38288-Sharma, Dhruv

Dhruv Sharma, MD

Otolaryngology, PGY 4
University of Louisville School of Medicine


Where did you grow up?

I was born in New Delhi and lived in four different cities in India until my family immigrated to the United States in 1999. I then spent five years in Cincinnati before moving to Louisville. I became a U.S. citizen in 2010.

What is your medical school/undergraduate background?

Bachelor of Science with honors in Biology, University of Kentucky, Summa Cum Laude, Class of 2013

MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine (ULSOM), Summa Cum Laude; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society inductee, Class of 2017

Why are you pursuing a career in ENT?

There are so many reasons why otolaryngology—head and neck surgery (OHNS) is an incredible field. The head and neck region was hands down my favorite to initially learn and then to teach as an anatomy tutor in medical school. During a clinical externship with the ULSOM Department of Otolaryngology, I found the culture of this diverse field of medicine to fit me very well. The all-encompassing medical and surgical aspects is truly unique, allowing for wide breath of procedures. Moreover, OHNS is constantly evolving with cutting edge technologies. Most importantly, I am awed by the responsibility and privilege of diagnosing and treating a wide range of pathologies in such a complex and crucial region of the body in both children and adults.

What intrigued you about IU School of Medicine?

My residency interview experience here at IU was second to none, and I could tell the faculty were incredible! Furthermore, the residents clearly had an excellent clinical and surgical training as well as significant research opportunities.

What have you learned most from faculty in the department?

Thinking like a surgeon, technical skills, developing and implementing research ideas, and most importantly excellent patient care.

What are some of your hobbies?

Live outdoor concerts, Nintendo Switch, ultimate frisbee, tennis, ping pong, backpacking, hiking in national parks and abroad.

Titles & Appointments

  • Resident Appointee

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