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128-sunjay sharma-2017

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • The European Association of Neurological Societies
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests

Neurotrauma, Neurocritical Care, Meta-Analysis, Randomized Trials, Guideline Development

Clinical Interests

Neurotrauma, Neuro-oncology, Sub Arachnoid Hemorrhage, Critical Care, Trauma


  • 2011 Johnson and Johnson Research Scholarship
  • 2011 Codman Award for Research on Neurotrauma

Featured Publications

Lu C, Sharma S, McIntyre L, Rhodes A, Evans L, Almenawer S, Angus D, Al-Hazzani W. Omega-3 Supplementation in Patients with Sepsis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials. Annals of Intensive Care. 2017 Dec 7(1);58.

Nath S, Koziarz A, Badhiwala JH, Alhazzani W, Jaeschke R, Sharma S, Banfield L, Shoamanesh A, Singh S, Nassiri F, Oczkowski W, Belley-Cote E, Truant R, Reddy K, Meade MO, Farrokhyar F, Bala MM, Alshamsi F, Krag M, Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta I, Kunz R, Nishida O, Matouk C, Selim M, Rhodes A, Hawryluk G, Almenawer SA. Atraumatic versus conventional lumbar puncture needles: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet. 2017 Dec 6. pii: S0140-6736(17)32451-0.

Koziarz A, Sne N, Kegel F, Alhazzani W, Nath S, Badhiwala JH, Rice T, Engels P, Samir F, Healey A, Kahnamoui K, Banfield L, Sharma S, Reddy K, Hawryluk GWJ, Kirkpatrick AW, Almenawer SA. Optic nerve sheath diameter sonography for the diagnosis of increased intracranial pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. BMJ Open. 2017 Aug 11;7(8):e016194.

Nath S, Badhiwala JH, Alhazzani W, Nassiri F, Belley-Cote E, Koziarz A, Shoamanesh A, Banfield L, Oczkowski W, Sharma M, Sahlas D, Reddy K, Farrokhyar F, Singh S, Sharma S, Zytaruk N, Selim M, Almenawer SA. Atraumatic versus traumatic lumbar puncture needles: A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2017 Mar 31; 7(3):e014478.

Sharma S, Bohn D, Thomson D, Bell R, Rutka JT. Development of a Multi Stakeholder Partnership to Improve Access and Delivery of Neurosurgical Services in Ontario. Health Policy 121 (2), 207-214. 2016 Nov 22.

Merali Z, Sharma S, Macdonald R, Massicotte E. Emergency Neurosurgical Transport of Patients in Ontario. Prehosp Emerg Car 2015. Nov 3:1-9.

Sharma S, Haas B, Gomez D, de Mestral C, Rutka JT, Nathans AB. Emergency Access to Neurosurgical Care for Patients with TBI. J Am Coll Surg, 2014 Mar 218(1):51-57.

de Mestrel C, Dueck A, Sharma S, Haas B, Gomez D, Hsaio M, Hill A, Nathens AB. Evolution of the incidence, management and mortality of blunt thoracic aortic injury: a population-based analysis. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 216(6):1110-5.

de Mestrel C, Sharma S, Haas B, Gomez D, Nathens AB. A contemporary analysis of the management of the mangled lower extremity. J. Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 72(2): 597-603.

Sharma S, Gomez D, Haas B, Kulkarni A, Rutka J, Nathens AB. Benchmarking Trauma Center Performance in TBI: The Limitation of Mortality Outcomes. In Journal of Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 74(3): 890-4.

Haas B, Stukel TA, Gomez D, Zagorski B, de Mestral C, Sharma S, Rubenfeld GD, Nathens AB. The mortality benefit of direct trauma center transport in a regional trauma system. J Trauma. 2012. 72(6):1510-5.

Gomez D, Haas B, deMestral C, Sharma S, Zagorsky B, Rubenfeld G, Nathens AB. Gender Associated Disparities in Trauma Center Care. Surgery. 2012. 152(2):179-85.

Gomez D, Haas B, de Mestrel C, Sharma S, Hsaio M, Zagorski B, Rubenfeld G, Ray JG, Nathens AB. Institutional and Provider Factors Impeding Access to Trauma Center Care: An Analysis of Transfer Practices in a Regional Trauma System. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 73(5): 1288-93.

Ellis MJ, Cheshier S, Sharma S, Armstrong D, Hawkins C, Bouffet E, Rutka JT, Taylor MD. Intracerebral malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor in a child with neurofibromatosis type 1 and middle cerebral artery aneurysm treated with endovascular coil embolization. J, Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Oct;8(4):36-52.

Dehdashti A, Sharma S, Laperriere N, Bernstein M. Coincidence vs. cause: Cure in three glioblastoma patients treated with brachytherapy. Can J Neurol Sci. 2007 Aug;34(3):339-42.

Gabriele J, Culver K, Sharma S, Zhang B, Szechtman H, Mishra R. Asymmetric modulation of a catecholamine-regulated protein in the rat brain, following aquinpirole administration. Synapse. 2003 Sep 15;49(4):261-9.

Sharma S, Paladino P, Gabriele J, Saeedi H, Henry P, Chang M, Mishra RK, Johnson RL. Pro-Leu-Glycinamide and Its Peptidomimetic, PAOPA, Attenuate Haloperidol Induced Vacuous Chewing Movements in Rat: A Model of Human Tardive Dyskinesia. Peptides. 2003 Feb;24(2):313-9.

Gabriele J, Rajram, Zhang B, Sharma S, Mishra RK. Modulation of a 40-kDa catecholamine-regulated protein following D-amphetamine treatment in descrete brain regions. European Journal of Pharmacology. 2002 Oct 18; 453 (1).

Sharma S. International Surviving Sepsis Guidelines; Lactate Clearance in Sepsis and Omega 3 Supplemented Nutrition in Severe Sepsis. 2016.

Sharma S, Nathens AB, Rutka JTR. Provincial Neurosurgery Transfer Guidelines for Acute Cranial Neurosurgical Emergencies. Government of Ontario, Ministry of Health, July 2013.

Sharma S, Fehlings MG, Rutka JTR. Provincial Neurosurgery Transfer Guidelines for Acute Spinal Neurosurgical Emergencies. Government of Ontario, Ministry of Health, July 2013.



  • MD – University of Western Ontario
  • MSc – University of Toronto (Clinical Epidemiology)
  • FRCSC – University of Toronto (Neurosurgery)
  • FRCSC – McMaster University (Critical Care)



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