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Pankaj Sharda, MD, FACP, FACE, ECNU

Pankaj Sharda, MD

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

About

Director, Thyroid Program

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Endocrinologist

Treatment Focus

Patients seeking care at Fox Chase Cancer Center undergo comprehensive treatment for the malignancies and other medical disorders which can often put them at risk for cancer related endocrinopathies. Patients then may have to seek clinical care outside Fox Chase for managing these endocrinopathies. As an endocrinologist with avid interest in calcium, bone and mineral metabolism, osteoporosis, thyroid and parathyroid disorders, adrenal disorders, pituitary disorders, my goal is to provide state of the art comprehensive patient centered clinical care at Fox Chase Cancer Center.
 

Having my fellowship completed at Temple University Health System, I am comfortable managing both common and complex endocrine disorders that require an  individualized but evidence based approach to every patient. Incidental tumors are often found  in thyroid, adrenal and pituitary gland found with radiological imaging performed for cancer evaluation.  I provide patients with comprehensive approach to the evaluation of these incidental (often benign) tumors and meticulous follow-up.


I have a special interest in calcium and parathyroid disorders and being a part of FCCC which has state of the art Head and Neck institute, I feel privileged to provide multidisciplinary service both in pre-operative and post-operative setting including long-term follow-up. I had extensive exposure to thyroid Ultrasound and Fine needle aspiration of thyroid and parathyroid nodules during my fellowship training, including familiarity with current molecular and genetic we use to avoid  unnecessary thyroid surgeries and better inform  patients with thyroid nodules.


We, as a team in the section on endocrinology, firmly believe in an individualized patient centered approach. We have a unique multidisplinary team and excellent communication among  all physicians involved in the patient’s care. With the advent of newer chemotherapeutics which can affect the bone strength, thyroid or pituitary function, we manage not only age related bone loss (osteoporosis) but also chemotherapy related bone and endocrine disorders. My certification in DEXA scans (International Society of Clinical Densitometry) allows to me analyze the DEXA (bone density scans) independently  Fox Chase Cancer Center provides a nurturing and responsive environment where patients are treated compassionately with therapy tailored to their specific endocrinological needs.   

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Fellow, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, Overlook Medical Center, Atlantic Health System, Summit, NJ
  • MBBS, Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, India, 2008

Certifications

  • ECFMG Certified
  • ABIM-Internal Medicine Board Certified
  • Certified Clinical Densitometrist
  • Pennsylvania State Medical License
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider

Memberships

  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • The Endocrine Society
  • American Thyroid Association
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American College of Physicians
  • International Society for Clinical Densitometry
Research Profile

Research Interests

  • Clinical Trial: “Reduction in the Risk of Developing Post-Operative Hypocalcemia after Thyroid Surgeries: Early Detection and Intervention of High Risk Patients”
Publications

Selected Publications

Tharmalingam S, Reddy S, Sharda P, Koch CA. Severe Hypocalcemia and transient hypoparathyroidism after hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. Thieme Connect 2020;Aug 7

Ratings

43 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

4.9 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

  • 4.9
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  • 4.9

12 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    March 05, 2021
    Experience at Dr. Sharda's office was perfect [...].
  • 5.0
    February 01, 2021
    The staff & dr. at Fox Chase are extremely helpful.
  • 5.0
    November 24, 2020
    Dr. Sharda is always prepared, courteous and focused.He always reviews previous history to set the stage for the current results and information, and concludes with the plan for the future. Within this conversation he offers many opportunities to ask questions and discuss concerns.I especially appreciate that he engages in my visits with respect (no, "How are you young lady?") and genuine care. I would recommend him to anyone I know who might need his specialty.
  • 5.0
    November 23, 2020
    Everything about the visit was very good.
  • 5.0
    November 04, 2020
    Excellent. Dr. Sharda is very clear and caring - his staff is the same -
  • 5.0
    October 01, 2020
    Dr. Sharda is extraordinarily caring, kind, pleasant, knowledgeable and very reassuring.
  • 5.0
    September 01, 2020
    Excellent care.
  • 5.0
    July 27, 2020
    Great visit. Thank you.
  • 5.0
    July 09, 2020
    I have recommended Dr. Sharda to 4 people all of which think he is the greatest.
  • 5.0
    June 29, 2020
    Dr. Sharda and all of his staff are always so nice and helpful. I am always grateful to his office for the high level of care.
  • 5.0
    March 26, 2020
    Dr. Sharda is an excellent physician. I am confident in him and the care he's providing to me. He's extremely thorough and takes his time explaining things.
  • 5.0
    January 30, 2020
    Excellent doctor & staff. As a patient with multiple concerns, we are extremely thankful to have Dr. Sharda in our corner!!
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