Vivek R. Sharma, M.D., FACP

Vivek R. Sharma, M.D., FACP

Vivek R. Sharma, M.D.

Vivek R. Sharma, M.D., FACP

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
James Graham Brown Cancer Center
529 South Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40202

502-852-2522 - Academic Office
502-562-4370 - Patient Appointments

Clinical Expertise
Medical Oncology - Gastrointestinal; Hemophilia


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Internal Medicine / Medical Oncology / Hematology


Education and Training

  • Medical School: University of Poona, India
  • Residency: University of Louisville Hospital
  • Fellowship: University of Louisville


Recent Publications

  • Vinayek N, Sharma V. A combination of bortezomib and rituximab yields a dramatic response in a woman with highly refractory immune thrombocytopenic purpura: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2014 Jan 15;8:19. doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-8-19. PubMed PMID: 24428822; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3917596.
  • Sharma VR. Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria: Pathogenesis, Testing and Diagnosis. Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology, Volume 11, Issue 9, Supplement 13 (September 2013)
  • Bhatt G, Li XF, Jain A, Sharma VR, Pan J, Rai A, Rai SN, Civelek AC. The normal variant (18)F FDG uptake in the lower thoracic spinal cord segments in cancer patients without CNS malignancy. Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2013 Jul 10;3(4):317-25. Print 2013. PubMed PMID: 23901357; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3715776.
  • Martin RC 2nd, Scoggins CR, Tomalty D, Schreeder M, Metzger T, Tatum C, Sharma V. Irinotecan drug-eluting beads in the treatment of chemo-naive unresectable colorectal liver metastasis with concomitant systemic fluorouracil and oxaliplatin: results of pharmacokinetics and phase I trial. J Gastrointest Surg. 2012 Aug;16(8):1531-8. doi: 10.1007/s11605-012-1892-8. Epub 2012 Apr 24. PubMed PMID: 22528576.
  • Xiang D, Sharma VR, Freter CE, Yan J. Anti-tumor monoclonal antibodies in conjunction with β-glucans: a novel anti-cancer immunotherapy. Curr Med Chem. 2012;19(25):4298-305. Review. PubMed PMID: 22834812.
  • Golub DV, Civelek AC, Sharma VR. A regimen of taxol, Ifosfamide, and platinum for recurrent advanced squamous cell cancer of the anal canal. Chemother Res Pract. 2011;2011:163736. doi: 10.1155/2011/163736. Epub 2011 Jun 15. PubMed PMID: 22295202; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3265251.
  • Kang KA, Ren Y, Sharma VR, Peiper SC. Near real-time immuno-optical sensor for diagnosing single point mutation: a model system: sensor for factor V Leiden diagnosis. Biosens Bioelectron. 2009 May 15;24(9):2785-90. doi: 10.1016/j.bios.2009.02.004. Epub 2009 Feb 20. PubMed PMID: 19318242; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2718714.
  • Sharma VR, Brannon MA, Carloss EA. Effect of omeprazole on oral iron replacement in patients with iron deficiency anemia. South Med J. 2004 Sep;97(9):887-9. PubMed PMID: 15455980.
  • Sharma VR, Fleming DR, Yam LT. Solitary plasmacytoma in the setting of Langerhans cell histiocytosis. Hematology. 2002 Aug;7(4):253-8. PubMed PMID: 14972787.