Sandeep Sharma, MD, FASN
Dr. Sandeep Sharma is an Interventional Nephrologist with the Vascular Institute of Virginia.
Dr. Sharma completed a Family Medicine Residency at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, PA and did his Internal Medicine Residency and Nephrology Fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. His interventional training was under the supervision of world-renowned vascular and dialysis-access surgeon, Dr. John Ross. Dr. Sharmajoins the Vascular Institute of Virginia after having been the first Interventional Nephrologist to start a private practice in Western Pennsylvania. He was also the first Interventional Nephrologist in the state of Pennsylvania to create a fistula via endovascular technique using the WaveLinQ device.
Over the last 16 years, Dr. Sharma has performed over 16,000 dialysis access-related procedures and has served patients from all over Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, and West Virginia. He loves Interventional Nephrology because of the immediate, positive impact he can have in the life of a dialysis patient.“My patients’ vascular access is their lifeline, and I am the plumber that keeps it going,” is how he sums up his profession. “My goal in taking care of my patients is to provide them with high-quality results in an efficient manner and in an environment that lets them know they are important to me and my staff.”
Caring for dialysis patients is a team effort and requires the input of all the patient’s care providers to be successful. “I am just one small part in the overall care, but I want to make sure that my role is the one that is the least stressful for the patient.”
Outside of his practice, Dr. Sharma is actively engaged in helping to raise awareness about kidney disease. He routinely gives lectures about access care around the regionand has served as a Board Member on the National Kidney Foundation for the last 12 years.
Dr. Sharma has joinedthe Vascular Institute of Virginia to bring his expertise and passion for access care to the Northern Virginia region.“As the field of Interventional Nephrology evolves, I want to make sure that I can be at the forefront of those changes and serve my patients with the best available options for their access needs.”