Vikas Sharma, MD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 12/13/2022

Name: Vikas Sharma

Birth Place: Amritsar, India

Citizenship: India

Work: 30 N 1900 E, SOM 3C-127, Salt Lake City, UT 84132             

Work #: (801) 531-5311

E- mail: [email protected]


  • Sep 2015 - Aug 2017   Fellow Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Sep 2013 - Aug 2015   Resident General Surgery, Wellspan York Hospital, York, PA
  • June 2010- Oct 2012   Fellow Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Jan 2006- Mar 2009    Resident Cardiothoracic Surgery, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
  • June 2002- June 2005 Resident General Surgery, BHU, Varanasi, India
  • Aug 1996- Dec 2001     Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) DMC & H, Ludhiana, India


Professional Experience

  • Oct 2017- till date              Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery University of Utah
  • Oct 2012- Oct 2013                            Associate Consultant/Assistant Professor Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • April 2009- May 2010              Associate Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgery, Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon, India


Academic Awards

  • Scholar, Vice President’s Clinical and Translational Research Program, University of Utah 2020
  • STS/ ACS Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management Grant 2019
  • University of Utah GME Value Educator Grant 2018
  • American Association of Thoracic Surgery James L Cox Fellowship in Atrial Fibrillation Surgery Scholar 2017
  • June 2015               “Resident teacher award” and “best surgical hands” General Surgery Residency
  • May 2012              Best poster at Controversies in Cardiovascular Medicine, ACC, Minnesota Chapter
  • May 2005              Best Basic Science research award for Masters Degree in General Surgery, Indian     Association of Surgeons
  • Oct 1995              National Talent Search Competition Scholar, India



1.     Wang Z, Zhe S, Zimmerman J, Morrisey C, Tonna JE, Sharma V, Metcalf RA. Development and validation of machine learning method to predict intraoperative red blood cell transfusion in cardiothoracic surgery. Nature Scientific Reports 2022 (accepted)

2.     Deo SV, Elgudin Y, Shroyer LW, Altrabsheh MD, Sharma V, Rubelowsky MD, Cornwall L, Davierwala P, Chu D, Cmolik B. Off- pump coronary artery grafting: Department of Veteran Affairs’ utilization and outcomes. JAHA 2022 (accepted)

3.     Wislson T, Horns JJ, Sharma V, Goodwin ML, Kagawa H, Periera SJ, Mckellar SM, Selzman CH, Glotzbach JP. Minimally Invasive versus full sternotomy in the Era of TAVR: An institutional review. J of Clinical Medicine 2022;11:547

4.     Tandar A, Catino A, Sharma V. Aortic stenosis and malignancy- A shift in trajectory: Management of aortic stenosis in cancer patients. Cardiovasc Revasc Med 2021;23:66-67.

5.     Tandar A, Sharma V, Ibrahim M, Jones T, Morgan D, Montzingo C, Lee J, Bergenheire N, Silverton N, Abraham A, Welt FGP, Glotzbach JP. Preventing or minimizing acute kidney injury in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement. J Invasive Cardiol 2021;33:E32-E39.

6.     Metcalf RA, Goodfellow J, Cail K, Blaylock R, Kawamoto K, Enniss T, Galaviz C, Lim M, Reddy S, Sharma V, Wanner N. Electronic clinical decision support: evidence that default settings influence end user behavior. Transfusion;61:669-670.

7.     Luo W, Sharma V, Young D. A paper-based flexible tactile sensor array for low-cost wearable human health monitoring. Journal of Microelectromechanical systems. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. 2020;29:825-831.

8.     Zenger B, Good WW, Bergquist JA, Burton BM, Tate JD, Berkenbile L, Sharma V, MacLeod RS. Novel experimental model for studying the spatiotemporal electrical signature of acute myocardial ischemia: a translational platform. Physiol Meas. 2020;41(1):015002

9.     Khan MS, Yamashita K, Sharma V, Ranjan R, Selzman CH, Dosdall DJ. Perioperative Biomarkers Predicting Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation Risk After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Narrative Review. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020;34:1933-1941.

10. Sharma V, Glotzbach JP, Ryan J, Selaman CH.  Quality Assessment in Adult Cardiac Surger Review of The Literature. Texas Heart Journal 2020 (accepted)

11. Deo SV, Sharma V, Altarabsheh SE, Raza S, Wilson B, Elgudin Y, Cmolik B. Home health care visits may reduce the need for early readmission after coronary artery bypass grafting. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2020;S0022-5223(20)30440-2

12. Khan MS, Yamashita K, Sharma V, Ranjan R, Selaman CH, Dosdall DJ. RNAs and Gene Expression Predicting Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation in Cardiac Surgery Patients undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Journal of Clinical Medicine 2020;9:1139.

13. Yin YM, Tandar A, Sharma V, Glotzbach J, Shah RU, Dranow L, Fang JC, Drakos SG, Welt F. Acute Left Ventricular Hemodynamics Changes during Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Assessed by Real-Time Pressure-Volume Loops. JACC Intervention 2020;41:015002.

14. Jones TL, Sharma V, Glotzbach JP, Welt FGP, Tandar A. Is timing everything? Bioprosthetic valve fracture in valve-in-valve TAVR. J Card Surg. 2020;35:3242-3243.

15. Morgan AE, Howell K, Chen S, Serrone RO, Zhang Y, Wang VY, Kim JJ, Grossi E, Selzman CH, Guccione JM, Sharma V, Macleod R, Ratcliffe MB. Imaging and Computational Modeling of Tricuspid Regurgitation and Repair. Vessel Plus 2020;4:6.

16. Sharma V, Eckhauser AW, Griffiths ER, Gray RG, Martin MH, Zhang C, Presson AP, Burch PT. Pulmonary Valve Replacement: A Single Institution Comparison of Surgical and Transcatheter Valves. Ann Thorac Surg 2018;106:807-813.

17. Glotzbach JP, Sharma V, Tonna J, McKellar SH, Eckhauser A, Varghese T, Selzman. Value-driven cardiac surgery: Achieving “perfect care” after coronary artery bypass grafting. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018;156:1436-1448.

18. Tandar A, Glotzbach JP, Welt FGP, Sharma V, Browning K, Selzman, CH, Saidi A, Bull DA Successful First-in-Man Transapical Transcatheter Aortic and Mitral Valve Replacements for Severe Native Aortic and Mitral Valve Stenosis using the Edwards Certitude Delivery System. Journal of Structural Heart Disease 2017; 3:180-186.

19. Stulak JM, Sharma V, Cannon BC, Ammash N, Schaff HV, Dearani JA. Optimal surgical ablation of atrial tachyarrhythmias during correction of Ebstein anomaly. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 May;99(5):1700-5. PMID 25825196

20. Altarabsheh SE, Deo SV, Rababa'h AM, Lim JY, Cho YH, Sharma V, Jung SH, Shin E, Markowitz AH, Park SJ. Off-pump coronary artery bypass reduces early stroke in octogenarians: a meta-analysis of 18,000 patients. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 May;99(5):1568-75 PMID 25791924

21. Sharma V, Deo SV, Altarabsheh SE, Cho YH, Erwin PJ, Park SJ. Comparison of the early hemodynamics of stented pericardial and porcine aortic valves. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015 Jan;47(1):4-10. PMID 25123674

22. Sharma V, Burkhart HM, Dearani JA, Suri RM, Daly RC, Park SJ, Horner JM, Phillips SD, Schaff HV. Surgical unroofing of anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery: a single-center experience. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Sep;98(3):941-5. PMID 25038010

23. Sharma V, Deo SV, Huebner M, Dearani JA, Burkhart HM. In search of the ideal pulmonary blood source for the Norwood procedure: a meta-analysis and systematic review. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Jul;98(1):142-50. PMID24793687

24. Deo SV, Sharma V, Shah IK, Erwin PJ, Joyce LD, Park SJ. Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass graft surgery or percutaneous coronary intervention for proximal left anterior descending artery stenosis: a meta-analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Jun;97(6):2056-65. PMID 24775802

25. Deo SV, Sharma V, Altarabsheh SE, Hasin T, Dillon J, Shah IK, Durham LA 3rd, Stulak JM, Daly RC, Joyce LD, Park SJ. Hepatic and renal function with successful long-term support on a continuous flow left ventricular assist device. Heart Lung Circ. 2014 Mar;23(3):229-33. PMID 23992754

26. Deo SV, Sharma V, Cho YH, Shah IK, Park SJ. De novo aortic insufficiency during long-term support on a left ventricular assist device: a systematic review and meta-analysis. ASAIO J. 2014 Mar-Apr;60(2):183-8. PMID 24399060

27. Sharma V, Suri RM, Dearani JA, Burkhart HM, Park SJ, Joyce LD, Li Z, Schaff HV. Expanding relevance of aortic valve repair- Is earlier operation indicated? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jan;147(1):100-7. PMID 24084289

28. Sharma V, Deo SV, Park SJ, Joyce LD. Meta-analysis of staged versus combined carotid endarterectomy and coronary artery bypass grafting. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Jan;97(1):102-9. PMID 24090581

29. Sharma V, Greason KL, Nkomo VT, Schaff HV, Burkhart HM, Park SJ, Suri RM, Dearani JA. Repair of acute inferior wall myocardial infarction-related basal ventricular septal defect: transatrial versus transventricular approach. J Card Surg. 2013 Sep;28(5):475-8. PMID 23870081

30. Sharma V, Burkhart H. Double Orifice Left Atrioventricular Valve in Atrioventricular Septal Defect with and without Downs Syndrome (reply). Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 May;95(5):1844

31. Sharma V, Burkhart HM, Schaff HV, Cetta F, Cabalka A, Dearani JA. Management of zone of apposition in parachute left atrioventricular valve in atrioventricular septal defect. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 May;95(5):1665-9. PMID 23523190

32. Sharma V, Deo SV, Stulak JM, Durham LA 3rd, Daly RC, Park SJ, Baddour LM, Mehra K, Joyce LD. Driveline infections in left ventricular assist devices: implications for destination therapy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Nov;94(5):1381-6. PMID 22818961

33. Sharma V, Burkhart HM, Cetta F, Hagler DJ, Phillips SD, Dearani JA. Fontan conversion to one and one half ventricle repair. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012Oct;94(4):1269-74. PMID 22727323

34. Sharma V, Burkhart HM, Schaff HV, Cabalka AK, Grogan MA, Dearani JA. Double-orifice left atrioventricular valve in patients with atrioventricular septal defects: surgical strategies and outcome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Jun;93(6):2017-20. PMID 23608283

35. Sharma V, Goldberg H, Shears L, Kaczorowski  D. Successful management of cardiac arrest due to pulmonary embolus using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and ultrasound-accelerated catheter directed thrombolysis. Ann Thorac Surg 2016 Apr;101(4):e107-9. PMID 27000611

36. Singh J, Rana SS, Singh H, Sharma R, Sharma V. Multiple intrathoracic hydatids. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2010 Feb;18(1):88-9. PMID 20124306

37. Sharma V, Thingnam SK. Coronary to pulmonary collateral in tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary stenosis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Apr;87(4):1297. PMID 19324182

38. Singh H, Sharma V, Rana SS. Disconnection of the tip of aortic canula during cardiopulmonary bypass. Interactive Cardiovasc Thorac Surgery. 2009; 8:250.

39. Sharma V, Chauhan VS, Nath G, Kumar A, Shukla VK. Role of bile bacteria in gallbladder carcinoma. Hepatogastroenterology. 2007; 54:1622-25. PMID 19001455

40. Gopal SC, Sharma V, Chansuria JP, Gangopadhyaya AN, Singh TB. Serotonin and 5-hydroxy indole acetic acid in infantile hydrocephalus. Pediatr Surg Int. 2007; 23:571-4. PMID17380338

41. Sharma V, Kumar ST S, Sharma RR, Marwaha N, Hans R. Safety and efficacy of preoperative autologous apheresis platelet donation in coronary artery bypass grafting patients. Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2012; 28:160-4.




  • University of Utah Centre for Clinical and Translational Research Pilot Grant for Use of Amniotic Membrane to decrease post-operative atrial fibrillation following coronary artery bypass grafting.

Current Projects

  • Principle Investigator: Industry sponsored multicenter, randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled dose- ranging Phase II study of the safety and efficacy of botulinum neurotoxin (AGN-151607) injection into epicardial fat pads of cardiac surgery patients to prevent post- operative atrial fibrillation (POAF)
  • Principle Investigator: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement With the Medtronic Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement System in Patients at Low Risk for Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Co- Investigator- Predicting post-operative Atrial Fibrillation using intra-operative electrical conduction, clinical parameters and MRI characteristics of left atrium
  • Co-Principle Investigator- Patient reported outcomes following surgery for valvular heart diseases (Edwards Life Sciences Grant)

Book Chapter

  • Vikas Sharma, Aaron Eckhauser, Thomas Spray. Congenital lung Malformations: ESTS Textbook of Thoracic Surgery (2nd Edition)
  • Vikas Sharma MBBS, Gregory J Schears M.D, Joseph A Dearani, MD. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Ventricular Assist Devices. Visual Guide to Neonatal Cardiology.



  • STSA 2011- Double-Orifice Mitral Valve: Surgical Strategies and Outcome.
  • STSA 2012- Parachute Left Atrioventricular Valve in Atrioventricular Septal Defect: Should the Zone of Apposition be Closed?
  • STS 2012- Conversion to One and One Half Ventricle Repair in patients with Prior Modified Fontan.
  • ASAIO 2012- Drive Line infections in Left Ventricle Assist Devices: Implications for Destination Therapy
  • STS 2014- In Search for Ideal Source of Pulmonary Blood Flow for Stage 1 Norwood procedure: Meta-analysis and Review of Literature
  • International Academy of Cardiology 2016- Comparison of the early hemodynamics of stented pericardial and porcine aortic valves
  • CHSS Annual Meeting 2016- Surgical versus Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement for Congenital Lesions Involving the Right Ventricular Outflow Tract
  • ACC Rockies Chapter Meeting 2018- Value-Driven Care In Cardiac Surgery Defining And Achieving “Perfect Care” In CABG
  • Grand Round Presentation Dec 2018, York PA- Surgical management of Atrial Fibrillation: Creating Order from Chaos
  • STS 2021 The Documentation Conundrum: Impact of Standardize EMR Data Entry Forms Upon Society of Thoracic Surgeons Registry Data Collection
  • Octoberfest Cardiovascular Lecture Series 2021- Convergent Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Department of Cardiology Grand Round 2022- Ross Renaissance: Is it time to reconsider current practices


  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery


Professional Affiliations/ Responsibilities

  • Member of Society of Thoracic Surgeons Workforce on National Database and Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease (2022-2025)
  • Member Academic Association of Surgeons Publishing Committee 2020-Present)
  • International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Member Surgical Value Council and GME value committe University of Utah
  • Dissertation Supervisory Committee Member for medical student, Biomedical engineering


Journal Responsibilities

Reviewer for Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Journal of Surgical Research, Heart Surgery Forum, International Journal of environmental Research and Public Health