societal committees/working groups in the spirit of contributing to the key decisions that drive the quality and manner in which cardiovascular care is delivered.

In his spare time, Dr. Sharma enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, jogging, and tennis.
To deliver compassionate and evidence-based cardiovascular care to save and enhance the lives of my patients.
In Practice Since
Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2017
Procedures Performed
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
Percutaneous mitral valve repair
Left atrial appendage occlusion
PFO/ASD closure
Alcohol septal ablation
Placement - percutaneous ventricular assist device
Transradial cardiac catheterization & intervention
Coronary artery angioplasty and stenting
Peripheral arterial angioplasty and stenting
Affiliations
Carilion Clinic
VTC Affiliate
Medical Education
Saint George's University School of Medicine
Undergraduate Education
University of Michigan
Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Interventional Card)
Council for Certification in CardioVascular Imaging
American Board of Internal Medicine
Degree
M.D.
Internships
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Residencies
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Fellowships
Wake Forest Baptist Medial Center
University of Florida Jacksonville
Heart & Vascular Institute | Swedish Medical Center
Interests
Structural Heart/Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Stenosis and/or Regurgitation
Mitral Stenosis and/or Regurgitation
Degenerated Surgical Heart Valves
Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)/Atrial Septal Defect
Paravalvular leak
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Coronary artery disease and stenting
Acute myocardial infarction (heart attacks)
Congestive heart failure (CHF)
Peripheral artery disease
Assessment of chest pain
Assessment of shortness of breath
Assessment of palpitations
Assessment of arrythmias
Medical management of atrial fibrillation/flutter
Given Name
Rahul
Surname
Sharma
Gender
Male
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Average Rating
4.9
Rating Count
62
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Easy Instructions
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Knew Medical History
Knew History Rating
4.8
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Spent Enough Time Rating
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