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Reecha Sharma, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Office: Post Hall 111
Phone: (610) 660-2955
Email: rsharm02@sju.edu


Education

  • MD, India 2003
  • MS (Health Administration), SJU 2008

Professional Experience

Dr. Sharma started her career as a family physician in India. She expanded her area of expertise into healthcare administration and also conducted research at the Cleveland Clinic. She enjoys teaching people about their health and health issues, having responsibility, and using her time and knowledge to benefit others. 

As a researcher at the Center for Reproductive Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Sharma developed a sperm preservation home-use kit specifically for cancer patients. She further studies oxidative stress as a cause of male infertility, in an attempt to improve pregnancy outcomes through assisted reproductive techniques. 

Dr. Sharma is actively working with the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support. Her research interests in the field of autism are to identify physician perceptions for the prescription of psychotropic medications to children with autism spectrum disorders and identify the gaps in communication between health care practitioners and parents of children on autism spectrum. 

Her expertise in clinical medicine along with her academic interests in health administration, and her research profile make her a very diverse and unique teacher for both undergraduate and graduate students. 

Courses Taught

Undergraduate

  • Theories of Addiction and Addictive Behavior
  • Alternative Medicine/Non-Traditional Therapies
  • Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Nutrition: Health and Disease
  • Health Care Law and Ethics
  • Global Health Care

Graduate

  • Health Services Research Methods
  • Ethics of Health Care (Online)

Publications

Journal Articles

Agarwal A,  Durairajanayagam D, Tatagari S, Esteves SC,  Harlev A, Henkel R, Sharma R, …, Bashiri A(2016)Bibliometrics - Tracking Research Impact By Selecting The Appropriate Metrics. Asian Journal of Andrology . Article in press

Agarwal A, Sharma R, Harlev A, Sandro CE (2016) Effect of varicocele on semen characteristics according to the new 2010 World Health Organization criteria: a systematic review and meta‑analysis. Asian Journal of Andrology (2016) 18, 1–8.

Agarwal A, Sharma R, Gupta S, Sharma R. NextGen Home Sperm Banking Kit: Outcomes of Offsite vs Onsite Collection--Preliminary Findings. Urology. 2015 Jun;85(6):1339-45. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2015.02.044. PubMed PMID: 26099879.

Agarwal A, Sharma R, Singh A, Gupta S, Sharma RK (2015)Standardization of a novel sperm banking kit - NextGen -- to preserve sperm parameters during shipment

Agarwal A, Sharma RK, Sharma R, Assidi M, Abuzenadah AM, Alshahrani S, Durairajanayagam D, Sabanegh E. Characterizing semen parameters and their association with reactive oxygen species in infertile men. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2014 May 7;12:33. doi: 10.1186/1477-7827-12-33.

Agarwal A, Waghray A, Gupta S, Sharma R, Milas M. Cryopreservation of parathyroid tissue: an illustrated technique using the cleveland clinic protocol. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Jan;216(1):e1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2012.09.021. Epub 2012 Nov 22. PubMed PMID: 23177271.

Hamada A, Agarwal A, Sharma R, French DB, Ragheb A, Sabanegh ES Jr (2011) Empirical treatment of low-level leukocytospermia with doxycycline in male infertility patients. Urology. 2011 Dec;78(6):1320-5. PMID: 22137697

Daoud,E, Nakhla, E, Sharma, R (2010). Is iron therapy harmful for treating anemia in the setting of infection? Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine78 (3):168-70.

A Agarwal, R Sharma, V Kale, A Thiyagarajan, S Gupta, R K Sharma (2010). Effect Of Spermfuge During Centrifugation On Sperm Quality. Journal of Clinical Embryology. Vol 13 (4): 43-46.

Gupta,S, Sharma, R, Agarwal,A, Ahamdy,A (2010). Recovery, preparation, utilization and storage of spermatozoa from normal and abnormal semen and from testicular tissue. Review Article. Journal of Reproductive and Stem Cell Biotechnology, Vol 1(2):150-168. 

Book Chapters

Gupta S, Agarwal A, Sharma R, Ahmady A. (2010). Sperm banking via cryopreservation: A Review of Current Clinical Practices. In Botros Rizk, Nabil Aziz, Ashok Agarwal and Edmund Sabanegh (Ed.), Male Infertility Practice (pp. 37). Cleveland, OH. Springer

Sharma RK, Sharma R, Agarwal, A. Methods and Clinical Significance of measuring Seminal Antioxidant capacity. Oxidative Stress and Male Fertility (Editors: Agarwal/ Aitken/ Alvarez).

Grants and Awards

  • Provost Summer Research Grant, 2014- SJU
  • Kim Dao Ly Award- Cleveland Clinic