Doctor of Medicine
These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.
Ketan Sharma, MD, MPH specializes in the entire spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has advanced fellowship training to help patients with breast cancer, hand and nerve injuries, brachial plexus injuries, and wounds resulting from cancer or trauma.
Dr. Sharma was recruited to Boise to expand the reconstructive microsurgery program. These procedures involve transferring available and redundant tissue from one part of the body to reconstruct a critical defect in another part of the body, while reattaching blood vessels and nerves to restore form and function. Microsurgery has revolutionized the practice of reconstruction itself, and provides patients a wider range of reconstructive options with superior results. For example, certain breast cancer patients can have their breasts reconstructed with their own tissue which is more natural and more resistant to infection or radiation, while patients involved in severe trauma with wounds to their legs may avoid amputation. Dr. Sharma's other area of interest is brachial plexus injuries, and he performs nerve and tendon transfers to restore function so patients can regain use of their affected arm.
Dr. Sharma received a bachelor's degree in neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University. He then attended medical school at Duke University, and during that time also obtained a master's degree in public health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He went on to complete residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Washington University, where he trained under the mentorship of Dr. Susan Mackinnon, a world famous nerve specialist. He completed his training with an orthopedic hand and microsurgery fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Sharma has a keen interest in global health and global surgery. He helped build a breast cancer registry with Partners-in-Health / Zanmi Lasante in Haiti; worked with Operation Smile in Guwahati, India; and recently went on a medical mission trip to Madagascar where he helped children with congenital hand defects including fused fingers and missing thumbs.
Dr. Sharma continues to engage in the academic community to stay on the forefront of cutting-edge care. He has published in some of the most renowned journals including Annals of Surgery, The Lancet: Global Health, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and the flagship journal of the specialty, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Sharma greatly appreciates Idaho's mountain culture. In his free time, he enjoys running and hiking.
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