Rajeev Sharma, MD, FACS
Assistant Clinical Professor, Surgery-Transplant

  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program, Transplant Surgery (2012)
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pediatric Transplant Surgery (2013)
  • Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester Program, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Transplant Surgery (2009)
Department: Surgery-Transplant


  • Sharma R, Wolff J, Wilpula E. Novel Technology Has Made It Possible To Diagnose A New Clinical Phenotype Of Rejection called Early Antibody Mediated Rejection, With Significant Therapeutic Implications For Renal Allograft Survival. Exp Clin Transplant. 2022 Oct;20(10):967-969. PubMed PMID: 35297327
  • Sharma R. Anti-Interleukin 6 Therapeutics for Chronic Antibody-Mediated Rejection In Kidney Transplant Recipients. Exp Clin Transplant. 2022 Aug;20(8):709-716. PubMed PMID: 34981708
  • Sharma R, Mattis AJ, Adekile A. Interleukin 6 Receptor Blockade to Treat Chronic Active Antibody-Mediated Rejection in Kidney Transplant: A Case Report With Review of Relevant Literature. Exp Clin Transplant. 2022 Jan;20(1):91-93. PubMed PMID: 33605198
  • Hussein S, Rolls J, Riddell M, Wolfe J, Sharma R. Next-Day Discharge after Kidney Transplant During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic. Exp Clin Transplant. 2021 Oct 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34763629
  • Sharma R, Zachariah M. BK Virus Nephropathy: Prevalence, Impact and Management Strategies. Int J Nephrol Renovasc Dis. 2020;13:187-192. PubMed PMID: 32821148
  • Jain A, Miller D, Schreibman I, Riley TR 3rd, Krok KL, Dohi T, Sharma R, Kadry Z. Is there increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence in liver transplant patients with direct-acting antiviral therapy?. Hepatol Int. 2019 Mar;13(2):190-198. PubMed PMID: 30680672
  • Greenleaf E, Farooq U, Jain A, DiCristina R, Kadry Z, Sharma R. Native kidney pyelonephritis as the cause of recurrent urinary tract infections in a kidney transplant recipient. Kidney Int. 2018 Mar;93(3):762. PubMed PMID: 29475548
  • Zachariah MS, Dwivedi AK, Yip CS, Chang SS, Gundroo A, Venuto RC, Tomaszewski J, Patel SK, Sharma R. Utility of Serial Protocol Biopsies Performed After 1 Year in Predicting Long-Term Kidney Allograft Function According to Histologic Phenotype. Exp Clin Transplant. 2018 Aug;16(4):391-400. PubMed PMID: 29206090
  • Sharma R, Shah N, Claus J, Patel S, Zachariah M. Toxoplasma chorioretinitis following renal transplantation. Kidney Int. 2016 Mar;89(3):724. PubMed PMID: 26880467
  • Sharma R, Tzetzo S, Patel S, Zachariah M, Sharma S, Melendy T. BK Virus in Kidney Transplant: Current Concepts, Recent Advances, and Future Directions. Exp Clin Transplant. 2016 Aug;14(4):377-84. PubMed PMID: 27267780
  • Sharma R, Patel SK, Laftavi MR, Zachariah M. Urinary obstruction from lymphocele. Kidney Int. 2015 Jan;87(1):245. PubMed PMID: 25549131
  • Gundroo A, Zachariah M, Singh N, Sharma R. Alemtuzumab (Campath-1H) experience in kidney transplantation what we have learned; current practices; and scope for the future?. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2015 Dec;20(6):638-42. PubMed PMID: 26536426
  • Laftavi MR, Pankewycz O, Kohli R, Feng L, Said M, Sharma R, Patel S. Short and long-term outcomes of systemic drainage to IVC: a new technique for pancreas transplantation. Transplant Proc. 2014 Jul-Aug;46(6):1900-4. PubMed PMID: 25131066
  • Laftavi MR, Pankewycz O, Gruessner A, Brian M, Kohli R, Feng L, Said M, Sharma R, Patel S. Long-term outcomes of pancreas after kidney transplantation in small centers: is it justified?. Transplant Proc. 2014 Jul-Aug;46(6):1920-3. PubMed PMID: 25131071
  • Laftavi MR, Sharma R, Feng L, Said M, Pankewycz O. Induction therapy in renal transplant recipients: a review. Immunol Invest. 2014;43(8):790-806. PubMed PMID: 25296234
  • Sharma R, Crowley J, Squires R, Bond G, Sindhi R, Mazariegos G, Soltys K. Neonatal acute liver failure complicated by patent ductus venosus: diagnosis and management. Liver Transpl. 2013 Sep;19(9):1049-52. PubMed PMID: 23873802
  • Sharma R. Fibromuscular dysplasia of the renal artery in a kidney donor may cause long-term complications. Exp Clin Transplant. 2012 Dec;10(6):621. PubMed PMID: 23216568
  • Kashyap R, Safadjou S, Chen R, Mantry P, Sharma R, Patil V, Maloo M, Ryan C, Marroquin C, Barry C, Ramaraju G, Maliakkal B, Orloff M. Living donor and deceased donor liver transplantation for autoimmune and cholestatic liver diseases--an analysis of the UNOS database. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Sep;14(9):1362-9. PubMed PMID: 20617395
  • Sharma R, Kashyap R, Jain A, Safadjou S, Graham M, Dwivedi AK, Orloff M. Surgical complications following liver transplantation in patients with portal vein thrombosis--a single-center perspective. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Mar;14(3):520-7. PubMed PMID: 19960270
  • Bonatti H, Harthun NL, Sharma R, Brayman K, Sawyer RG, Hagspiel KD. Fibromuscular dysplasia of the right kidney in a woman who donated her left kidney. Transpl Int. 2010 Jul;23(7):e35-8. PubMed PMID: 20070624
  • Sharma R. Role of liver transplantation for surgical management of malignant liver tumors. J Cancer Res Ther. 2010 Apr-Jun;6(2):233-4. PubMed PMID: 20622377
  • Jain A, Sharma R, Ryan C, Safadjou S, Kashyap R, Mantry P, Maliakkal B, Orloff M. Response to antiviral therapy in liver transplant recipients with recurrent hepatitis C viral infection: a single center experience. Clin Transplant. 2010 Jan-Feb;24(1):104-11. PubMed PMID: 19239480
  • Jain A, Fiaz O, Sheikh B, Sharma R, Safadjou S, Kashyap R, Bryan L, Batzold P, Orloff M. Recurrent nonhepatic and de novo malignancies after liver transplantation. Transplantation. 2009 Sep 15;88(5):706-10. PubMed PMID: 19741469
  • Kashyap R, Ryan C, Sharma R, Maloo MK, Safadjou S, Graham M, Tretheway D, Jain A, Orloff M. Liver grafts from donors with central nervous system tumors: a single-center perspective. Liver Transpl. 2009 Oct;15(10):1204-8. PubMed PMID: 19790151
  • Jain A, Nemitz P, Sharma R, Sheikh B, Safadjou S, Vetter M, Brayan L, Batzold P, Kashyap R, Orloff M. Incidence of abdominal wall numbness post-liver transplantation and its complications. Liver Transpl. 2009 Nov;15(11):1488-92. PubMed PMID: 19877215
  • Sharma R. Living donor liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: is surgeon a prognostic factor?. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2009 Mar-Apr;28(2):78; author reply 78-9. PubMed PMID: 19696998
  • Kashyap R, Mantry P, Sharma R, Maloo MK, Safadjou S, Qi Y, Jain A, Maliakkal B, Ryan C, Orloff M. Comparative analysis of outcomes in living and deceased donor liver transplants for primary sclerosing cholangitis. J Gastrointest Surg. 2009 Aug;13(8):1480-6. PubMed PMID: 19430850
  • Jain A, Venkataramanan R, Sharma R, Kwong T, Abt P, Orloff M, Kashyap R, Tsoulfas G, Bozorgzadeh A. Pharmacokinetics of mycophenolic acid in live donor liver transplant patients vs deceased donor liver transplant patients. J Clin Pharmacol. 2008 May;48(5):547-52. PubMed PMID: 18440919
  • Tretheway D, Jain A, LaPoint R, Sharma R, Orloff M, Milot P, Bozorgzadeh A, Ryan C. Should trichrome stain be used on all post-liver transplant biopsies with hepatitis C virus infection to estimate the fibrosis score?. Liver Transpl. 2008 May;14(5):695-700. PubMed PMID: 18324621
  • Kashyap R, Bozorgzadeh A, Abt P, Tsoulfas G, Maloo M, Sharma R, Patel S, Dombroski D, Mantry P, Safadjou S, Jain A, Orloff M. Stratifying risk of biliary complications in adult living donor liver transplantation by magnetic resonance cholangiography. Transplantation. 2008 Jun 15;85(11):1569-72. PubMed PMID: 18551061
  • Sharma R. Radiofrequency ablation should not be considered as an alternative to surgical resection. J Cancer Res Ther. 2008 Jul-Sep;4(3):144; author reply 145. PubMed PMID: 18923210
  • Sharma R. Limited resection procedures for carcinoid of ampulla of Vater. Indian J Cancer. 2008 Jan-Mar;45(1):37. PubMed PMID: 18453741
  • Jain A, Venkataramanan R, Sharma R, Kwong T, Orloff M, Abt P, Kashyap R, Tsoulfas G, Batzold P, Williamson M, Bozorgzadeh A. Pharmacokinetics of tacrolimus in living donor liver transplant and deceased donor liver transplant recipients. Transplantation. 2008 Feb 27;85(4):554-60. PubMed PMID: 18347534
  • Jain A, Sharma R, Ryan C, Tsoulfas G, Orloff M, Abt P, Kashyap R, Batzold P, Sauberman L, Safadjou S, Graham M, Bozorgzadeh A. Potential immunological advantage of intravenous mycophenolate mofetil with tacrolimus and steroids in primary deceased donor liver transplantation and live donor liver transplantation without antibody induction. Liver Transpl. 2008 Feb;14(2):202-9. PubMed PMID: 18236395
  • Sharma R, Kasliwal DK, Sharma RG. Evaluation of negative appendicectomy rate in cases of suspected acute appendicitis and to study the usefulness of ultrasonography in improving the diagnostic accuracy. Indian J Surg. 2007 Oct;69(5):194-7. PubMed PMID: 23132981
  • Sharma R, Rajasekar MR, Raghuvanshi A. Immunosuppression strategies after liver transplantation: a single centre experience in 57 liver transplant recipients. Indian J Surg. 2007 Oct;69(5):187-90. PubMed PMID: 23132979
  • Nickels M, Jain A, Sharma R, Orloff M, Tsoulfas G, Kashyap R, Bozorgzadeh A. Polysubstance abuse in liver transplant patients and its impact on survival outcome. Exp Clin Transplant. 2007 Dec;5(2):680-5. PubMed PMID: 18194121
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Specialty Information

  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons certification in Kidney, Liver and Pancreas Transplant Surgery, Specialized Training (2012)
  • Diplomate of National Board in General Surgery (awarded by National Board of Medical Examiners, New Delhi, India), Board Certification (2007)
  • Senior Residency in Surgical Oncology (All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India), Specialized Training (2007)
  • Master of Surgery (M.S.) in General Surgery (University of Rajasthan, India), Other (2003)
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) - University of Rajasthan, India, Other (2000)

General Information

  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Program, Transplant Surgery (2012)
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pediatric Transplant Surgery (2013)
  • Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester Program, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Transplant Surgery (2009)
Department: Surgery-Transplant
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