Medical Advisory Panel

Dr. Vishal Sharma

Vishal Sharma, MD, DM is an Associate Professor of Clinical Gastroenterology at the prestigious Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India.

His areas of expertise include luminal gastroenterology and his research is focused on inflammatory bowel disease and gastrointestinal tuberculosis. He hopes to make it possible to discriminate gastrointestinal tuberculosis from Crohn’s disease early enough to improve care. His methodological strengths include systematic reviews and investigator-initiated clinical trials.

He has >350 publications and has edited a multiauthor book “Tuberculosis of the Gastrointestinal System” published by Springer Nature. He also serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Gastrointestinal Infections.

He has been awarded the Om Prakash memorial award for young physician-scientist and Dr SR Naik award of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology and Dr MJ Shah award of the Association of Physicians of India. His work has suggested the lack of need for routine antibiotics in acute severe colitis (even in South Asia where infections are deemed to be important) and the role of NUD15 polymorphisms in predicting thiopurine related leukopenia in the South Asian population.