Dr. Raja Sharma is a native of Illinois. He has been a partner with Palatine Heart Center since 2001.

Dr. Sharma graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Biochemistry, in 1990. He earned his medical degree from Loyola University, Chicago, in 1994. While at Loyola Medical Center, he completed his Internal Medicine Residency in 1997 and his Cardiology Fellowship in 2000. In 2001 he completed his Interventional Cardiology Fellowship and was also the Chief Interventionalist Fellow.

Dr. Sharma also specializes in Peripheral Arterial Disease. He performs Peripheral Interventions such as Stenting, Balloon Angioplasty and Atherectomy.

Dr. Sharma takes an interest in speaking to and educating the community. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family. He is an avid sports fan and likes to travel.

Training and Education

Undergraduate

University of Illinois
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, 1990

Medical School

Loyola University, Chicago, 1994

Internal Medicine Residency

Loyola Medical Center, 1997

Cardiology Fellowship

Loyola Medical Center, 2000

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Chief Interventionalist Fellow, 2001
Loyola Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease
Interventional Cardiology
Endovascular Medicine

Memberships

Fellow American College of Cardiology
Fellow The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention

Hospital Affiliation

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington, IL

Languages

English
Hindi

Publications

Sharma, R., Lichtenber, R., McLean, K., Jacobs, W. Predicting Weaning from Ventricular Assist Devices. Submitted to American College of Cardiology, September 1999

Sharma, R., Cochran, K., Grassman, E., Lewis, B., Steen, L., Fahreed, J., Leya, F. Six-Month Follow-up on the Effects of Low Molecular Weight Heparin on Cholesterol, Triglycerides, and Lipoproteein (a). Submitted to the American College of Cardiology, September 1999

Sharma, R., Cochran, K., Grassman, E., Lewis, B., Steen, L., Fahreed, J., Leya, F. Relationship of Unstable Angina, Low Molecular Weigh t Heparin and EKG Changes with Restenosis. Submitted to the American College of Cardiology, September 1999

Participating Fellow, Efficacy of Triofiban and Abciximab in Patients undergoing Percutanous Coronary Intervention and Intracoronary Stent Placement (TARGET). May 2000-June 2001

Investigator: Effects of Rapamycin on Canine Carotid Smooth Muscle Cells, and Jugular Vein Endotheilial Cells. Basic Science Research Laboratory – Dr. Griesler. September 1999-June 2000