As an electrophysiologist, Dr. Param
Sharma spends most of his time treating
patients with abnormal heart rhythms.
Some of these he can cure permanently
by using radiofrequency ablation to alter
the electrical circuits in the heart that
cause these arrhythmias. Other patients
may require implantation of a pacemaker
“Some patients are born with these
abnormal circuits while others may occur
later in life, sometimes related to acute
heart attacks,” he said. “There are a wide
variety of patients and these cases can
be very complex.”
He often gets patients referred by friends
or family members who have been treated
by him, which he calls “a big compliment.”
Dr. Sharma also enjoys teaching medical
students and residents in Marshfield, as a clinical professor for the University
of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
“To teach these students you need to stay up-to-date. Teaching is a passion of mine,” Dr. Sharma said.
He was recognized for his teaching efforts by receiving the Dr. G.E. Magnin Teaching Award for excellence in medical education.
He earned his medical degree in India. He then completed a residency in internal medicine in New York, and fellowships in cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology, both in Los Angeles.
He prefers living in a smaller community, where he can spend more time with his family. He and his wife, Sudesh, and their two sons enjoy marathon running and are black belts in Tae Kwon Do.