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Jyotirmay Sharma

Jyotirmay Sharma, MD

Director, Thyroid & Endocrine Surgery, Emory University Hospital

Associate Professor of General and Endocrine Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (NSQIP) Champion, Emory University Hospital

(Secondary Appointment) Medical Officer, Division of Healthcare Quality and Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)





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Dr. Sharma received his MD at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 2000, and completed his general surgery residency and endocrine surgery fellowship at Emory in 2005 and 2006, respectively.

He is heavily involved in the Department of Surgery's quality and safety efforts, particularly as chair of the Wound Infection Group (WIG), which formed with a mandate to reduce surgical site infection (SSIs) at Emory hospitals. SSIs are one of the more common healthcare-associated infections. The multidisciplinary group's agenda involves all aspects of patient care, from preoperative visits and perioperative counseling to intraoperative issues and post-op care. WIG collects outcomes data, feeds it into the ACS NSQIP database, and extracts areas from the results that need improvement. Through its various initiatives, one of which was the "Come Clean: Stop Surgical Infections Before They Start" iPad app for patients, WIG has lowered the incidence of surgical site infections at Emory hospitals.

Dr. Sharma is also a frequent faculty participant in Emory Medishare's summer surgical trips to L'Hôpital Sainte-Thérèse de Hinche in Haiti's Central Plateau, the poorest and most medically underserved region in all of Haiti. He routinely performs outpatient parathyroidectomies, outpatient thyroidectomies, and adrenalectomies using minimally invasive techniques and has published various journal articles on these techniques.


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