Ruchika Sharma, MD $$

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist

Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Ruchika Sharma, M.D., is board-certified in pediatrics, pediatric hematology oncology and hemostasis-thrombosis. She works with children and families at Children’s Health℠. Dr. Sharma, who is also an Associate Professor of pediatrics in the department of pediatric hematology oncology and bone marrow transplantation at UT Southwestern Medical Center, says she is passionate about treating children experiencing coagulation disorders (bleeding and clotting problems) and other blood disorders. She has a particular clinical interest in hemostasis-thrombosis (bleeding and clotting disorders in children), women’s hematology and immune platelet disorders.

As a hematologist, I enjoy having a relationship with my patients and their families.
Dr. Ruchika Sharma

Dr. Sharma earned her medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India. She completed her pediatric residency at the University of Toledo, Toledo Children’s Hospital in Ohio. She also completed two fellowships, which include Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/BMT and Pediatric Hemostasis-Thrombosis, both from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University.

Dr. Sharma’s commitment to evidence-based, compassionate care informs all facets of her work. “As a hematologist, I enjoy having a relationship with my patients and their families.” She is passionate about providing excellent care to her patients and families and “working towards advancing the care for bleeding disorders in children.”

Dr. Sharma is licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners. She is involved in committee service and was nominated and elected as the co-chair of the Platelet Immunology Scientific and Standardization Committee within the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis. Dr. Sharma is a member of the Foundation for Women and Girls with Blood Disorders and the Pediatric ITP Consortium of North America (a collaborative research effort that includes investigators from centers across the U.S. and Canada).

She is a recipient of several research grants and a co-investigator for the Assessment of Fibrinolytic Disorders in Adolescent Females with Unexplained Bleeding. She was also the principal investigator for research uncovering Coagulation Disorders in Menstruating Adolescents. She has several original peer-reviewed publications, including Utilization and Optimization of an Electronic Self-Administered Bleeding Assessment Tool and a peer-reviewed article on the Impact of erythrocytapheresis on natural anticoagulant levels in children with sickle cell disease.

Dr. Sharma is also a requested international, national and regional lecturer and has presented on the topics of Recent Advances in the Antenatal Diagnosis of Fetal and Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia as well as the Diagnosis and Management of Congenital Platelet Disorders.

In her free time, Dr. Sharma enjoys spending quality time with her family. She likes to travel and enjoys listening to music.

Education and Training

Medical School
Maulana Azad Medical College-Delhi University (2008)
University of Toledo (2012), Pediatrics
Nationwide Children's Hospital (2016), Pediatric Hemostasis-Thrombosis
Nationwide Children's Hospital (2015), Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics/Hematology-Oncology
  • Research Interests

    • Assessment of fibrinolysis in women with heavy menstrual bleeding
    • Platelet function testing in patients with thrombocytopenia
  • Publications

    • Iron Deficiency Anemia in Hematology in the Adolescent Female, Amanda E. Jacobson-Kelly, Ruchika Sharma, and Jacquelyn M. Powers (2020), Springer
    • Posttransfusion Purpura in Transfusion Reactions, 5th edition. Ruchika Sharma, MD and Anand Padmanabhan, MD, PhD (2021), Bethesda, MD, AABB Press
    • Diagnosis and Management of FVII Deficiency in Pediatric Bleeding Disorders. Sharma R, Kerlin BA (2020), Springer
    • Approach to Mucosal Bleeding in an Adolescent with FXI Deficiency in Pediatric Bleeding Disorders: A Clinical Case Book. Sharma R, Kerlin BA (2020), New York, NY, Springer
    • Manifestations and Treatment of Congenital Fibrinogen Deficiency in Pediatric Bleeding Disorders: A Clinical Case Book. Sharma R, Kerlin BA (2020), New York, NY, Springer
    • Recognition and Care of a Newborn with FXIII Deficiency in Pediatric Bleeding Disorders: A Clinical Case Book. Sharma R, Kerlin BA (2020), New York, NY, Springer
  • Professional Activities

    • American Society of Hematology
    • Foundation for Women & Girls with Blood Disorders
    • Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society
    • International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
    • Pediatric ITP Consortium of North America
  • Awards and Honors

    • Young Investigator Travel Award 2020, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America
    • Clinical Research Training Institute 2018, American Society of Hematology
    • Outstanding Publication Award 2016, Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    • Abstract Achievement Award 2015, American Society of Hematology
    • Early Career Travel Award 2015, American Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
    • Young Investigator Award 2014, International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis
    • Hematology Fellows Consortium 2013, Hemostasis Thrombosis Research Society
    • Annual Scholarly Research Award 2012, University of Toledo

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