Anudeepa Sharma, MBBS, MBA

Position title: Assistant Professor

Division of Neonatology & Newborn Nursery
For Academic Inquiries: (608) 417-6236


MBBS, G.R. Medical College, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
Residency, Pediatrics, Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
Fellowship, Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
MBA, Healthcare Administration, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Texas

Professional Activities

Dr. Anudeepa Sharma is assistant professor (CHS) in the Division of Neonatology and Newborn Nursery and serves as the Meriter NICU associate medical director. Sharma is committed to improving the quality of care for neonates in a culturally sensitive manner, with a particular interest in identifying practical areas to improve neurodevelopmental outcomes of infants born prematurely.

She received research awards at the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University, has presented at multiple scientific and clinical conferences, and currently engages in academic peer reviews for clinical journals in pediatrics and neonatology. In addition, Sharma was part of a team that revealed the opioid crisis affecting babies in West Texas and was featured in the media.

In her previous roles, she helped in the transition of a special care nursery to a level III NICU and took a keen interest in the administrative and managerial aspects of health care. Sharma obtained an MBA with a concentration in health care administration and has been inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma honor societies. She has also been actively involved with the Trainees and Early Career Neonatologists (TECaN) and Early Career Neonatologists (ECaN) groups and thoroughly enjoys resident and fellow education.

Clinical Interests

Sharma is committed to providing culturally sensitive care in the NICU and studying cultural disparities in the care provided to NICU babies. Her clinical interests include pain and sedation protocols for preterm babies, cardiopulmonary disease pathology (including pulmonary hypertension, chronic lung disease), and point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for procedural and diagnostic purposes in the NICU.

Research Interests

Sharma’s research work has included assessing cellular mechanisms of preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), hypoglycemia, and nutrition management in the NICU and the role of diverse familial cultural traditions in the management of preterm infants. She has a special interest in investigating outcomes of pain and sedation protocols in the NICU and developing innovative methods for clinical prognostication.