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Ashwani Kumar Sharma, M.D.

Ashwani Kumar Sharma, M.D.

Imaging Sciences

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About Me

Professional Background

Dr. Ashwani Sharma is an Associate Professor of Interventional Radiology at University of Rochester Medical Center. He completed his medical degree at Maulana Azad Medical College at Delhi University, India. His residency training included programs in Radiodiagnosis and Neuroradiology. Dr. Sharma...
Dr. Ashwani Sharma is an Associate Professor of Interventional Radiology at University of Rochester Medical Center. He completed his medical degree at Maulana Azad Medical College at Delhi University, India. His residency training included programs in Radiodiagnosis and Neuroradiology. Dr. Sharma's fellowships were obtained at University of Rochester Medical Center in Neuroradiology and Interventional Radiology.

Dr. Sharma is the Director of Interventional Oncology in Imaging Sciences and his current research activities include Y90 in primary and secondary liver tumors.
He is also currently working on the role of PDT in body abscesses. His other special interests include varicose vein treatments and transplant interventions. In addition, he has made presentations at several national meetings, published articles in medical journals and several web cases.

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Imaging Sciences (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2008 - 2009

Fellowship, Neuroradiology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2007 - 2008

Fellowship, Neuroradiology, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2006 - 2007

Fellowship, Neuroradiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (India). 2002 - 2005

Fellowship, Neuroradiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (India). 2001 - 2002

Residency, Radiology, General, Indira Ghandi Medical College (India). 1998 - 2001

Internship, Radiology, General, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College/Hospital (India). 1996 - 1997

Education

MBBS | Maulana Azad Medical College (India). 1997

Awards

Fischer Fund Grant. 2014

Lawrence G. Sahler I CARE Award. 2014

Certificate of 'Excellence in Research'. 2008

First Prize at Fifth Annual Conference. 2003

Publications

Journal Articles

Coronavirus disease 2019-related hepatic transplant pseudoaneurysm.

Kapoor S, Tomiyama K, Orloff MS, Sharma AK

Journal of vascular surgery cases and innovative techniques.. 2024 June 10 (3):101469. Epub 03/04/2024.

Safety and Feasibility of Photodynamic Therapy for Percutaneous Image-guided Abdominopelvic Abscess Drainage: Phase 1 Trial.

Baran TM, Bass DA, Christensen L, Longbine E, Favella MD, Foster TH, Sharma AK

Radiology.. 2024 March 310 (3):e232667. Epub 1900 01 01.

Sclerotherapy of the Post renal Transplant Lymphoceles: A Meta-Analysis.

des Bordes U, Hoang T, Dale BS, Sharma AK

Transplantation proceedings.. 2024 February 16 Epub 02/16/2024.

Treatment planning for photodynamic therapy of abscess cavities using patient-specific optical properties measured prior to illumination.

Li Z, Hannan MN, Sharma AK, Baran TM

Physics in medicine and biology.. 2024 February 5 Epub 02/05/2024.

First in human measurements of abscess cavity optical properties and methylene blue uptake prior to photodynamic therapy by diffuse reflectance spectroscopy.

Hannan MN, Sharma AK, Baran TM

Journal of biomedical optics.. 2024 February 29 (2):027002. Epub 02/27/2024.

Combination therapy of dual sclerosants with glue embolization of calcitrant pancreatico-cutaneous fistula.

des Bordes U, Sharma AK

Radiology case reports.. 2024 January 19 (1):227-229. Epub 11/02/2023.

How to Deal with Burnout in Interventional Radiology?

Wicks JS, Sharma M, Sharma AK

Cardiovascular and interventional radiology.. 2023 August 46 (8):1064-1065. Epub 05/22/2023.

Comparable and Complimentary Modalities for Treatment of Small-Sized HCC: Surgical Resection, Radiofrequency Ablation, and Microwave Ablation.

Wicks JS, Dale BS, Ruffolo L, Pack LJ, Dunne R, Laryea MA, Hernandez-Alejandro R, Sharma AK

Journal of clinical medicine.. 2023 July 2912 (15)Epub 07/29/2023.

Photodynamic Therapy of an Abdominal Abscess at the Time of Percutaneous Drainage.

Baran TM, Sharma AK

Cardiovascular and interventional radiology.. 2023 July 18 Epub 07/18/2023.

Preliminary measurements of optical properties in human abscess cavities prior to methylene blue photodynamic therapy.

Hannan MN, Sharma AK, Baran TM

Proceedings of SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering.. 2023 12359 Epub 03/14/2023.

Gastrointestinal Tract Injury by Yttrium-90 Appears Largely Restricted to Resin Microspheres But Can Occur Years After Embolization.

Feely M, Tondon R, Gubbiotti M, Stashek KM, Numbere N, Huber AR, Sharma AK, Geller BS, Salaria SN, Gonzalez RS

The American journal of surgical pathology.. 2022 April 8 Epub 04/08/2022.

The utilization of CTA in management of gastrointestinal bleeding in a tertiary care center ED. Are we using it enough?

Stewart K, Sharma AK

The American journal of emergency medicine.. 2021 January 39 :60-64. Epub 01/11/2020.

Rethinking time to exchange: Outcomes of nephrostomy tube placement in pregnancy.

Kapoor SR; Maldow DJ; Baran TM; Sharma AK.

JVIR. 2021; 32(8): 1231-1233.

COVID-19 Related Mortality During Management of a Hepatic Abscess.

Elliott R, Ohene Baah N, Grossman VA, Sharma AK

Journal of radiology nursing.. 2020 December 39 (4):271-274. Epub 09/22/2020.

Pneumothorax.

Baah NO, Sharma AK

Journal of emergency nursing.. 2020 November 46 (6):895. Epub 1900 01 01.

Shoulder Joint.

Baah NO, Sharma AK

Journal of emergency nursing.. 2020 September 46 (5):711. Epub 1900 01 01.

Percutaneous Thrombin Injection for Treatment of a Hepatic Arterial Pseudoaneurysm after the Placement of a Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt.

Oppenheimer DC; Jones L; Sharma AK.

J Clin Imaging Sci. 2019; 9: 20.

Attenuation of shear waves in normal and steatotic livers.

Sharma AK, Reis J; Oppenheimer DC; Rubens DJ; Ormachea J; Hah Z; Parker KJ.

Ultrasound Med Biol. 2019; 45(4): 895-901.

TIPS performed in a patient with complete portal vein thrombosis.

Sharma AK, Kaufman DC

Radiology case reports.. 2017 June 12 (2):327-330. Epub 02/20/2017.

Feasibility of transfemoral hepatic vein/wedged portal venous pressure measurement in total artificial heart.

Sharma AK, Huang J, Vidula H, Alexis J, Lehoux JM

Radiology case reports.. 2017 June 12 (2):340-342. Epub 04/12/2017.

Looking Beyond INR of 1.5 and Fresh Frozen Plasma in Liver Disease.

Sharma AK, Sharma M, Refaai MA

Cardiovascular and interventional radiology.. 2016 December 39 (12):1795-1796. Epub 06/03/2016.

Comparison of outcomes between SBRT, yttrium-90 radioembolization, transarterial chemoembolization, and radiofrequency ablation as bridge to transplant for hepatocellular carcinoma.

Mohamed M, Katz AW, Tejani MA, Sharma AK, Kashyap R, Noel MS, Qiu H, Hezel AF, Ramaraju GA, Dokus MK, Orloff MS

Advances in radiation oncology.. 2016 1 (1):35-42. Epub 12/29/2015.

Supraumbilical rash caused by nontarget radioembolization to the falciform artery.

Sharma AK, Foster TH, Katz A, Lee DE, Waldman DL

Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR.. 2014 March 25 (3):483-4. Epub 1900 01 01.

Preoperative Fiducial Coil Placement Facilitates Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Excision of Retroperitoneal Small Solitary Metastasis of Kidney Cancer.

Agrawal, V.; Sharma, A.; Wu, G.

Urology. 2014; 84(5): e21-2.

Preoperative evaluation of spinal vascular malformation by MR angiography: how reliable is the technique: case report and review of literature.

Sharma AK, Westesson PL

Clinical neurology and neurosurgery.. 2008 May 110 (5):521-4. Epub 03/21/2008.

MRI sign of nodular fasciitis: a case report.

Sharma AK, Scott G, Westesson PL

Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics.. 2008 May 105 (5):e53-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

Preoperative evaluation of spinal vascular malformation by MR angiography: How reliable is the technique. Case report and review of literature.

Sharma, AK; Westesson, PL.

Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 2008; 110(5): 521-4.

Measurement of peak CSF flow velocity at cerebral aqueduct, before and after lumbar CSF drainage, by use of phase contrast MRI: technique validation and utility in the management of idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus.

Sharma, AK; Gaikwad, S.; Gupta, V.; Garg, A.; Mishra, N.

Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 2008; 110(4): 363-8.

MRI sign of Nodular Fasciitis - A Case Report.

Sharma, AK; Westesson, PL.

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology & Endodontology. 2008; 105(5): e53-6.

Primary Ewing's sarcoma of the sphenoid bone with unusual imaging features: a case report.

Sharma, AK; Garg, A.; Mishra, NK; Gaikwad, SB; Sharma, MC; Gupta, V.; Suri, A.

Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2005; 107(6): 528-531.

Primary osteosarcoma of the skull. A report of 3 cases.

Chander, B.; Ralte, AM; Dahiya, S.; Sharma, MC; Mahapatra, AK; Sharma, AK; Mukhopadhyay, S.; Sarkar, C.

J Neurosurg Sci. 2003; 47(3): 177-181.

Books

Ultrasound Clinics (2013)

Chapter: Duplex Ultrasonography in the Management of Varicose Veins

Authors: Sharma AK, Drumsta D, Lee DE

Publisher: Elsevier 2013

Ultrasound Clinics (2013)

Chapter: Ultrasound Imaging and Interventional Treatment of Portal Vein Thrombosis

Authors: Kaproth-Joslin K, Sharma AK, Rubens D

Publisher: Elsevier 2013

Ultrasound Clinics (2013)

Chapter: Hepatic Artery After Liver Transplant: Ultrasonographic Diagnosis for Intervention.

Authors: Fang A, Sharma AK, Rubens D

Publisher: Elsevier 2013

Basic (Body) Interventional Radiology Principles. Fast Facts for the radiology nurse. An orientation and nursing care guide. (2013)

Authors: Baah NO, Sharma AK.

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Interventions for Varicose Veins. Fast Facts for the radiology nurse. An orientation and nursing care guide (2013)

Authors: Baah NO, Sharma AK.

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Central Venous Catheters, Implantable Devices, and Dialysis Access. Fast Facts for the radiology nurse. An orientation and nursing care guide (2013)

Authors: Baah NO, Sharma AK.

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Vertebral Body Augmentation and Percutaneous Ablation. Fast Facts for the radiology nurse. An orientation and nursing care guide (2013)

Authors: Baah NO, Sharma AK.

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Transarterial Access for Oncologic Interventions. Fast Facts for the radiology nurse. An orientation and nursing care guide (2013)

Authors: Baah NO, Sharma AK.

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Peripheral Artery Disease and Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia. Fast Facts for the radiology nurse. An orientation and nursing care guide (2013)

Authors: Baah NO, Sharma AK.

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Biliary Procedures. Fast Facts for the radiology nurse. An orientation and nursing care guide (2013)

Authors: Sharma AK.

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Percutaneous Procedures. Fast Facts for the radiology nurse. An orientation and nursing care guide (2013)

Authors: Sharma AK.

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Filters and Foreign Bodies. Fast Facts for the radiology nurse. An orientation and nursing care guide (2013)

Authors: Sharma AK

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Sterile field and aseptic technique. Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse: An Orientation and Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell (2013)

Authors: Sawan A, Sharma A

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Coagulation Status and Homeostasis. Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse: An Orientation and Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell (2013)

Authors: Sawan A, Sharma A

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

General Critical Patient Management. Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse: An Orientation and Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell (2013)

Authors: Sawan A, Sharma A

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Anesthesia. Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse: An Orientation and Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell (2013)

Authors: Sawan A, Sharma A

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Vena Caval Filter Retrieval. Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse: An Orientation and Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell (2013)

Authors: Sawan A, Sharma A

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Trauma and Solid Organ Embolization. Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse: An Orientation and Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell (2013)

Authors: Sawan A, Sharma A

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Thoracentesis. Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse: An Orientation and Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell (2013)

Authors: Sawan A, Sharma A

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Venography. Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse: An Orientation and Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell (2013)

Authors: Sawan A, Sharma A

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Vena Caval Filters. Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse: An Orientation and Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell (2013)

Authors: Sawan A, Sharma A

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts (TIPS). Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse: An Orientation and Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell (2013)

Authors: Sawan A, Sharma A

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Fallopian Tube Recanalization. Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse: An Orientation and Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell (2013)

Authors: Sawan A, Sharma A

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Central Venous Catheters. Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse: An Orientation and Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell (2013)

Authors: Sawan A, Sharma A

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Totally Implantable Venous Access System or Portacath. Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse: An Orientation and Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell (2013)

Authors: Sawan A, Sharma A

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Aortic Interventions. Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse: An Orientation and Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell (2013)

Authors: Sawan A, Sharma A

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Sclerotherapy. Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse: An Orientation and Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell (2013)

Authors: Sawan A, Sharma A

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Embolization of Pulmonary Vascular Abnormalities. Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse: An Orientation and Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell (2013)

Authors: Sawan A, Sharma A

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty. Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse: An Orientation and Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell (2013)

Authors: Sawan A, Sharma A

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Uterine Artery Embolization. Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse: An Orientation and Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell (2013)

Authors: Sawan A, Sharma A

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Varicose Vein. Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse: An Orientation and Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell (2013)

Authors: Sawan A, Sharma A

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013

Dialysis Fistulas and Dialysis Atriovenous Graft. Fast Facts for the Radiology Nurse: An Orientation and Nursing Care Guide in a Nutshell (2013)

Authors: Sawan A, Sharma A

Publisher: Springer, New York 2013