Dr. Neil Sharma Joins Peak Gastroenterology Associates in Colorado Springs January 08, 2024
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Peak Gastroenterology Associates (“Peak” or “the Company”), the largest provider of gastroenterology and related ancillary diagnostic and therapeutic services in Colorado, today welcomed Neil Sharma, MD, one of the nation’s leading board-certified, fellowship-trained interventional gastroenterologists and endoscopists. Dr. Sharma will lead Peak’s interventional program in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Dr. Sharma joins Peak from Parkview Health, northeast Indiana’s largest not-for-profit healthcare provider, where he served for over 10 years, most recently as the first President of the Parkview Cancer Institute, which he helped to conceive and develop. Over his tenure, it became a destination cancer institute rated in the top 100 by Becker’s Hospital Review and earned recognition from the Commission on Cancer for its unique patient center multi-disciplinary approach.
“Dr. Sharma is a world-class leader in interventional endoscopy and endoscopic oncology who is passionate about creating the best outcomes for patients and constantly on the forefront of advancements in the interventional space,” said Dr. Prashant Krishnan, Chief Medical Officer at Peak. “Beyond his significant career achievements from a research and innovation perspective, Dr. Sharma is also a compassionate leader who cares deeply about individuals and their health.”
“I look forward to contributing to the Peak team, whose focus on healthcare excellence and desire to treat patients with integrity and compassion aligns with my core values as a physician,” added Dr. Sharma. “Together, I know we will continue to collaborate and build novel solutions to attain the objectives and outcomes that improve the health and success of our patients.”
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Sharma is a distinguished academic researcher, published scholar, professor, and speaker with over 100 peer-reviewed publications. He has lectured nationally and internationally at medical educational courses and events in endoscopy and oncology, including speaking at ACG and ASGE postgraduate courses, GI ASCO, DDW, and numerous CME events where he has served in roles as faculty and course director. He has conducted prospective trials in pancreatic and foregut cancers, endoscopic resection, and numerous endoscopic interventions. He served as Assistant Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine, mentored third- and fourth-year medical students and residents, as well as created and served as program director for an Interventional Endoscopy, for which he trained and mentored fellows who now serve as attending physicians and leaders across the nation.
Sharma earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of South Florida at the H. Lee Moffit Cancer Center & Research Institute. He went on to pursue an additional fellowship in Interventional Endoscopy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
ABOUT PEAK GASTROENTEROLOGY ASSOCIATES
Based in Colorado Springs and Denver, Peak utilizes its clinical workforce to administer a broad spectrum of advanced, patient-centric, gastroenterology and digestive services across Peak’s network of outpatient locations, ambulatory centers, and hospital-based endoscopy centers throughout the state. As a preferred partner of Gastro Care Partners, Peak complements its advanced gastroenterology services with a full suite of ancillary patient services, including anesthesia, clinical research, and pathology. For more information about the Company, visit www.peakgastro.com.
ABOUT GASTRO CARE PARTNERS
Based in Denver, Colorado, Gastro Care Partners (“GCP”) is a leading partner for high-performing, quality and patient-focused gastroenterology practices. GCP provides a full spectrum of services and resources to help its family of practices thrive while fostering the unique identities that have made them so successful. To learn more, visit www.gastrocarepartners.com.