Adam L. Sharp, MD, MSc
- Education and Training
BA, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
MD, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Residency, Emergency Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis
Chief Resident, Indiana University Emergency Medicine Department
MSc, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Dr. Adam L. Sharp specializes in Emergency Medicine and is a research scientist with Kaiser Permanente Department of Research and Evaluation. He aims to improve the effectiveness and affordability of health care by embedding research methods and rigor into care improvement efforts. His work has improved antibiotic stewardship, emergent care of ischemic stroke, appropriate use of diagnostic Computed Tomography (CT) imaging, the acute evaluation of chest pain and understanding of social needs interventions within the health care delivery system.
- Prior Positions (selected)
- 2003-2007Eye Bank TechnicianUtah Lions Eye Bank at the Moran Eye Center2008-2009EMS Medical DirectorPutnam County2008-2010Fast Track PhysicianMethodist Hospital Emergency Medicine Trauma Center2010-2011Assistant ProfessorIndiana University Department of Emergency Medicine, Methodist Hospital2011-2013Clinical LecturerUniversity of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine2013-presentResearch ScientistKaiser Permanente Southern California, Department of Research and Evaluation2013-presentClinical FacultyKaiser Permanente Southern California, Los Angeles Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine2017-presentReviewerAnnals of Emergency Medicine
- Honors and Awards (selected)
- 2005-2006Class PresidentUniversity of Utah School of Medicine2009Gold Humanism Honor Society InducteeThe Arnold P. Gold Foundation2010Distinguished Scholar in AdvocacyIndiana University Emergency Medicine Department2010Indiana University Emergency Medicine Resident Teacher of the Year AwardIndiana University2011Nominee, Outstanding Teaching Faculty of the Year AwardMethodist Hospital, Indiana University Transitional Residency Program
- Publications (selected)
Peer-reviewed research manuscripts
Sharp AL, Wu YL, Shen E, Redberg R, Lee MS, Ferencik M, Natsui S, Zheng C, Kawatkar A, Gould MK, Sun BC. The HEART score for suspected acute coronary syndrome in U.S. emergency departments. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Oct 9;72(15):1875-1877
Sharp AL, Shen E, Wu YL, Wong A, Menchine M, Kanter MH, Gould MK. Satisfaction With Care After Reducing Opioids for Chronic Pain. Am J Manag Care 2018;24(6):e196-e199.
Sharp AL, Broder B, Sun BC. Improving Emergency Department Care for Low-Risk Chest Pain. NEJM Catalyst 2018 April 18. (Featured in U.S News and World Report)
De Leon E, Rippberger E, Duan L, Sharp AL. Impact of Standardizing Management of Atrial Fibrillation with Rapid Heart Rate in the Emergency Department. Perm J 2018;22:17-049. DOI:
Sharp AL, Huang BZ, Tang T, Shen E, Melnick ER, Venkatesh AK, Kanter MH, Gould MK. Implementation of the Canadian CT Head Rule and Its Association With Use of Computed Tomography Among Patients with Head Injury. Ann Emerg Med 2018;71(1):54-63:e52.