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
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
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

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

  11. 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:

  12. 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

  13. 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:

  14. 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

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