Indian American Physician-Leader Adhi Sharma Appointed as the President of Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital
Sharma has been the clinical quarterback of Mount Sinai South Nassau's response to the COVID-19 pandemic for the past 18 months. According to the release, under his direction, the hospital increased capacity to 500 beds while caring for more than 4,890 COVID-19 patients over the course of the pandemic.
FREMONT, CA: Dr. Adhi Sharma, an Emergency Medicine physician-leader who served as Chief Medical Officer at Mount Sinai South Nassau in New York during the COVID-19 pandemic, will become the hospital's new president on September 1, the hospital's Board of Directors announced.
As per a press release emailed to India-West, the Indian American physician, who is presently executive vice president for Clinical and Professional Affairs, will succeed Richard J. Murphy, who will retire at the end of 2021 after serving as the hospital's president and CEO for nine years.
Sharma has been the clinical quarterback of Mount Sinai South Nassau's response to the COVID-19 pandemic for the past 18 months. According to the release, under his direction, the hospital increased capacity to 500 beds while caring for more than 4,890 COVID-19 patients over the course of the pandemic. Sharma also assisted in the development of a strategy to address daily unforeseen challenges, such as redeploying staff to meet an increase in COVID patients, a shortage of equipment, and caring for patients suffering from a disease with no known cure.
According to a release, during Sharma's tenure as Chief Medical Officer, Mount Sinai South Nassau has: joined The Mount Sinai Hospital's world-renowned Mount Sinai Heart program to become the first and only Mount Sinai Heart location on Long Island; broadened its robotic surgical program to include the da Vinci Xi Surgical Robot system; and opened a new Center for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
Sharma began her career at Mount Sinai South Nassau as the hospital's medical director for utilization in 2014. Sharma, a member of the American College of Emergency Medicine and the American College of Medical Toxicology, graduated from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, and finished his Emergency Medicine residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Jacobi/Montefiore Medical Centers. At NYU/Bellevue, he also finished a fellowship in Medical Toxicology. In addition, he has a master's degree in Health Care Administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.