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David Sharp, MD

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Urologic Surgeon

Assistant Professor of Urology, The Ohio State University





Clinical Background and Robotic Expertise

Practicing Since: 2008
Board Certified: Yes
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine (Houston)
Residency: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Robotics Training: Minimally Invasive Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Oncology Training: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York City)
Clinical Interests: Minimally-invasive surgery for urologic cancers including kidney, prostate and bladder. Kidney-sparing surgery (partial nephrectomy) via open, laparoscopic or robotic techniques.
Number of robotic procedures performed: More than 400

Dr. Sharp received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. His postgraduate training includes a urology residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. During his residency, he spent a year doing research in advanced minimally-invasive surgery. He subsequently completed fellowship training in urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He has extensive training in the latest laparoscopic and robotic techniques for treating urologic cancers.

Dr. Sharp’s clinical research interests focus on the management of kidney, prostate, testes and bladder cancers, seeking to improve surgical outcomes and minimize treatment-related morbidity. He specializes in nephron-sparing surgery for complex renal tumors (partial nephrectomy) as well as nerve-sparing robotic surgery for prostate cancers. He has received national and international awards for his work in urologic oncology.

Relevant Awards

Capcure Award for Prostate Cancer Research at American Urologic Association 2007 for “Biopsy Gleason upgrading by a tertiary referral center is associated with increased incidence of lymph node involvement: Implications for pelvic lymphadenectomy decision models.”

American Society of Clinical Oncology Foundation Merit Award 2006 for “The Clinical Outcome of Patients Managed for Late Relapse of Germ Cell Tumor.”

Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award, 2005, Awarded to Cleveland Clinic Resident who “exemplifies the ability to combine sensitivity and compassion with knowledge and skill in the practice of medicine.”

Gerald Murphy Scholar for Achievement in Prostate Cancer, 2005, AUA.

Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon, The Society of Laparoendoscpic Surgeons, 2004

Traveling Fellowship Award, North Central Section of American Urologic Association, 2003.

Scholarly Publications

Khemees, TA, Box, GN, Sharp, D.S., Abaza, R, Shabsigh, A. "Robotic assisted nephroureterectomy for the management of upper tract urothelial tumor." Journal of Urology. Vol. 187, no. 4. (Apr 2012): E567-E567.

Sharp, D., Fine, S., Tikoo S., Herr H., Reuter, V., & Olgac S. Urachal carcinoma: a clinicopathologic analysis of 24 cases with outcome correlation. Am J Surg Pathol, 2009 Feb 26.

Sharp, D., Carver, B., Eggener, S., Kondagunta, G., Motzer, R., Bosl, G., & Sheinfeld J. Clinical outcome and predictors of survival in late relapse of germ cell tumor. J Clin Onc, 26(34): 5524-9, 2008.

Sharp, D., Yossepowitch, O., Schacter. L., Ferrandino, M., Snyder, M., Bach, A., & Russo P. Tumor location does not impact oncologic outcome and long-term renal function following partial nephrectomy. Urology, 69(6):1059-63, 2007.

Herr, H., Bochner, B., Sharp, D., Dalbagni, G., & Reuter, V. Urachal carcinoma – contemporary surgical outcomes. J Urol, 178(1):74-8, 2007.

Eggener, S., Carver, B., Sharp, D., Motzer, R., Bosl, G., & Sheinfeld J. Incidence of disease outside modified retroperitoneal lymph node dissection templates in clinical stage (CS) I and IIA nonseminomatous germ cell testicular cancer. J Urol, 177(3):937-42, 2007.

Sharp, D., Angermeier, K., “Surgery of penile and urethral carcinoma,” In: Wein, Kavoussi, Novick, Partin, Peters, eds., Campbell-Walsh Urology, 9th Ed., Elsevier, 2007.

Lane, B., Finelli, A., Moinzadeh, A., Sharp, D., Ukimura, O., Kaouk, J., & Gill, I.. Nerve-sparing laparoscopic radical cystectomy: technique and initial outcomes, Urology, 2006 68(4):778-83, 2006.

Sharp D.S., Desai MM, Molina WR, Spaliviero M, Abreu SC, Ramani AP, Kaouk JH, Gill IS. Dismembered percutaneous endopyeloplasty: a new procedure, J Endourology, 19(2): 210-17, 2005 March.

Abreu, S., Sharp, D., Gill, I., Steinberg, A., Ramani, A., Desai, M., & Kaouk, J. Thoracic complications during urological laparoscopy, J Urol, 171(4):1451-5, 2004.

Sharp, D., Ross, J., & Kay, R. Attitudes of pediatric urologists regarding sports participation in children with a solitary kidney, J Urol, 168 (4 Pt 2): 1811-4; discussion 1815, 2002 Oct.

Sharp, D., Desai, M., Desai, M., Gill, I., Percutaneous endopyeloplasty. In: Nakada SY and Pearle MS, eds., Advanced Endourology, Totowa, NJ: Humana Press, 2005, p 197- 210.

Witte MN, Kattan MW, Albani J, Sharp D.S., Eastham JA, Morton RA Jr. Race is not an independent predictor of positive surgical margins after radical prostatectomy. Urology, 54(5):869-74, 1999 Nov.

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