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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

82 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

4.9 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

  • 4.9
  • 4.8
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 5.0

23 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • No Star Ratings Available March 26, 2022
    I believe Dr Sharda is a great Dr. [...]
  • No Star Ratings Available March 21, 2022
    Dr. Sharda is a credit to FCCC. He's empathetic and knowledgeable.
  • 5.0
    March 21, 2022
    Dr. Sharda is great!
  • 5.0
    March 11, 2022
    Pleasantly, great. Ty
  • 5.0
    March 04, 2022
    Thank you Dr Sharda amd Staff for your continued excellent service and care
  • 5.0
    February 28, 2022
    Dr. Sharda and his staff are excellent. Dr. Sharda shows such concern and empathy towards my health issue. He is truly amazing and I would not want to go to anyone other than him for my care. He is highly intelligent and thorough with my medical condition. He was not afraid to seek the opinion of another specialist at a different cancer center. He is one of the best physicians I have ever had and I will continue to go to him for as long as he's practicing. He's unique and truly cares about your care and investigates my issue to assure he's providing me with the best treatment, scans, etc. He is one of the best doctors.
  • No Star Ratings Available January 29, 2022
    Takes his time to make sure I'm good
  • No Star Ratings Available January 25, 2022
    Good experience
  • 5.0
    January 14, 2022
    Excellent. Dr. Sharda even contacted my Rheumatologist to get me the best care!
  • 5.0
    January 12, 2022
    Dr. Sharda is very respectful and explains everything well. He gives time to answer any questions and is a very caring person.
  • 5.0
    December 21, 2021
    I'm very happy with the care provided by Dr. Sharda
  • 5.0
    December 11, 2021
    Dr. Sharda, his staff and all other involved people are excellent professionals in their dealings with me & my wife.
  • 5.0
    November 27, 2021
    Dr. Sharda and his assistants were very professional and compassionate. They answered all of my questions and seemed genuinely concerned with my health.
  • 5.0
    October 25, 2021
    Dr. Sharda is a very professional and excellent person. I highly recommend.
  • 5.0
    October 15, 2021
    Dr. Sharda and his staff are all excellent. He is a compassionate and caring doctor who truly has a vested interest in my care.
  • 5.0
    September 22, 2021
    Had wonderful & warm experience from start to finish. Appreciate Dr. SHARDA taking time to go over my health related prob.
  • No Star Ratings Available September 15, 2021
    Dr. Sharda was patient and explained all points very well.
  • 5.0
    August 16, 2021
    Dr. Sharda is a great doctor.
  • No Star Ratings Available August 06, 2021
    Pleasant and kindly to all concerns. Staff Is very responsive, also
  • No Star Ratings Available July 28, 2021
    Great doctor, he took his time explaining everything and reviewing options/ treatments
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