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

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

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  • Director of Cardio-Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins Cardiology
  • Assistant 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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Garima Sharma M.D is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Her clinical and research interests are in cardiovascular disease in 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 is co-author on the American Heart Association Scientific Statement on Cardiovascular Consideration in Caring for Pregnant Patients. 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 (JACC) for which is also is the Section Editor. Dr. Sharma has led several national initiatives for professional development of fellows in training and is the incoming Governor Elect for the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, her official term starting in March 2021.

National Committee Recognitions: 

1. American College of Cardiology (ACC) Women in Cardiology Leadership Council 

2. ACC Cardiovascular Disease in Women-Cardio-Obstetrics Workgroup. In addition 

3. ACC Maryland Governor-Elect (2021)

National Guidelines: 

1. AHA/ACC Scientific Consensus Statement in Cardiovascular Considerations in Caring for Pregnant Patients. Released May 2020. more


  • Director of Cardio-Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins Cardiology
  • Associate Vice Chair for Women's Careers in Academic Medicine, Department of Medicine
  • Assistant 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)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease) (2011)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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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