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Rohit R. Sharma, MD $$

Pediatric Surgeon - Oncology

Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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UT Southwestern Pediatric Group


Rohit Sharma, M.D., is a surgeon at Children’s Health℠ who is one of the few surgical oncologists who specializes in soft-tissue sarcomas, melanomas and other complex skin cancers.

Dr. Sharma earned his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed a general surgery residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He joined the UT Southwestern Division of Surgical Oncology in 2009.

When Dr. Sharma meets with patients, he makes sure he spends time in person to help them understand their disease and options for treatment. He guides them through the decisions they need to make, from treatment to recovery.

"I want to be a part of the process with them, every step of the way," he says.

Dr. Sharma’s research interests include cancer metastasis, tumor immunology and health care disparities related to melanoma and soft-tissue sarcoma. He also seeks novel therapies for managing sarcomas and related tumors, especially in the areas of combination therapies and evaluating mechanisms of resistance.

Education and Training

Medical School
Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway (1999)
Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division (2006), General Surgery
University of Chicago Medicine - GME (2009), Surgical Oncology
Graduate School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2015)
Board Certification
American Board of Surgery
  • Research Interests

    • Tumor Immunology
    • Sarcoma
    • Melanoma
    • Cancer Metastasis
  • Publications

    • Comparison of prevalence and resection rates in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. Heitmiller, RF and Sharma, RR J. Thoracic and Cardiovasc. Surg. 1996 112 130-136
    • HSP70 is induced in mouse human colon tumor xenografts after sublethal radiofrequency ablation. Yang, W-L, Nair, DG, Makizumi, R, Gallos, G, Ye, X, Sharma, RR, and Ravikumar, TS Ann. Surg. Oncol. 2004 11 399-406
    • Induction of p21WAF1 expression protects colon cancer cells from apoptosis induced by cryoinjury. Sharma, RR, Ravikumar, TS, Raimo, D, and Yang, W-L Ann. Surg. Oncol. 2005 12(9) 743-752
    • Angiogenesis inhibition: the next frontier in multimodal therapy for glioblastoma multiforme. Sharma, RR and Weichselbaum, RR Nat. Clin. Pract. Oncol. 2007 4(8) 454-455
    • Preemptive surgery for premalignant foregut lesions. Sharma, RR, London, MJ, Magenta, LL, Posner, MC, and Roggin, KK J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2009 13 1874-1887
    • Therapeutic effects of ablative radiation on local tumor require CD8+ T cells: Changing strategies for cancer treatment. Lee, Y, Auh, SL, Wang, Y, Burnette, B, Wang, Y, Meng, Y, Beckett, M, Sharma, R, Chin, R, Tu, T, Weichselbaum, RR, and Fu, Y-X Blood 2009 114(3) 589-595
  • Professional Activities

    • Society of Surgical Oncology
    • Society for Melanoma Research
    • Association of Academic Surgeons
    • American Society of Clinical Oncology
    • American College of Surgeons
  • Awards and Honors

    • D Magazine Best Doctor 2020-2022
    • Golden Apple Award 2006, Best Resident Teacher, Department of Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Alber Einstein College of Medicine
    • Outstanding Resident Teacher Award 2005, Outstanding Resident Teacher, Department of Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Alber Einstein College of Medicine

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