Practice Contact Information
Simmons Cancer Institute
315 West Carpenter Street
Web Site: http://www.siumed.edu/surgery/ent/cvs/sharma_cv.html
Areas of Interest in Head and Neck Surgery
Head and Neck Research, Head and Neck Surgeon
Dr. Arun Sharma, Assistant Professor of Surgery and an Otolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgeon at the Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, specializes in head and neck cancer surgery. Prior to joining SIU, Dr. Sharma completed a fellowship in head and neck surgical oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He completed his otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. He completed both his medical school training and Master’s in clinical research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Sharma is board certified in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.
Dr. Sharma has clinical interests in the treatment of head and neck cancer, including transoral robotic surgery. His research interests include quality of life in head and neck cancer and population-based studies of head and neck cancer outcomes.
Sharma A, Wayne S, Nikiforova MN, Johnson JT, Walvekar RR. Two sites of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: utility of loss of heterozygosity. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2008 Aug;117(8):591-3.
Sharma A, Méndez E, Yueh B, Lohavanichbutr P, Houck J Doody DR, Futran ND, Upton MP, Schwartz SM, Chen C. Human papillomavirus-positive oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer patients do not have better quality-of-life trajectories. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 May;146(5):739-45.
Sharma A, Schwartz SM, Méndez E. Hospital volume is associated with survival but not multimodality therapy in Medicare patients with advanced head and neck cancer. Cancer. 2013 May;119(10):1845-52.
Sharma A, Bhrany AD. Oral Cavity/Pharynx, Laryngeal, and Salivary Gland Cancer. Multimedia module for the American Board of Surgery SCORE curriculum, online 2013 Dec.
Golub JS, Sharma A, Samy RN. A smartphone-optimized web site for conveniently viewing otolaryngology journal abstracts. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Dec;151(6):972-5.
Schmitt NC (co-first author), Sharma A (co-first author), Gilbert MR, Kim S. Early T stage salivary duct carcinoma: outcomes and implications for patient counseling. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. In press.
Sharma A, Albergotti WG, Duvvuri U. Applications of evolving robotic technology for head and neck surgery. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. In press.