Mayur Sharma, M.D.

Neurosurgery Resident

Department of Neurological Surgery


Contact Dr. Sharma 220 Abraham Flexner Way, Suite 1500

Dr. Mayur Sharma was born and raised in India. He came to the United States after completion of residency in Neurological surgery from the reputed Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Hospital in Mumbai, India. Prior to neurosurgical training, Dr. Sharma completed his medical school and residency in general surgery from Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, both in Mumbai, India, with honors. He won the Dr. Balinga and B. Braun awards during his tenure.

Dr. Sharma completed a skull base and cerebrovascular research fellowship at Louisiana State University followed by clinical fellowships in functional neurosurgery at Ohio State University (CAST accredited), neurosurgical-oncology at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, and a spine fellowship at the University of Louisville (CAST accredited).

Following these fellowships, Dr. Sharma joined the department of Neurological Surgery at University of Louisville as a Neurosurgery resident in 2018. Dr. Sharma has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, written several book chapters, and presented at several national and international meetings including CNS and AANS. Dr. Sharma has won several awards which include WFNS Young Neurosurgeon award. Dr. Sharma's research on opioid use in patients with spine problems gained widespread media coverage (Science Mag, Science Codex, UofL Press). He has also received the resident research and junior resident awards 2018-2019 at UofL. He is an elected full member of Sigma Xi, a scientific research honor society and was named the Alpha-Omega-Alpha In-physician Training award in March 2020.

Dr. Sharma's current research interests include health care and clinical outcomes in patients with a variety of spine pathologies and brain tumors including socio-economic impact of various surgical interventions. Dr. Sharma is also involved in creating innovative imaging techniques using large animal to prognosticate clinical outcomes in patients with spinal cord injuries.

Outside work he enjoys to spend time with his family, play tennis, and listen to music.

Dr. Sharma's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.