Dr. Sharma is dual board-certified in physical medicine & rehabilitation and pain management. She specializes in the non-operative care of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, employing a multi-modal approach including the use of acupuncture. Dr. Sharma has studied lifestyle medicine, functional medicine, and integrative medicine through the Andrew Weill program at University of Arizona. She has studied yoga and meditation at Parmarth Niketan and mindfulness at Thomas Jefferson University. She studied acupuncture at Harvard University. Dr. Sharma completed Stanford’s Physician Wellbeing Director Course. At a national level, she serves as Co-Chair for Spine & Pain Rehabilitation for the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and on a national Opioid Task Force. Furthermore, she continues to support alternatives to opioids and is a course director for a national physician course on navigating the opioid crisis. She is a Top Doctor (multiple years in a row as voted for by her peers).
Dr. Sharma is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University who has published numerous research articles, textbook chapters, and continues to teach and lecture to residents and medical students. Her teaching skills were recognized with the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Education at Sidney Kimmel Medical College. Dr. Sharma served as a Chief Resident at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and as Chief Fellow at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Her book, THE PAIN SOLUTION: 5 Steps to Relieve and Prevent Back Pain, Muscle Pain, and Joint Pain without Medication, with a foreword by Andrew Weil, MD, comes out in May 2022.