Practice Contact Information
315 West Carpenter Street, Box 19677
Web Site: https://www.siumed.edu/surgery/faculty/arun-sharma.html
Areas of Interest in Head and Neck Surgery
Endocrine Surgery, Head and Neck Research, Head and Neck Surgeon
Dr. Arun Sharma is Assistant Professor in the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. His clinic is located at the Simmons Cancer Institute.
Dr. Sharma is a head and neck surgical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of head and neck cancer, skin cancer of the head and neck, thyroid and parathyroid neoplasms, and salivary gland neoplasms. He has advanced training in minimally invasive approaches to the head and neck, including transoral robotic surgery (TORS), transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) for laryngeal lesions and cancers, and minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT).
Dr. Sharma attended college at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his medical degree and Master’s in clinical research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency at the University of Washington in Seattle and a fellowship in advanced oncologic head and neck surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Sharma’s research is focused on understanding factors that affect head and neck cancer outcomes, with the eventual goal to implement interventions to improve outcomes. This include ongoing work on rural-urban disparities and quality of life in head and neck cancer.
Sharma A. Gene expression profiling in HPV-positive p16-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas: A path to de-intensification? JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. In press.
White J, Sharma A. Development and assessment of a transoral robotic surgery curriculum to train otolaryngology residents. ORL. In press.
Javadi P, Sharma A, Zahnd WE, Jenkins WD. Evolving disparities in the epidemiology of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers. Cancer Causes & Control. 2017 Jun;28(6): 635-45.
Tieu A, Gregory S, Kamel O, Sharma A. Mediastinal Nonseminomatous Germ Cell Tumor Metastatic to the Neck. Ann Clin Otolaryngol. 2016; 1(1): 1003.
Sharma A, Patel S, Baik FM, Mathison G, Pierce BHG, Khariwala SS, Yueh B, Schwartz SM, Méndez E. Survival and Gastrostomy Prevalence in Patients with Oropharyngeal Cancer Treated with Transoral Robotic Surgery vs Chemoradiation. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Jul;142(7):691-7.
Gilbert MR, Sharma A, Schmitt NC, Johnson JT, Ferris RL, Duvvuri U, Kim S. Salivary Duct Carcinoma: A Single-Institution, 20-Year Review of 75 Cases. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 May;142(5):489-95
Sharma A, Albergotti WG, Duvvuri U. Applications of evolving robotic technology for head and neck surgery. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2016 Mar;125(3):207-12.
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. 2015 Nov;153(5):795-8.
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.
View Dr. Sharma’s complete publication list https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Arun_Sharma81