Dr Shashank Sharma is a Respiratory Consultant and provides care that is respectful and responsive to individual patient needs. He is passionate about taking a holistic approach in managing patients with chronic respiratory conditions.
Dr Sharma completed his MBBS in India from TN Dr M.G.R Medical University in Chennai in 2002. To pursue his interest in Respiratory Medicine, he continued his quest and in 2004 graduated with a Diploma in TB and Chest Medicine from VP Chest Institute in Delhi.
Dr Sharma joined the NHS in UK in 2004 and commenced his journey towards becoming a Respiratory Consultant. He completed his core medical training in Wales and then moved to London to complete his higher training in Respiratory Medicine.
Dr Sharma received Best Newcomer Prize in April 2008 during first year of Higher training. During this time, he completed his Post Graduate Certificate in Medical education to further his interest in the medical education . In 2014 he successfully finished his training and became a Respiratory Consultant.
Dr Sharma practices at the NHS Ashford and St Peters Hospital (ASPH), where he has introduced Medical Thoracoscopy which is a highly regarded service. He has also set up collaborative MDT with Royal Brompton Hospital to improve the care of patients with Pulmonary Fibrosis at ASPH.
Dr Sharma is also the Respiratory lead for Undergraduate education and regularly conduct outreach educational sessions in Primary care .
At ASPH, Dr Sharma, as the Respiratory Lead, has led the departmental response to the Covid-19 Pandemic and has developed an expertise in acute as well as Chronic/ Long Covid. Along with his colleagues, He developed virtual clinics for the management of Covid-19 patients using home oximetry. This has now become a national practice during the second wave of Covid-19.
Dr Sharma has received Clinical Excellence awards in 2017 and 2020.
MBBS TN Dr. M G R Medical University, Chennai , India 2001
Diploma in TB and Chest Diseases VP Chest Institute, Delhi, India 2004
PgCert in Healthcare and Biomedical Education March 2014
MRCP Respiratory British Thoracic Society 2011
FRCP Royal College of Physicians, London 2017
Reference number 6072505
Details of entry to specialist register
Shashank Sharma, 2014
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians