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 Health - 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 and Other Benign Hematology


Board Certifications

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

Education and Training

  • Medical School: B.J. Medical College, University of Poona
  • Residency: University of Louisville Hospital
  • Fellowship: University of Louisville

Featured Publications

  • Tiwari NR, Phatak S, Sharma VR, Agarwal SK. COVID-19 and thrombotic microangiopathies. Thromb Res. 2021 Jun;202:191-198. doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2021.04.012. Epub 2021 Apr 20. PMID: 33894421; PMCID: PMC8055926.
  • Tiwari NR, Chaudhari KS, Rao V, Sharma VR. Nuances in the management of acquired hemophilia A in an elderly patient with large granular lymphocytic leukemia. Blood Res. 2020 Sep 30;55(3):180-181. doi: 10.5045/br.2020.2020093. PMID: 32792468; PMCID: PMC7536565.
  • Tiwari NR, Redewad NK, Ketkar AA, Sharma VR. Elevated plasma hemoglobin in COVID-19-related illnesses: a critical appraisal. Ann Hematol. 2020 Sep 24:1–2. doi: 10.1007/s00277-020-04281-2. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32974839; PMCID: PMC7515552.
  • Tiwari NR, Chaudhari KS, Sharma R, Haas KP, Sharma VR. Antiplatelet Agents in Sepsis-Putting it all together: A Call to Action. Indian J Crit Care Med. 2020 Jun;24(6):483-484. doi: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23450. PMID: 32863646; PMCID: PMC7435098.
  • Sharma VR, Thomas SD, Miller DM, Rezzoug F. Nucleolin Overexpression Confers Increased Sensitivity to the Anti-Nucleolin Aptamer, AS1411. Cancer Invest. 2018;36(9-10):475-491. doi: 10.1080/07357907.2018.1527930. Epub 2018 Nov 5. PMID: 30396283; PMCID: PMC6396827.
  • 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. PMID: 26149602.
  • 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. PMID: 26171281; 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. PMID: 25236999.
  • Sharma VR. Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria: pathogenesis, testing, and diagnosis. Clin Adv Hematol Oncol. 2013 Sep;11 Suppl 13(9):2-8. PMID: 25856267.
  • 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. PMID: 23901357; PMCID: PMC3715776.