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  • Bio

    Dr. Anil K Sharma is the founder and President of Spine & Pain Centers of New Jersey and New York. He received his fellowship training in Pain Management at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Sharma has been consistently recognized for excellence throughout his career in medicine. After graduating as Valedictorian of his class from MGM Medical College, he received the esteemed Robert Dripps Award for Best Resident at Monmouth Medical Center, where he continues today as Director of Pain Management. Subsequently, Dr. Sharma was named Best Graduating Fellow at the Cleveland Clinic. His elite status was confirmed by his rating as a “Top Doc” by New Jersey Monthly magazine in 2011, 2012, 2013 and he was profiled on the front cover in 2014.

    Dr. Sharma specializes in the use of minimally invasive techniques to treat spinal disorders. He has performed over 40,000 spinal procedures in his 20 years of clinical practice. His expertise ranges from diagnosing difficult and rare cases, to pinpointing the source of back, neck and other chronic pain conditions. He is a leading practitioner of state-of-the- art techniques. He has been on the faculty of several national and international spine meetings and has taught other pain physicians complex and difficult procedures. He has also overseen numerous cadaver courses aimed at teaching new and innovative technologies for treating spinal disorders.

    Dr. Sharma is a published author and experienced educator in spine care. He has written chapters in textbooks and has recently published several review articles in major spine journals. He recently published several clinical guidelines through the North American Spine Society. Dr Sharma is a very active member of North American Spine Society as well as International Spine Intervention Society and sits on several key committees. Dr. Sharma is affiliated with most of the area’s major medical centers. As testimony to his high level of devotion, compassion and competency, Dr. Sharma’s many patients include medical colleagues and their families, and countless referrals from current and former patients who have found relief of spinal pain through his care.

    Clinical Expertise

    Anesthesiology, Pain Management-Anesthesia, Pain Management/Physical Medicine

  • Medical School

    Valedictorian - Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore, India

    Residency

    Anesthesiology - Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ, 1993 Chief Resident, Anesthesiology - Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ, 1993

    Fellowship

    Pain Management - The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

    Publications
    Title: Interventional Pain Management- a practical approach
    Authors: Sharma AK
    Publisher: Jaypee, New Delhi
    Date: 2008
    Issue: pp 308-326
    Description: Co-Author, Book chapter
    Title: Symptom Oriented Pain Management
    Authors: Sharma AK
    Publisher: JP Medical Ltd
    Date: 2012
    Issue: pp 206-211
    Description: Chapter written on discogenic pain
    Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathy From Degenerative Disorder
    Authors: Sharma AK
    Publisher: North American Spine Society Clinical Guidelines
    Date: 2010
    Title: Thoracic Disc Stimulation, Thoracic Medial Branch Blocks, Thoracic DRG Neurotomy and Thoracic Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
    Authors: Sharma AK
    Publisher: International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS) Practice Guidelines for Spinal Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures
    Date: 2012
    Description: Book Chapter
    Title: Spineline : Spinal Injections and Anticoagulants
    Authors: Sharma AK
    Publisher: North American Spine Society
    Date: May/June 2011
    Title: Spineline: Radiofrequency Denervation
    Authors: Sharma AK
    Publisher: North American Spine Society
    Date: Dec/Jan 2011
    Title: Spineline: Lumbar Disc Herniation
    Authors: Sharma AK
    Publisher: North American Spine Society Clinical Guidelines
    Date: 2012
  • Insurance

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