Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Vivek Sharma, MD

  • Clinical Instructor

Education & Training

  • MD, G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital Program, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
  • Residency: G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital Program, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
  • Fellow, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai, India
  • Fellowship: Children’s Hospital Boston, Beth Israel Deaconess, New England Baptist, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Fellowship: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Fellowship: University of Minnesota and VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Fellowship: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, The Christ Hospital and Mayfield Neurosurgical Society, Cincinnati, OH

Representative Publications

  1. Lykissas MG, Sharma V, Crawford AH.  Assessment of Rib Hump Deformity Correction in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis With or Without Costoplasty Using the Double Rib Contour Sign.  J Spinal Disord Tech.  Volume 28, Number 4, 1 May 2015, pp. 134-139(6)
  2. Sharma V, Cheng EY.  Outcomes after excision of pigmented villonodular synovitis of the knee.  Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Nov;467(11):2852-8.
  3. Sharma V, Morgan PM, Cheng EY.  Factors influencing early rehabilitation after THA: A Systematic Review.  Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Jun;467(6):1400-11.
  4. Sharma V, Curtis C, Micheli L.  Extra-articular extraosseous migration of a bioabsorbable femoral interference screw after ACL reconstruction.  Orthopedics. 2008 Oct;31(10).
  5. Sharma V, Crawford AH, Evans J, Collins MH.  Sequential Ewing's sarcoma and osteosarcoma.  J Pediatr Orthop B. 2008 Nov;17(6):333-7.
  6. Curtis C, Sharma V, Micheli L.  Delayed union of a scapular fracture-an unusual cause of persistent shoulder pain.  Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2007 Dec;39(12):2095-8.

Research Interests

Special Interest in the clinical application and teaching aspect of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. I have been involved in arranging anatomy labs, clinical lectures, cadaver labs and technique demonstrations of various surgical techniques for minimally invasive lumbar spine surgery procedures, to teach residents and fellows. Planning to expand the learning opportunities for residents and fellows in the field of minimally invasive spine surgery. This training is currently lacking at the University of Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Residency and Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship programs.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery allows application of cutting-edge technology with state-of-the-art techniques for faster post-operative recovery with less intraoperative blood loss, shorter hospital stay and less post-operative pain in patient undergoing spinal surgery.