Rajeev Sharma MD

Rajeev Sharma

Rajeev Sharma
MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology

Department of Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Contact Information
UBMD Internal Medicine
1020
Youngs Rd
Amherst, New York 14221
Phone: 7169619900
Fax: 7169619913
sharma69@buffalo.edu


Patient Care

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Professional Summary:

I am a board-certified endocrinologist with a special interest in diabetes and thyroid- and cancer-associated endocrinological issues. My clinical expertise is in diabetes, thyroid nodules and the endocrine side effects of cancer drugs. I work in tandem with a team of nurses, certified diabetes educators (CDEs) and physicians to provide the best possible care to my endocrine patients. I see patients at UBMD Internal Medicine at the Conventus Center for Collaborative Medicine located on Main St. in Buffalo.

I have a simple approach toward my patients: I want them to see me as a true friend for whom their health is a top priority. I get to know my patients by asking about their hobbies, travel plans and daily chores. I avoid medical terminologies so that we can communicate without confusion and develop as equal partners in their care. I believe that the relationships I develop with my patients, along with aggressive care, help prevent long-term complications and facilitate excellent diabetes-related outcomes--in many instances avoiding amputations or stopping diabetes from progressing to chronic kidney disease (CKD).

My current research interests include checkpoint inhibitors (as a new cancer therapy), related endocrine dysfunction and the methods to recognize and manage these toxicities. I encourage residents and fellows to work with me on small research projects and present them at national meetings.

I teach medical students and residents on topics related to endocrine issues in adult patients. I also lecture to residents and fellows on diabetes, thyroid disorders and endocrine-related cancers. I emphasize with all my trainees that patients benefit maximally if health care professionals work as a team: team work minimizes errors, and it also elicits new ideas.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Endocrinology and Diabetes, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center (2013)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, New York Medical College (Metropolitan Hospital) (2011)
  • MD, Internal Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (2006)
  • Medicine, Government Medical College Jammu (2002)

Employment:

  • Assistant Professor, Medicine, Joslin Diabetes Center, Upstate Medical University Upstate Medical University (2014–2016)
  • Staff Endocrinologist, Medicine/Endocrinology, Syracuse Veteran Affairs Medical Center N/A (2014–2016)

Awards and Honors:

  • Endocrine Working Group Leader, Toxicity Management Workshop, Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (2017)
  • Fellow of American College of Endocrinology ( FACE) (2016)
  • Best Resident Award (2011)
  • 3rd Prize, WCIRS, Boston, USA (2007)


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Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (2011–2019)
  • Endocrine Society, USA (2011–2019)

Service Activities:

  • Member, Fellows in Training Committee, AACE; Member (2016–2018)

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Contact Information

UBMD Internal Medicine
1020
Youngs Rd
Amherst, New York 14221
Phone: 7169619900
Fax: 7169619913
sharma69@buffalo.edu

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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