Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Neal Sharma, MD, is a pediatrics resident at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa.
Dr. Sharma graduated from the University of Tulsa with a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a focus on health insurance payment reform. As a former Oklahoma state champion in policy debate, he served as a debate coach for the Jenks High School policy debate team, helping them win the state championship as well. While at TU, he was awarded the Jess Chouteau Award for Outstanding Senior and the Medicine Wheel Award for meritorious contributions to the Tulsa community.
Dr. Sharma went on to complete medical school at the University of Oklahoma. He credits his father, the late Dr. Bhushan Sharma, a pediatric infectious disease physician in Tulsa for 25 years, for his early interest in pediatrics. Dr. Sharma believes there is nothing more meaningful and motivating than saving children’s lives. Upon graduating from medical school, he was awarded the Daniel C. Plunkett Award for Outstanding Medical Student in Pediatrics.
Dr. Sharma is interested in pursuing fellowship training in cardiology. In addition, he is passionate about combining his interests in medicine, economics, and policy to advance pediatric public health. Outside of work, Dr. Sharma spends his free time focused on fitness, travel, live music, and reading.
Dr. Sharma was recently appointed as a Resident Representative to the OKAAP Chapter Board. He will be taking the place of Megan Woslager, MD who has completed her residency and taken an opportunity out of state. Best of luck, Dr. Woslager, and welcome, Dr. Sharma!