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Richa Sharma, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

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Richa Sharma, MD, MPH


Dr.Richa Sharma is a vascular neurologist who specializes in prevention and treatment of ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. She trained in neurology as a resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital and in vascular neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital as a fellow. She was also selected as the StrokeNet Research Fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research interests revolve around applying novel computational techniques to identify the underlying causes of stroke in individual patients. She is also interested in cardioembolic sources of stroke.

Education & Training

  • StrokeNet Research Fellowship
    Massachusetts General Hospital (2019)
  • Vascular Neurology Fellowship
    Massachusetts General Hospital (2018)
  • Neurology Residency
    Johns Hopkins Hospital (2017)
  • MD
    Duke University School of Medicine (2013)
  • MPH
    Yale School of Public Health (2009)
  • BA
    Cornell University, Neurobiology and Behavior; Economics (2007)


  • Frequency and Risk Factors Associated with Depression or Anxiety in Ischemic Stroke Patients Over Time
    Vienna, Austria 2020
  • Excess cerebrovascular mortality in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic
    Madison, United States 2020
  • European Stroke Organisation and World Stroke Organization Conference
    Honolulu, United States 2019
  • Indications and Prognosis with Operative versus Nonoperative Management of Subdural Hematomas: A Single Site Retrospective Review
    Honolulu, United States 2019
  • Acute ischemic stroke and coincident cardiac pathologies: The utility of in-hospital echocardiographic evaluation in acute stroke patients
    Honolulu, United States 2019
  • Predictors of atrial fibrillation detection by mobile cardiac output telemetry after hospital discharge for acute ischemic stroke.
    Honolulu, United States 2019
  • Acute ischemic stroke and coincident cardiac pathologies: A case for cardiac evaluation in select stroke patients.
    New Orleans, United States 2019
  • StrokeNet Fellows Presentation
    Boston, United States 2019
  • Post-stroke cognitive impairment predicted by lesion and functional status.
    Baltimore, United States 2016
  • Anti-mitochondrial antibody associated necrotizing myositis and myocarditis
    Baltimore, United States 2014
  • Pediatric Malignant Brainstem Gliomas: A Population-based study.
    Chicago, United States 2012
  • The Development and Validation of a Biochemical Biomarker Panel to Detect Acute Stroke: Preliminary Study.
    Durham, United States 2012
  • Comparing infant mortality determinants among New England states and evaluating needs of prenatal programs in New Haven, CT.
    San Diego, United States 2008
  • Compensation of monochromatic aberrations in older eyes.
    Rochester, United States 2006

Honors & Recognition

Selected NIH StrokeNet Educational Core Trainee Representative2020
Record Annual Telestroke Volume, Massachusetts General Hospital2020
Record Annual IV-tPA Volume, Massachusetts General Hospital2018
Vice Dean’s Clinical Science Research Award2012
Eugene A. Stead Research Scholarship2011

Professional Service

StrokeReviewer2019 - Present
NeurologyReviewer2019 - Present
CirculationReviewer2019 - Present
Neurobiology and Disease course for Harvard undergraduate studentsPresenter/Speaker2018
Haley House Food PantryVolunteer2018
Johns Hopkins Adopt-A-Class program for Baltimore City studentsPresenter/Speaker2017
American Heart Association/American Stroke AssociationMember2017 - Present
American Academy of NeurologyMember2017 - Present
Project HOPEFacilitating Johns Hopkins neurology service adoption prescribing naloxone to at-risk patients taking opioids2016
MedMentors at the Durham Youth HomeTeacher2012
Neurology Department in Mulago Hospital, Kampala, UgandaVolunteer2011
Freemont People’s Clinic, North CarolinaVolunteer2011
Neighborhood Health Project, New Haven, CTCo-Director2010
Yale Health CORE in Isla de Mendez, El SalvadorVolunteer2009

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