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Pankaj Sharda, MD

Pankaj Sharda, MD

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

About

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Endocrinologist

TRDG Member, Head and Neck CancerThyroid and Endocrine Cancer

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 Ssytem, 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”
Ratings

77 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more.

OVERALL RATING

4.9 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

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  • 5.0

9 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    March 30, 2019
    we are very happy
  • 5.0
    March 11, 2019
    First visit to this doctor - Excellent experience.
  • 5.0
    February 24, 2019
    It was my first visit - I was very pleased & impressed.
  • 5.0
    February 04, 2019
    I am always treated like a family member.
  • 5.0
    September 25, 2018
    I always recommend Dr Sharda to everyone looking for an Endocrine
  • 5.0
    September 24, 2018
    Dr. Sharda is very kind & really listened took time to let me ask all my questions & assured me.
  • 5.0
    August 29, 2018
    Dr. Sharda is the best!
  • 5.0
    August 09, 2018
    Dr. Sharda is unfailingly polite, calm, concerned, and communicative. I give him the higest marks for his method of reviewing past history leading up to the appointment of the day. He then reviews any new information from tests and procedures and thoroughly explains their bearing on the current situation. He often pauses to ask if I have any questions, and when I do he answers them respectfully and fully. He shows the test results and pictures on the computer and is adept at using the technology to show comparisons, enlarge areas, etc...We discuss options going forward and the positives or negatives inherent in each. I feel very comfortable with Dr Sharda and trust his knowledge and guidance in my case.
  • 5.0
    June 28, 2018
    Excellent
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