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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

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 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”
Ratings

74 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

5.0 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

  • 5.0
  • 4.9
  • 5.0
  • 4.9
  • 5.0

13 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    August 30, 2019
    The staff works cohesively. The physician is outstanding. He explains everything completely, he is kind and empathetic. He has called me personally to report findings of various tests.
  • 5.0
    August 12, 2019
    Dr. Sharda is a wonderful doctor. He's intelligent, friendly, easy to talk to. Very polite. He explains so you can understand.
  • 5.0
    August 08, 2019
    I have never had a problem with Dr. Sharda or his staff. I look forward to seeing them as they treat me as part of their family. [...] I am happy I still have Dr. Sharda as my constant as he is a wonderful doctor.
  • 5.0
    August 01, 2019
    Dr. Sharda has a wonderful bedside manner!
  • 5.0
    July 28, 2019
    love Dr Sharda!! very caring very kind and always takes his time. I never feel rushed. thank you!
  • 5.0
    July 25, 2019
    great doctor and staff
  • 5.0
    May 01, 2019
    doctor smart and knows everything about my health hes exalted
  • 5.0
    April 29, 2019
    I have recommended Dr. Sharda to "5" people they love him.
  • 5.0
    April 25, 2019
    overall experience was outstanding
  • 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.
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