Tanvi Sharma, MD
|Hospital Title||Assistant in Medicine|
|Academic Title||Instructor in Pediatrics|
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston MA 02115
Dr. Sharma’s research focuses on metabolic complications related to antiretroviral medications in children and adolescents with HIV infection. As children who were perinatally-infected with HIV are getting older and remaining healthier since they have been receiving anti-HIV therapy for many years, we are now beginning to see changes in body composition, an increased risk of diabetes, and increasing risk of other cardiovascular complications in these children. Dr. Sharma’s research entails evaluating the mechanisms by which these abnormalities occur, and whether life-saving antiretroviral medications may also contribute to some of these complications. In addition, Dr. Sharma conducts research evaluating infectious complications such as viral infections in pediatric transplant recipients.
About Tanvi Sharma
Dr. Sharma received her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases and immunology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center in Miami, Florida. Dr. Sharma joined the faculty in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital Boston in 2007. She currently serves as the Program Director for the pediatric infectious diseases fellowship training program here at Children’s.
- Sharma TS, Kinnamon DD, Duggan C, Weinberg GA, Furuta L, Bechard L, Nicchitta J, Gorbach SL, Miller TL. Changes in Macronutrient Intake Among HIV-infected Children Between 1995 and 2004. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2008;88:384-91.
- Sharma TS, Hughes J, Murillo A, Riley J, Soares A, Little F, Mitchell CD, Hanekom WA. CD8+ T-cell Interleukin 7 Receptor Alpha Expression as a Potential Indicator of Disease Status in HIV-Infected Children. PLoS ONE, 2008;3(12):e3986.
- Lipshultz SE, Fisher SD, Miller TL, Sharma TS, Milton AN. The Cardiovascular Manifestations of HIV Infection. Dialogues in Cardiovascular Medicine, 2007;12(1):5-23.
- Sharma TS, Lipshultz SE. Chapter 33. Cardiac Complications. (Three sub-chapters: 33.1 Cardiomyopathy; 33.2 Pericarditis; 33.3 Cardiovascular Disease). American Academy of HIV Medicine Fundamentals of HIV Medicine. (ed. Stansell J, Moore M) (http://aahivm.org/CME EXAM/study guide payment.html) pp. 591(2007).
- Tanvi S. Sharma, MD; Sarah Messiah, PhD; Stacy Fisher, MD; Tracie L. Miller, MD; Steven E. Lipshultz, MD. Accelerated Cardiovascular Disease and Myocardial Infarction Risk in Patients With the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Journal of the CardioMetabolic Syndrome 2008 Spring;3(2):93-97.
- Tracie L. Miller, MD; Yoran T. Grant, MPH; Daniela Neri Almeida, RD; Tanvi Sharma, MD; Steven E. Lipshultz, MD. Cardiometabolic Disease in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Children. Journal of the CardioMetabolic Syndrome 2008 Spring;3(2):98-105.
- Sharma T, Miller T. HIV-1 Infection. Pediatric Nutrition Handbook. American Academy of Pediatrics, 6th edition, 2008.
- Sharma TS, Loughlin L, Miller TL, Lipshultz SE. Pediatric Heart Failure. In: McInerny TK, Adam HM, Campbell D, Kamat DK, Kelleher KJ, eds. Textbook of Pediatric Care. Elk Grove, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2009.
- Sharma TS, Lewis L. Immunizations after pediatric solid organ transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplant. In: Kumar D, Humar A, eds. The AST Handbook of Transplant Infections. Wiley-Blackwell; 2011.