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Garima Vishwanath Sharma, M.B.B.S.

Garima Vishwanath Sharma, M.B.B.S.

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  • Associate Vice Chair, Women’s Careers in Academic Medicine in Department of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi


Arrhythmia, Cardiac Imaging, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiomyopathy, Cardio-Obstetrics, Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiology, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Disease Prevention and Treatment in Women, Preventive Cardiology, Valvular Heart Disease more

Research Interests

Preeclampsia; Gestational Diabetes; Social Determinants of health and Cardiovascular health in women more

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270
10751 Falls Road
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Lutherville, MD 21093 map

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601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 443-442-2000

Johns Hopkins Medicine - White Marsh

Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270
4924 Campbell Boulevard
Nottingham, MD 21236 map
Phone: 443-442-2000 | Fax: 443-442-2018


Garima Sharma M.D is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and the Associate Vice Chair for Women’s Careers in the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is the Director of the Cardio-Obstetrics Program.

Her clinical and research interests are in cardiovascular disease in women and pregnancy specifically adverse pregnancy outcomes and CV risks, post-partum prevention of complications from hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and gender equity. She manages high-risk cardiovascular problems in pregnancy such as valvular heart disease, coronary and aortic dissections, valvular heart disease and coronary artery disease. She also sees patients in her post-partum cardiovascular clinic for cardiovascular health assessment, future pregnancy counseling, and routine cardiovascular care. She also sees patients with spontaneous coronary artery dissection, ischemia with non-obstructive CAD and women with menopause transition in her Women’s CV Health Clinic.

She is co-author on several American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology Guidelines on the Management of CVD in women. She has written several articles on, gender equity in cardiology, mentoring and career development for FITs and ECs in the Journal of American College of Cardiology. Dr. Sharma is the Associate Editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology-Advances. She has led several national initiatives for professional development of fellows in training and is the Governor of the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. more


  • Associate Vice Chair, Women’s Careers in Academic Medicine in Department of Medicine
  • Director of Cardio-Obstetrics Program
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

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Centers & Institutes



  • MBBS; Lokmanya Tilak Medical College and Hospital (2003)


  • Internal Medicine; Temple University Medical Center (2008)


  • Cardiology; Temple University Medical Center (2011)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Sharma G, Zakaria S, Michos ED, et al. Improving Cardiovascular Workforce Competencies in Cardio-Obstetrics: Current Challenges and Future Directions [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 2]. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020;e015569. doi:10.1161/JAHA.119.015569

Mehta LS, Warnes CA, Bradley E, Burton T, Economy, K,  Mehran R, Sharma, G et al. Cardiovascular Considerations in Caring for Pregnant Patients: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 4]. Circulation. 2020;CIR0000000000000772. doi:10.1161/CIR.0000000000000772

Sharma G, Lindley K, Grodzinsky A. Cardio-Obstetrics: Developing a Niche in Maternal Cardiovascular Health. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 Mar 24;75(11):1355-1359. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.02.019

O'Kelly AC, Sharma G, Vaught AJ, Zakaria S. The Use of Echocardiography and Advanced Cardiac Ultrasonography During Pregnancy. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2019;21(11):71. Published 2019 Nov 21

Sharma G, Sarma A, Walsh MN et al: Ten Recommendations for Recruitment, Retention and Career Advancement of Women Cardiologists From American College of Cardiology Women In Cardiology Council and the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. J Am Coll Cardiology, 2019 DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2019.08.016

Activities & Honors


  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Echocardiography

Professional Activities

  • Governor Elect, Maryland Chapter of American College of Cardiology
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