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Tanvi Sharma, MD

Tanvi Sharma, MD
Department:
Medicine Research
Division
Infectious Diseases Research
Hospital Title:
Associate in Medicine; Director, Fellowship Program
Academic Title:
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Research Focus Area:
Pediatric HIV Prevention, Care and TreatmentImmunocompromised infectious diseases
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Research Overview

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.

Publications

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  1. Wattier RL, Dvorak CC, Hoffman JA, Brozovich AA, Bin-Hussain I, Groll AH, Castagnola E, Knapp KM, Zaoutis TE, Gustafsson B, Sung L, Berman D, Halasa NB, Abzug MJ, Velegraki A, Sharma TS, Fisher BT, Steinbach WJ. A Prospective, International Cohort Study of Invasive Mold Infections in Children. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2015 Dec; 4(4):313-22.
  2. Youngster I, Sharma TS, Duncan CN, McAdam AJ. Yield of fungal surveillance cultures in pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients: a retrospective analysis and survey of current practice. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Feb; 58(3):365-71.
  3. Sharma TS, Jacobson DL, Anderson L, Gerschenson M, Van Dyke RB, McFarland EJ, Miller TL. Short communication: The relationship between mitochondrial dysfunction and insulin resistance in HIV-infected children receiving antiretroviral therapy. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2013 Sep; 29(9):1211-7.
  4. Sharma N, Willen E, Garcia A, Sharma TS. Attitudes toward transitioning in youth with perinatally acquired HIV and their family caregivers. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2014 Mar-Apr; 25(2):168-75.
  5. Schwenk HT, Graham DA, Sharma TS, Sandora TJ. Vancomycin Use for Pediatric Clostridium difficile Infection is Increasing and Associated with Specific Patient Characteristics. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Jun 24.
  6. Schwenk HT, Vo P, Moffitt K, Kehoe E, Blume E, Sharma T, Khatwa U. Allograft-Transmitted Histoplasma capsulatum Infection in a Solid Organ Transplant Recipient. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2013 Sep; 2(3):270-3.
  7. Sharma TS, Bechard LJ, Feldman HA, Venick R, Gura K, Gordon CM, Sonis A, Guinan EC, Duggan C. Effect of titrated parenteral nutrition on body composition after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in children: a double-blind, randomized, multicenter trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Feb; 95(2):342-51.
  8. 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.
  9. Miller TL, Grant YT, Almeida DN, Sharma T, Lipshultz SE. Cardiometabolic disease in human immunodeficiency virus-infected children. J Cardiometab Syndr. 2008; 3(2):98-105.
  10. Sharma TS, Messiah S, Fisher S, Miller TL, Lipshultz SE. Accelerated cardiovascular disease and myocardial infarction risk in patients with the human immunodeficiency virus. J Cardiometab Syndr. 2008; 3(2):93-7.
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  12. 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. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Aug; 88(2):384-91.
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