Vivek R. Sharma, M.D., FACP

Vivek R. Sharma, M.D., FACP

Vivek R. Sharma, M.D.

Vivek R. Sharma, M.D., FACP

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Adult Hemophilia Program
  • Director, Medical Oncology Service, GI Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic
UofL 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: B.J. Medical College,
    University of Poona (India)
  • Residency: University of Louisville Hospital
  • Fellowship: University of Louisville


Featured Publications

  • Martin RC 2nd, Scoggins CR, Schreeder M, Rilling WS, Laing CJ, Tatum CM, Kelly LR, Garcia-Monaco RD, Sharma VR, Crocenzi TS, Strasberg SM. Randomized controlled trial of irinotecan drug-eluting beads with simultaneous FOLFOX and bevacizumab for patients with unresectable colorectal liver-limited metastasis. Cancer. 2015 Oct 15;121(20):3649-58. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29534. Epub 2015 Jul 6. PubMed PMID: 26149602.
  • Ratajczak MZ, Borkowska S, Mierzejewska K, Kucia M, Mendek-Czajkowska E, Suszynska M, Sharma VA, Deptala A, Song W, Platzbecker U, Larratt L, Janowska-Wieczorek A, Maciejewski J, Ratajczak J. Further evidence that paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria is a disorder of defective cell membrane lipid rafts. J Cell Mol Med. 2015 Sep;19(9):2193-201. doi: 10.1111/jcmm.12605. Epub 2015 May 29. PubMed PMID: 26033571; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4568924.
  • Claudino WM, Dias A, Tse W, Sharma VR. Type B lactic acidosis: a rare but life threatening hematologic emergency. A case illustration and brief review. Am J Blood Res. 2015 Jun 15;5(1):25-9. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 26171281; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4497494.
  • Recht M, Neufeld EJ, Sharma VR, Solem CT, Pickard AS, Gut RZ, Cooper DL. Impact of acute bleeding on daily activities of patients with congenital hemophilia with inhibitors and their caregivers and families: observations from the Dosing Observational Study in Hemophilia (DOSE). Value Health. 2014 Sep;17(6):744-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2014.07.003. Epub 2014 Aug 14. PubMed PMID: 25236999.
  • 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.