Research Associate Professor of Urology
Cell growth, differentiation and development; Drug Design; Drug Development; Gene Therapy; Infectious Disease; Nanoparticles; Nanotechnology; Oncology; Urinary Tract Infection; Urology
Dr. Satish Sharma, MD, FACS, Urologic Surgeon, is a Research Associate Professor of Urology, Department of Urology, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, NY. He is the Clinical Director of Prostate cancer research program, Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo. He is a Fellow of American College of Surgeons, member of American Urologic Association and American College of Surgeons. He is the recipient of Union of International Cancer Control Award and Norwegian Cancer Society fellowship award. He has remained on the adjunct faculty of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, Pennsylvania, as clinical instructor. Dr. Sharma completed his medical degree in 1986. He has multiple research and clinical fellowship trainings to his credit. He completed research and clinical fellowship in urologic oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY. He completed a research fellowship in renal transplantation at the Department of Surgery, Buffalo General Hospital. He also completed a clinical fellowship in urology at University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany. He has held government and private sector clinical healthcare positions and has served as Attending Urologic Surgeon with Department of Veteran Affairs hospital system, United States for many years. He has served as Staff Urologic Surgeon with Catholic Health, Buffalo, NY. His expertise is in the diagnosis and management of general and oncological genitourinary problems with a focus on minimal invasive procedures including minimal invasive treatment of urinary tract calculi. He has publications to his credit. He has been instrumental in building a large prostate cancer and Kidney cancer database that led to clinical research and numerous publications.
Dr. Sharma has interdisciplinary collaborative partnerships with multiple departments within University at Buffalo. He participates in the Nano medicine based research program that is focused on development of nanoparticles and nanotechnology based delivery systems in urologic oncology. His group’s current research work in Nano therapeutics- A Multimodal Hierarchical Theranostic Nanoparticle for Castration Resistant Prostate- using chemotherapeutic agents and gene therapy led to the grant award form Department of Veterans Affairs effective 2022. Besides oncology, he leads the innovative research program on biofilms to combat healthcare associated medical device induced infections and is currently focused on Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI).
He participates in a leadership role at Global Infectious Diseases, Prevention and Treatment initiative through Global Infectious Diseases Research Training Program ( GIDTRP) with University at Buffalo’s Translation Pharmacology Research Core in the NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences to advance technology implementation and medical collaboration and to focus on training of basic, translational and clinical scientists to combat infectious diseases. He also serves as the member of sustainable development leadership committee, Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo. This committee focuses on the challenges that low to middle income countries face when implementing new initiatives. He is a member of Steering committee of Western New York COVID-19 research collaborative, Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo.
Dr. Sharma is the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of You First Services Group of companies. He is a clinical, technology and Innovation leader and provides leadership to various programs to enhance productivity, agility and affordability of company operations while expanding national and international operations. The company has developed strong collaborations with multiple healthcare organizations and attracted highly accomplished medical and scientific leaders for participation in its programs. Numerous YFS innovative projects have been acknowledged and awarded with multiple grants.
He is the President of YFS Foundation and also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation, committed towards the cause of international girl child education and promoting and supporting students interested in pursuing scientific career in United States.