Dr. Pooja Sharma

Director and Head - Medanta Institute of Education and Research



Senior Research Scientist at AIIMS, New Delhi and Society for Applied Studies, New Delhi

15 years of expertise in the planning, management and overview of clinical research.

Responsible for initiation and establishment of a research internship program at Medanta with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of UT Southwestern Amity University, Apeejay Stya University and Institute of Clinical Research of India.

Dr Pooja Sharma is Associate Director and Head at Medanta Institute of Education and Research, Gurgaon. She is a well- renowned scientist having been in the field of research for over 15 years now. Prior to Medanta, she has worked in AIIMS and Society for Applied Sciences as a senior scientist. Her expertise lies in protocol development, clinical trials and research ethics and public health research, amongst others.

Medical Qualifications

MD (Obs and Gynae)Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS), BHU, Varanasi1999
M.B.B.SIMS, BHU, Varanasi1996

Specialization and Expertise

  • Clinical Trials and Research Ethics
  • Public Health Research
  • Obs and Gynae

Memberships & Certifications

  • Chairperson IEC-Health Related Research, Genebandhu New Delhi
  • Chairperson, Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) of Indian Spinal Injuries Center (ISIC), New Delhi
  • Member Ethics committee of the National Brain Research Centre, Manesar|Member Secretary Medanta Institutional Review Board, Medanta the Medicity
  • Patient Advocacy role: Cankids patient advocacy research group leader


  • Role of WhattsApp messenger in the laboratory management System: A boon to communication :   J med systems January 2016, 40:14, 2016
  • Combining Carotid Endarterectory with off –pump coronary artery bypass graft is safe and effective :   Ann Indian Acad Neurol 0;0;0,2015, 2015
  • Clinical Research Environment in India: Challenges and Proposed Solutions. :   J Clin Res Bioeth 5: 201. doi:10.4172/2155-9627.1000201, 2014
  • Prevalence of carotid stenosis and its correlation with incidence of perioperative stroke in patients of coronary artery bypass graft surgery :   Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 12/2014; DOI: 10.1007/s12055-014-0336-3,
  • Rotavirus Immunization, Adult immunization (monograph) :   The Association of Physicians Of India ,Second edition, 2014;1:196-204, 2014
  • A cost effective model for appropriate administration of Red Cell units and salvaging un-transfused Red Cell units by using temperature sensitive indicators for blood component transportation in a hospital setting :   Asian J Transfus Sci. 2015 Jan;9(1), 2015
  • A Sustainable Prototype for Integrative Medicine: The Axial Model :   J Ayurveda Integr , 2014; 5:134-8, 2014
  • Clinical experience with Liraglutide in 196 patients with type 2 diabetes from a tertiary care center in India :   Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Jan-Feb; 18(1): 77–82., 2014
  • A pilot cross-sectional survey of the utilisation of the Hospital Information system and the factors affecting its acceptance in a tertiary care centre :   Asian Journal of Radiation Oncology, July-Dec 2013;1:54-59, 2013
  • PARTAKE Survey of Public Knowledge and Perceptions of Clinical Research in India :   PLOS ONE ,1 July 2013 ; 8: Issue 7 | e68666, 2013
  • Research Question, Study Design and Continuous Research Education and Training Exercises (CREATE) Program :   Journal of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology 2012,1:35-43, 2012
  • Rotavirus Immunization, Adult immunization (monograph) :   The Association of Physicians Of India 2009;1:163-170, 2009
  • The Rotavirus Vaccine Development Group. A Dose Escalation Safety and Immunogenicity Study of Live Attenuated Oral Rotavirus Vaccine 116E in Infants :   A Randomized, Double Blind Placebo Controlled Trial. JID 2009:200 (1 August) • 421-429,
  • Safety and immunogenicity of two live attenuated human rotavirus vaccine candidates, 116E and I321, in infants: Results of a randomised controlled trial. :   Vaccine 2006; 24 (31-32):5817-23, 2006
  • Implementation of the WHO Multicentre Growth Reference Study in India :   Food Nutr Bull 2004; 25(1): S66-71, 2004
  • A study of role of free radical injury in genital malignancy :   J Obstet Gynaecol India 2000; 50 (4):92-99, 2000