Rahul P Sharma, MBBS, FRACP

Cardiologist, Interventional cardiologist

Bio:   Dr Rahul P. Sharma, MBBS, FRACP is the Director of Structural Interventions at Stanford Healthcare and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University.

Dr Sharma graduated from Monash University and completed his medicine and cardiology training at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He completed an advanced interventional and structural fellowship at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California in 2015 before joining Cedars Sinai as Clinical Faculty, Director of the Structural Imaging Core Laboratory and Associate Director of Interventional Cardiology Research until 2019, before joining Stanford Healthcare.

Dr Sharma is an Interventional Cardiologist with specialized clinical and research interests in structural heart disease, particularly transcatheter valve therapy. He has a large volume of expertise in transcatheter aortic, mitral and tricuspid replacement, percutaneous mitral valve repair, left atrial appendage occlusion, PFO/ASD/VSD closure, alcohol septal ablation and cerebral protection. He also has expertise in CT imaging for structural heart disease. He is a clinical investigator in ongoing national multi-center research studies and clinical trials and has co-authored numerous peer reviewed, scientific articles and book chapters. Dr Sharma also serves as a national and international clinical proctor for transcatheter aortic and mitral valve implantation and percutaneous mitral valve repair and speaks regularly at major national and international cardiology meetings.

Transcatheter Heart Valve (THV) Program

Transcatheter Heart Valve (THV) Program
  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 3rd Floor, Clinic A31
  • Stanford , CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-2687
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Interventional Cardiology

Interventional Cardiology
  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 3rd Floor, Clinic A31
  • Stanford , CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-2621
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Adult Congenital Heart Program

Adult Congenital Heart Program
  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 3rd Floor, A32
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-724-9220
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Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Royal Australasian College of Physicians - Australia, Cardiology (2013)
  • Fellowship, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Interventional and Structural Cardiology, Los Angeles, CA (2015)
  • Fellowship, Alfred Hospital, Cardiology Advanced Physician Training, Melbourne, Australia (2014)
  • Fellowship, Monash Medical Center, Melbourne, Australia (2014)
  • Fellowship, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia (2013)
  • Residency, Alfred Hospital, General Medicine, Melbourne, Australia (2011)
  • Internship, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia (2011)
  • MBBS, Monash University, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Melbourne, Australia (2006)

Honors & Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching Award 2017-2018, Cedars Sinai Medical Center (2018)
  • Finalist – Alfred Health Research Prize, - (2011)
  • Finalist – Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Prize, - (2006)
  • Finalist – Prince Henry’s Institute Surgical Prize, - (2006)
  • Finalist – Royal Australian College of Physicians Research Prize, - (2012)
  • No. 1 ranked candidate overall for entrance to Cardiology Fellowship, - (2011)
  • Recipient of Academic Scholarship for Masters in Health Delivery Sciences, - (2018)
  • Winner – “Medtech’s Got Talent” Innovation Award, - (2014)
  • Winner – Alfred Health Senior Medical Staff Research Scholarship, - (2012)
  • Winner – Alfred Health Teacher of the Year Award, - (2011)
  • Winner – Alfred Health Teacher of the Year Award, - (2012)
  • Winner – Alfred Health Teaching Supervisors Award, - (2010)
  • Winner – Anglican Church Grammar School Old Boy’s Association Scholarship, - (2012)
  • Winner – Baker IDI research travel scholarship, - (2007)
  • Winner – Monash University Medical Students Teaching Award, - (2011)
  • Winner – Monash University overseas elective scholarship, - (2006)
  • Winner – Novartis research travel scholarship, - (2009)
  • Winner – Victoria Cardiology Registrar’s Research Prize, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (2011)

Administrative Appointments

  • Affiliate Member, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (2014 - Present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University (2019 - Present)
  • Director of Structural Interventions, Stanford Healthcare (2019 - Present)
  • Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians (2012 - Present)
  • Founder and President, Association of Victorian Cardiology Advanced Trainees, Australia (2011 - 2014)
  • Interventional Cardiologist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2017 - 2019)
  • Interventional Cardiologist, Stanford Health Care (2019 - Present)
  • Representative, Royal Australasian College of Physicians Victorian and Tasmanian Training Committee, Australia (2011 - 2016)
  • Research Scientist II, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center (2016 - 2017)