Mahesh Sharma, MD


Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Education and Training

MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX - 1998
Residency in General Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Houston, TX - 2002
Residency in General Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Boston, MA - 2004
Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery, The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA - 2006
Fellowship, Specialist Registrar, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Cardiothoracic Unit, London, United Kingdom - 2007

Professional Activities

Society Memberships:
International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
The American Heart Association
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
Cornelius Sedgewick Surgical Society
Henry T. Bahnson Alumni Association of The University of Pittsburgh

Humanitarian Activities:
International Children’s Heart Foundation
Novick Cardiac Alliance

Journal Reviewing and Editorial Boards

Annals of Thoracic Surgery
ASAIO Journal
Journal of Heart and Vessels
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Research Interests

Neuro-protection in congenital heart surgery
Artificial heart technology
Single ventricle physiology


  1. Ladd's procedure in functional single ventricle and heterotaxy syndrome: does timing affect outcome? Sharma MS, Guleserian KJ, Forbess JM. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Apr;95(4):1403-7; discussion 1407-8..
  2. Bilateral pulmonary artery banding for resuscitation in high-risk, single-ventricle neonates and infants: a single-center experience.  Guleserian KJ, Barker GM, Sharma MS, Macaluso J, Huang R, Nugent AW, Forbess JM.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Jan;145(1):206-13; discussion 213-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2012.09.063.
  3. The impact of temperature and pump flow rate during selective cerebral perfusion on regional blood flow in piglets.  Wang J, Ginther RM, Riegel M, Huang R, Sharma MS, Guleserian KJ, Forbess JM. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Jan;145(1):188-94; discussion 194-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2012.09.055. Epub 2012 Nov 7.
  4. Ventricular assist device support in children and adolescents with heart failure: The Children's Medical Center of Dallas experience.  Sharma MS, Forbess JM, Guleserian KJ. Artif Organs. 2012 Jul;36(7):635-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1594.2012.01443.x. Epub 2012 Apr 12.
  5. Surgical approaches for single ventricle palliation.  Sharma MS, Kostolny M, de Leval MR, Tsang VT. Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg. 2007 Jan 1;2007(1018):mmcts.2006.002394. doi: 10.1510/mmcts.2006.002394.
  6. Wound complications associated with the submammary incision for repair of congenital heart defects in female patients.  Morell VO, Wearden PD, Sharma MS. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Dec;132(6):1475-6. No abstract available. 
  7. Ventricular assist device support in children and adolescents as a bridge to heart transplantation.  Sharma MS, Webber SA, Morell VO, Gandhi SK, Wearden PD, Buchanan JR, Kormos RL. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Sep;82(3):926-32.  
  8. Robotic implantation of a multichamber cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator.  Shalaby A, Sharma MS, Zenati MA.  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2006 Aug;29(8):906-9. 
  9. Pulsatile paracorporeal assist devices in children and adolescents with biventricular failure. Sharma MS, Webber SA, Gandhi SK, Morell VO, Winowich S, Buchanan JR, Kormos RL. ASAIO J. 2005 Sep-Oct;51(5):490-4.