“I aim to help
my patients live
the life they have
fear the disease
they have been
When you are one of Dr. Rohit Sharma’s
patients, you become part of his family.
“As I had family members afflicted with
cancer, I relate to my patients who have
been diagnosed with the disease,” Dr.
Sharma said. His mother was diagnosed
with pancreatic cancer and his wife is a
As a part of his family, Dr. Sharma’s
patients can call him on his personal
phone at any time.
“Having a patient’s and their family’s
appreciation is the best part of my day
and more important to me than any
award,” Dr. Sharma said. “I consider my
patients to be a part of my family. I am here to guide them through their
While Dr. Sharma is a surgical oncologist
today because of his past experience with
the disease, he is a surgeon because of
a private audience he had with Mother
Theresa when he was younger.
“At the end of the meeting she asked me
what I wanted to be and whether I wanted
to be a surgeon like my dad. That struck
me like a lightning bolt, and that is the
day I knew I was going to be a surgeon,”
Dr. Sharma said.
Dr. Sharma completed his general surgery
residency at Easton Hospital in Easton,
Pennsylvania before completing research
and surgical oncology fellowships at
Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo,
He was a surgical oncologist at the Lehigh
Valley Health Network in Pennsylvania
before coming to Marshfield Clinic.
Dr. Sharma and his wife, who has a
doctorate degree in nursing, have
five children. Dr. Sharma also is a selfproclaimed