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Mahesh S. Sharma, MD is a congenital heart surgeon at Cook Children's Medical Center and serves as Director of Surgical Outreach for the Regional Heart Program. He holds an a adjunct faculty appointment at the University North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth where he is an Associate Professor of Surgery.
Dr. Sharma graduated with Honors from The University of Texas at Austin and received his medical doctorate from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. His postdoctoral education includes completion of a surgical internship at Baylor College of Medicine and general surgery residency at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. He then pursued cardiothoracic surgical training at The University of Pittsburgh and the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh where he served as Chief Resident. He subsequently completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and cardiopulmonary transplantation at the Great Ormond Hospital for Children in London, England one Europe's leading congenital heart centers.
Dr. Sharma is the author of over 50 peer-review abstracts, journal articles, and book chapters. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and member of numerous professional societies. He has been named as one of the nation's top doctors by U.S. News in partnership with Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Dr. Sharma's major clinical interests are in complex neonatal and infant congenital heart defect repair. His research focuses on clinical outcomes and myocardial/neuroprotection in congenital cardiac surgery.
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