Mike Sharma is a nationally-certified PA with clinical experience in emergency medicine, urgent care, primary care, and concussion rehabilitation. He is also a medical educator and speaker at the local and national levels. In addition, he is a 14-year veteran of the U.S. Army.
In 2000, Mike graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s Degree in biomedical science. It was at Texas A&M where Mike began his medical training, working on the university’s student-run EMS service in pre-hospital medicine. Upon graduation, he was also commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps of the U.S. Army.
As an Army officer, Mike trained and led teams in patient care, medical operations, and human resources. He deployed to Iraq in 2004 and, as an assistant operations officer, helped coordinate air and ground medical evacuation operations over the entire country. He was then selected for and graduated from the military’s PA program, the Interservice Physician Assistant Program.
Upon his graduation with a Master’s Degree in physician assistant studies in 2010, Mike was assigned to 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division. He and over 700 Soldiers from the battalion deployed to southern Afghanistan in 2011. There, he served as a trauma team leader at a NATO Role 1 Aid Station, directly treating over 100 patients injured by such methods as improvised explosive devices and gunshot wounds. In addition to his clinical role, as a military PA Mike was the medical supervisor and primary educator for a cohort of 35 enlisted combat medics.
Mike was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 2014 after 14 years of service. He, his wife, and three daughters then moved to the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex, when he began working full-time in emergency medicine. He continues to work in education, this time with PAs, NPs, and physicians, by originating and teaching workshops at the local and national levels. He is enthusiastic about connecting with fellow medical professionals both in-person and over social media.