Anjana Sharma, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor

Anjana Sharma, MD, MAS is a family physician researcher practicing at the Family Health Center at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Her research focus is the study of patient engagement in programs to improve quality and safety of primary care in underserved settings. She is PI of the PARTNRS Study, a KL2 award investigating how patients can be more involved in the reporting and review of unsafe events in primary care and in identifying safety priorities for primary care for vulnerable populations. She received her MD from Harvard Medical School and completed residency at the Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance. She is a graduate of the Primary Care Research Fellowship and Master's in Clinical Research program at UCSF. Twitter: @AJSharmaMD
Education
2018 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
MAS, 2017 - Clinical Research, University of California San Francisco
Residency, 2014 - Family Medicine, Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance
MD, 2011 - , Harvard Medical School
Publications
  1. Lyles CR, Sharma AE, Fields JD, Getachew Y, Sarkar U, Zephyrin L. Centering Health Equity in Telemedicine. 2022. PMID: 35879077


  2. Sharma AE, Khoong EC, Sierra M, Rivadeneira NA, Nijagal MA, Su G, Lyles CR, Defries T, Tuot D, Sarkar U. System-level factors associated with telephone and video visit use: Survey of safety-net clinicians during the early phase of COVID-19. 2022. PMID: 35148271


  3. Bardach NS, Stotts JR, Fiore DM, Sarkar U, Sharma AE, Boscardin WJ, Avina L, Peralta-Neel C, Rosenbluth G. Family Input for Quality and Safety (FIQS): Using mobile technology for in-hospital reporting from families and patients. 2022. PMID: 35535946


  4. Khoong EC, Sharma AE, Gupta K, Adler-Milstein J, Sarkar U. The Abrupt Expansion of Ambulatory Telemedicine: Implications for Patient Safety. 2022. PMID: 35048294


  5. Sharma AE, Khoong EC, Rivadeneira N, Sierra M, Fang MC, Gupta N, Pramanik R, Tran H, Whitezell T, Fontil V, Lee SY, Sarkar U. Warfarin Monitoring in Safety-Net Health Systems: Analysis by Race/Ethnicity and Language Preference. 2022. PMID: 34993871


  6. Sharma AE, Lyson HC, Cherian R, Somsouk M, Schillinger D, Sarkar U. A Root Cause Analysis of Barriers to Timely Colonoscopy in California Safety-Net Health Systems. 2020. PMID: 32467445


  7. Sharma AE, Huang B, Stakeholder Research Advisory Council , Del Rosario JB, Yang J, Boscardin WJ, Sarkar U. Patient and caregiver factors in ambulatory incident reports: a mixed-methods analysis. 2021. PMID: 34544693


  8. Hemmat S, Khoong EC, Olazo K, Sharma AE, Mangurian C, Fernandez A, Sarkar U. Using incident reporting to understand and characterize sexual harassment of physicians by patients. 2021. PMID: 34254222


  9. Sharma, Anjana E., Elaine C. Khoong, Malini A. Nijagal, Courtney R. Lyles, George Su, Triveni DeFries, Urmimala Sarkar, and Delphine Tuot.. Clinician Experience with Telemedicine at a Safety-net Hospital Network during COVID-19: A Cross-sectional Survey 2021. PMID:


  10. Sharma AE, Mann Z, Cherian R, Del Rosario JB, Yang J, Sarkar U. Recommendations From the Twitter Hashtag #DoctorsAreDickheads: Qualitative Analysis. 2020. PMID: 33112246


  11. Sharma AE, Yang J, Del Rosario JB, Hoskote M, Rivadeneira NA. What Safety Events Are Reported For Ambulatory Care? Analysis of Incident Reports from a Patient Safety Organization. 2020. PMID: 32980254


  12. Dehlendorf C, Fox E, Sharma AE, Zhang J, Yang S, Centola D. Birth Control Connect: a randomized trial of an online group to disseminate contraceptive information. 2020. PMID: 32032641


  13. Hemmat S, Khoong EC, Sharma AE, Sarkar U. Sharing Stories, Searching for Solutions: Sexual Harassment of Physicians by Patients. 2019. PMID: 31300215


  14. Sharma AE, Huang B, Knox M, Willard-Grace R, Potter MB. Patient Engagement in Community Health Center Leadership: How Does it Happen? Volume 43 of Issue 6. 2018. PMID: 29777334


  15. Sharma AE, Frederiksen BN, Malcolm NM, Rollison JM, Carter MW. Community Education and Engagement in Family Planning: Updated Systematic Review. Volume 55 of Issue 5. 2018. PMID: 30342637


  16. Sharma AE, Rivadeneira NA, Barr-Walker J, Stern RJ, Johnson AK, Sarkar U. Patient Engagement In Health Care Safety: An Overview Of Mixed-Quality Evidence. 2018. PMID: 30395509


  17. Sharma AE, Knox M, Peterson LE, Willard-Grace R, Grumbach K, Potter MB. How Is Family Medicine Engaging Patients at the Practice-Level?: A National Sample of Family Physicians. Volume 31 of Issue 5. 2018. PMID: 30201669


  18. Sharma AE, Knox M, Mleczko VL, Olayiwola JN. The impact of patient advisors on healthcare outcomes: a systematic review. Volume 17 of Issue 1. 2017. PMID: 29058625


  19. Sharma AE, Grumbach K. Engaging patients in primary care practice transformation: theory, evidence and practice. Volume 34 of Issue 3. 2017. PMID: 28034916


  20. Olayiwola, J. Nwando 2062970; Sheth, Sonali; Mleczko, Victor; Choi, Anna L.; and Sharma, Anjana E.. The Impact of the Patient-Centered Medical Home on Health Disparities in Adults: A Systematic Review of the Evidence 2017. PMID:


  21. Sharma AE, Willard-Grace R, Willis A, Zieve O, Dubé K, Parker C, Potter MB. "How Can We Talk about Patient-centered Care without Patients at the Table?" Lessons Learned from Patient Advisory Councils. Volume 29 of Issue 6. 2016. PMID: 28076261


  22. Rachel Willard-Grace, MPH, Anjana E. Sharma, MD, Charla Parker, MPA, and Michael B. Potter, MD. Engaging Patients as Partners in Practice Improvement: A Survey of Community Health Centers 2016. PMID:


  23. Sharma AE, Willard-Grace R, Hessler D, Bodenheimer T, Thom DH. What Happens After Health Coaching? Observational Study 1 Year Following a Randomized Controlled Trial. Volume 14 of Issue 3. 2016. PMID: 27184989


  24. Sharma A, Angel L, Bui Q. Patient Advisory Councils: Giving Patients a Seat at the Table. Volume 22 of Issue 4. 2015. PMID: 26176505