Title: Interventional Cardiologist
Company: Central Cardiology Medical Center
Location: Bakersfield, California, United States
Sanjiv Sharma, MD, Interventional Cardiologist at Central Cardiology Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of cardiology.
With unparalleled expertise in cardiology, Dr. Sharma lends nearly four decades of industry experience to his role as a doctor on behalf of the Central Cardiology Medical Center in Bakersfield, California since 2000. Particularly specialized in antiplatelet therapy following coronary intervention, he is most well known for proposing the concept of a therapeutic threshold in the prevention of stent thrombosis. In addition to his role at the center, Dr. Sharma is closely involved with the Bakersfield Heart Hospital, where he is the chairperson of the department of cardiology and the director of research and education. Previously, he served as a clinical instructor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles.
Outside of his primary career endeavors, Dr. Sharma serves as a consultant with the central complaint unit for the Medical Board of California and is a former consultant at the Gerson Lehrman Group’s Healthcare and Biomedical Research Council. Well regarded for his scholarly output, he has contributed more than 65 articles to various professional journals and is the author of four chapters in books written by his colleagues in the field. Additionally, Dr. Sharma has presented his research and delivered addresses at numerous conferences and symposia.
Dr. Sharma’s exemplary performance in the field was born of his academic journey, which began at Multani Mal Modi College and Punjabi University, where he earned an undergraduate degree in 1983. He later attained a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science, which is the equivalent of a Doctor of Medicine degree, at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in 1988. To commemorate his accomplishments, Dr. Sharma has won numerous accolades, including a Gold Medal from Punjabi University, inclusion on the Honor Roll for Excellence in Academics by Multani Mal Modi College and first prizes in both pharmacology and gynecology and obstetrics.
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