Preeti B. Sharma, M.D., is a board-certified pediatric pulmonologist who cares for young patients at Children’s Health℠. Dr. Sharma specializes in the expert care of children who suffer from conditions that affect the lungs, including asthma , cystic fibrosis, sleep-disordered breathing and bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
She earned her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 2002. Afterward, she completed a pediatrics residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx, New York. She completed a fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. In addition, she also completed a fellowship in medical ethics at the University of Chicago MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics.
Currently, Dr. Sharma serves as co-director of the Cystic Fibrosis Care Center at UT Southwestern and Children’s Health. She also is the co-director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Development Center at UT Southwestern and Children’s Health. Dr. Sharma is the pediatric specialist for the Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Center of Excellence at UT Southwestern.
Her dedication to patient care and professional excellence has resulted in numerous awards. From UT Southwestern, Dr. Sharma earned honors through the Mentorship Excellence in Developing Leaders Program and the Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments Program. She has been named Provider of the Month at Children’s Health and is recognized by D Magazine’s Best Doctors List and DFW Child’s list of Mom-Approved Doctors.
In addition to patient care, Dr. Sharma is active in research and medical education. She has published articles in various medical journals about a wide variety of topics, including obstructive sleep apnea, newborn screening for cystic fibrosis, nutrition in cystic fibrosis patients and hypoxemia in cystic fibrosis lung disease. She is also the Associate Director of the fellowship program in pediatric respiratory medicine at UT Southwestern.
Education and Training
- Medical School
- University of Chicago (2002)
- Montefiore Medical Center (2003), Pediatrics
- Montefiore Medical Center (2005), Pediatrics
- University of Chicago Hospitals & Health System (2010), Pediatric Pulmonary Diseases
Montefiore Medical Center (2006), Pediatric Pulmonary Diseases
- Board Certification
- American Board of Pediatrics/Pulmonology
Awards and Honors
- Sheila Putzel Prize
Exceptional promise as a practicing physician. (1998)
- Sheila Putzel Prize