Titles and Roles
- Associate Professor of General and Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery
- Emory University School of Medicine
- Director, Thyroid & Endocrine Surgery
- Emory University Hospital
- Thyroid Cancer
Jyotirmay (Joe) Sharma, MD, FACS, is Associate Professor of General and Endocrine Surgery in the Division of General and GI Surgery of the Department of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Sharma also serves as Director of Thyroid and Endocrine Surgery at Emory Unviersity Hospital.
Dr. Sharma is heavily involved in the Department of Surgery's quality and safety efforts, particularly as chair of the Wound Infection Group (WIG), which formed with a mandate to reduce surgical site infection (SSIs) at Emory hospitals. SSIs are one of the more common healthcare-associated infections. The multidisciplinary group's agenda involves all aspects of patient care, from preoperative visits and perioperative counseling to intraoperative issues and post-op care.
Dr. Sharma is also a frequent faculty participant in Emory Medishare's summer surgical trips to L'Hôpital Sainte-Thérèse de Hinche in Haiti's Central Plateau, the poorest and most medically underserved region in all of Haiti. He routinely performs outpatient parathyroidectomies, outpatient thyroidectomies, and adrenalectomies using minimally invasive techniques and has published various journal articles on these techniques.
Dr. Sharma received his MD from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and comleted his general surgery residency at Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr. Sharma's recent awards include:
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2014
- Best Doctors of America, 2009, 2011
- Best Clinical Paper, Emory Research Day, 2006