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Samin K. Sharma

Samin Sharma

The Mount Sinai Hospital
1190 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10029

New York

New York (NY)

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Cardiology; Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine


Samin K. Sharma, MD, is a renowned interventional cardiology expert in New York, well known for performing high-risk complex coronary interventions (more than 1,500 interventions per year) with an extremely high success rate (greater than 99 percent) while achieving an extremely low complication rate (less than 0.2 percent major complication). He has received the prestigious two-star designation (significantly lower than expected mortality) numerous times by the New York State Department of Health and the Governor’s Award of Excellence in Medicine in 1996. He served on New York State’s Cardiac Advisory Board from 2004–2016. Under Dr. Sharma’s leadership, The Mount Sinai Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory has become one of the safest and busiest centers in New York, providing state-of-the-art cardiac and interventional care for all types of simple and complex heart patients. In addition to coronary interventions, Dr. Sharma specializes in the non-surgical treatment of mitral and aortic valve disease, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and MitraClip procedures (TMVR).
He has been dubbed “master of Rotablator” and is regularly featured on national and local TV (CBS, TV Asia) and in newspapers and magazines including Newsday, Newsweek, the New York Times, the New York Post, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, the Washington Post, New York Magazine, India Abroad, and India Today. He has received numerous awards: 2018 Chairman Board of Trustees, Association of Indians in America (AIA), 2015 Honorary Master of Science PhD degree by Rajasthan University Jaipur India, 2014 Distinguished Physician Scientist by AAPI-QLI for excellence in Medicine, 2011 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, 2011 American Heart Association Achievement in Cardiovascular Science & Medicine Award, 2011 American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) Physician of the Year, 2010 Association of Indians in America (AIA) for Excellence in Medicine, 2003-2007
and 2010-2019 Best Doctors by New York Magazine, 2008-2019 Super Doctors, 2007 Jacobi Medallion Award by The Mount Sinai Hospital, and 2007 Physician of the Year by The Mount Sinai Hospital. He has authored more than 250 papers and 15 book chapters in the field of coronary interventions, structural heart disease and safety of percutaneous interventions. He is also a  philanthropist, and The Mount Sinai Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory is now named the Dr. Samin K. Sharma Family Foundation Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Dr. Sharma has built a 250-bed heart hospital (EHCC) in his native Jaipur, India, to provide the best care to all patients irrespective of their financial and social status. He also enjoys teaching other cardiologists through the annual live symposium called the Complex Coronary Cases (CCC) Symposium, which is in its 22nd year. His live monthly webcast series, Complex Coronary Cases (, which broadcasts live procedures to 138 countries, is in its 11th year.

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About Samin Sharma

Graduation Year: 1977

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Honors and Awards:

Best performance in Medical School with first position in the Rajasthan State University and recipient of six gold medals and three honors, India, 1972-1977.

Best medical and chief resident NY Infirmary-Beekman Downtown Hospital, New York 1986.

Governor’s award of excellence in medicine, 1996.

Center of excellence award for rotational coronary atherectomy 1996-1998.

Center of excellence award for directional coronary atherectomy 1997 and 1998.

Nominated for the “Physician of the Year” at Mount Sinai Hospital, NY 1998 and 2000.

The Simon Dack award for “Outstanding teacher of the year”, Mount Sinai Hospital, NY 2000.

Member of the council for development foundation, government of Rajasthan, India 2000 to present.

Chair CME committee of American Association of Physician of India (AAPI) 2001, 2016, 2017.

Northeast center of excellence for Intracoronary Brachytherapy (Novoste system) 2001.

Lowest risk adjusted mortality rate for angioplasty in the New York State for 1995-1997, 1998-2000, 1999-2001, 2000-2002, 2001-2003, 2005-2007, 2006-2008, 2010-2012, 2011-2013, 2012-2014, 2013-2015, 2014-2016.

Businessman of the year by national Republican Congressional Committee for 2001-2002.

Prestigious “Rajasthan Gaurav” award in Jaipur by Rajasthan Government, India 2002.

Honored by Rajasthan association of North America (RANA) for community service and academic excellence, 2002.

New York Magazine’s list of New York’s Best doctors from 2003 to 2007, 2011-2015, 2017.

Endowed Chaired Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, 2004.

Lifetime achievement award by World Business Forum, Inc New York, 2004.

America’s Top Physicians list by Castle Connley from 2004-2007, 2009-2010, 2012-2017.

Honored by the American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin (AACIO) for academic achievements in Orlando, Florida in conjunction with ACC, March 2005.

Prestigious “Rajive Gandhi memorial award” for outstanding community service and medical excellence for India May 2005.

Governor’s award of excellemce for outstanding contribution to Medicine, New York State May 2006.

Honored by Nurgis Dutt Memorial foundation for community service and academic excellence, December 2006.

Outstanding achievement award by Association of Immigration Law Foundation, New York, December 2007.

Physician of the Year award Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, Febuary 2007.

Jacobi Medallion award for outstanding physician Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, March 2007.

Honored by Rajasthan Medical alumni (RAJMMAI) for community service and academic excellence, August 2007.

Awarded (with oration) Dr Satya Paul gold medal for academic achievements by National Academy of Medical Sciences (Rajasthan chapter) December 2007.

Invited for coronary angiography and angioplasty procedure on Indian Prime Minister (Shri Manmohan Singh Desai) Jan 21, 2009.

Received second Smt Primyavada Devi memorial award for community service to medical community in India by governor of Maharsthra, at Bombay Hospital Mumbai, India on July 17, 2010.

Honored by Association of Indians in America (AIA) academic excellence, LI Hilton Hotel, NY on Sept 24, 2010.

Honored by American Association of Physician of India (AAPI) executive forum for academic excellence, Meadowland Sheraton hotel, New Jersey on October 9, 2010.

Ellis Island Medal of Honor May 6, 2011.

Most distinguished physician scientist by NY City AHA gala, June 8, 2011.

Physician of the Year by AAPI organization, June 24, 2011.

Honored by Childern’s Hope society for medical excellence, October 8, 2011.

Honored as distinguished physician scientist by AAPI-QLI gala, December 12, 2014.

Honary Master of science PhD degree by Rajasthan University, Jaipur India February 2, 2015.

Honored as Extraordinary Physician by Association of Indian in America (AIA) Long Island Chapter,Sept 18, 2016

Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award 2017-2020.

America’s Top Physicians list by Castle Connolly from 2004-2007, 2009-2010, and 2012-2020.

New York Magazine’s list of "Best Doctors" from 2003 to 2007, 2011-2015, 2017-2020.

NY Times Magazine list of “Super Doctors” from 2008-2020.

Special Licenses/Certifications:

Professional Societies & Licenses

Member of American College of Physicians (ACP) - 1989. 

Fellow of American College of Cardiology (FACC) - 1991.

License to practice Medicine in the State of New York (#166546-1), New Jersey and California - 1986.

Member of American Society of Coronary Angiography - 1994.

Member of Physician Advisory Board, ACS - 1994.

Member of Physician Advisory Council, DVI - 1994-96.

Heart Technology Rotablator Proctor - 1995.

J & J Coronary Stent Proctor, JJIS - 1995.

Fellow of Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention (FSCAI): 1996.

Editorial consultant for Journal of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis: 1996-2006.

Manuscript reviewer for Circulation, JAMA, JACC, AJC, CCI, Heart, JIC: 1998 to present.

Member of Physician advisory council, Scimed Life System : 1998-2001.

Abstract grader for scientific session of Transcatheter cardiovascular therapeutics (TCT): 2000-2008,  2010-13.

Member of the International Editorial Board of Indian Heart Journal:  2001.

Abstract grader for scientific session of American Heart Association: 2001-2008.

Abstract grader for scientific session of American College of Cardiology: 2002-2008, 2011.

Section Editor of Complex Cases, Journal of Invasive Cardiology: 2010-13.

Editor-in-Chief for the newly launched Interventional Cardiology Clinics 2012.

Editorial consultant for Journal of the American College of Cardiology Intervention since 2012.

Invited Member of the New York State Cardiac Advisory Committee DOH 2004-16.




ECFMG - July 1982.

Visa Qualifying Exam (VQE) - September 1982.

American Board of Internal Medicine - September 1986-lifetime.

American Board of Cardiology - November 1989-lifetime. 

American Board of Interventional Cardioliogy - November 1999 and recertified in 2010.

Publications, Lectures and Presentations:

2020 Articles:

  1. Aoi S, Baber U, Kovacic J, Mehran R, Aquino M, Dangas G, Sweeny J, Vijay P, Shah S, Barman N, Moreno P, Kini A, Sharma S. Combined and independent impact of coronary artery calcification and inflammation on risk for adverse cardiovascular events after percutaneous coronary intervention: Results from a large single-center registry. Catherter Cardiovasc Interv doi: 10.1002/ccd.28784 22 February 2020 [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Tang G, Zaid S, Fuchs A, Yamabe T, Yazdchi F, Gupta E, Ahmad H, Kofoed K, Goldberg J, Undemir C, Kaple R, Shah P, Kaneko T, Lansman S, Khera S, Kovacic J, Dangas G, Lerakis S, Sharma S, Kini A, Adams D, Khalique O, Hahn R, Søndergaard L, George I, Kodali S, De Backer O, Leon M, Bapat V. Alignment of Trnascatheter Aortic-Valve Neo-Commissures (ALIGN TAVR) Impact on Final Valve Orientation and Coronary Artery Overlap. J Am Coll Cardiol Intv March 2020 [Epub ahead of print].
  3. Dangas G, Baber U, Sharma S, Giustino G, Mehta S, Cohen D, Angiolillo D, Sartori S, Chandiramani R, Briguori C, Dudek D, Escaned J, Huber K, Collier T, Kornowski R, Kunadian V, Kaul U, Oldroyd K, Saedella G, Shlofmitz R, Witzenbichler B, Ya-Ling H, Pocock S, Gibson M, Mehran R. Ticagrelor with aspirin or alone in high-risk patients after complex percutaneous coronary intervention: The TWILIGHT-COMPLEX study. Accepted in J Am Coll Cardiol 2020.
  4. Azzalini L, Johal G, Baber U, Bander J, Moreno P, Bazi L, Kapur V, Barman N, Kini A, Sharma S. Outcomes of Impella-supported high-risk nonemergent percutaneous coronary intervention in a large single-center registry. Catheter Cardiovsc Intervn April 25, 2020 [Epub ahead of print].
  5. Baber U, Zafar U, Dangas G, Escolar G, Angiolillo D, Sharma S, Kini A, Sartoni S, Joyce L, Vogel B, Farhan S, Gurbel P, Gibson M, Fuster V, Mehran R, Badimon J. Tiacagrelor with or without aspirin after PCI. The TWILIGHT platelet substudy. J Am Coll Cardiol 75:578;2020.
  6. Usman B, Chandiramani R, Mehta S, Sartoni S, Zhang Z, Claessen B, Briguori C, Sharma S, Dangas G, Mehran R. Safety a efficacy of the bioabsorbable polymer everolimus-eluting stent versus durable polymer drug-eluting stents in high-risk patients undergoing PCI: TWILIGHT-SYNERGY. Catheter Cardiovasc Intervn May 14, 2020 [Epub ahead of print].
  7. Khan M, Senguttuvan N, Krishnamoorthy P, Vengrenyuk Y, Tang G, Sharma S, Kini A. Coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention after transcatheter aortic valve replacement with medtronic self-expanding prosthesis: Insights from correlations with computer tomography. International Journal of Cardiology June 1, 2020 [Epub ahead of print].
  8. Redfors B, Sharma S, Saito S, Kini A, Lee A, Moses J, Ali Z, Feldman R, Bhatheja R, Stone G. Novel micro crown orbital atherectomy for severe lesion calcification: The coronary orbital atherectomy system (COAST) study. Circ Cardiovasc Intervn June 3, 2020, Accepted for publication.
  9. Kapur N, Jorde U, Sharma S, Pyo R, Rajagopal V, Lotun K, Kimmelstiel C, Kuo H, Zhang Z, Ying S, West N, Kandazari D. Early experience with the HeartMate percutaneous heart pump (PHP) from the SHIELD II Trial. Circulation: Heart Failure June 9, 2020, Accepted for publication.
  10. Murphy J, Patel N, Vengrenyuk Y, Okamoto N, Barman N, Sweeny J, Kapur V, Hasan C, Krishnan P, Vijay P, Jhaveri V, Dangas G, Mehran R, Aquino M, Baber U, Sharma S, Kini A. Cardiovascular outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention in bifurcation lesions with moderate to severe coronary calcium: A single-center registry study. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv June 10, 2020 [Epub ahead of print].
  11. Yasumura K, Benhuri B, Vengrenyuk Y, Petrov A, Barman, N, Sweeny J, Kapur V, Suleman J, Baber U, Mehran R, Stone G, Kini A, Sharma S. Procedural and 1-year clinical outcomes of orbital atherectomy for treatment of coronary in-stent restenosis: A single-center, restrospective study. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. June 18, 2020 [Epub ahead of print].
  12. Kini A, Dangas G, Baber U, Vengrenyuk Y, Kandzari D, Leon M, Morice M, Serruys P, Kappetein A, Sabik III J, Dressler O, Mehran R, Sharma S, Stone G. Influence of final kissing balloon inflation on long-term outcomes after PCI of distal left main bifurcation lesions in the EXCEL trial. EuroIntervention 16:218;2020.
  13. Sharma S, Rao R, Chopra M, Sonawane A, Jose J, Sengottuvelu G. Myval transcathter heart valve system in the treatment of severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. Future Cardiol July 6, 2020 [Epub ahead of print].
  14. Sharma S, Azzalini L. How to stay out of trouble during rotational atherectomy: Follow the instructions! Cardiovasc Revasc Med 21:320;2020.
  15. Cao D, Mehran R, Dangas G, Baber U, Sartori S, Chandiramani R, Stefanini G, Angiolillo D, Capodanno D, Urban P, Morice M, Krucoff M, Goel R, Roumeliotis A, Sweeny J, Sharma S, Kini A. Validation of the academic research consortium high bleeding risk definition in contemporary PCI patients. J Am Coll Cardiol 75:2711, 2020.
  16. Sharma S, Fuster V, Hofstra L, Kini A, Gianelli A, Narula J. Lessons learned from reduced acute cardiovascular events and STEMI during Covid-19. Catheter Cardiovasc Intvn Accepted manunscript August 2, 2020
  17. Patel N, Okamoto N, Murphy J, Vengrenyuk Y, Sharma S, Kini A. Management of calcified coronary artery bifurcation lesions. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2020 August 10 published for Early View.
  18. Chandrasekhar J, Dangas G, Baber U, Sartori S, Qadeer A, Aquino M, Vogel B, Faggioni M, Vijay P, Claessen B, Goel R, Moreno P, Krishnan P, Kovacic J, Kini A, Mehran R, Sharma S. Impact of insulin treated and non-insulin-treated diabetes compared to patients without diabetes on 1-year outcomes following contemporary PCI. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv March 12, 2020 [Epub ahead of print]

Books and Book Chapters

  1. Sharma S. Complex lesions and newer interventional techniques. Complex coronary lesions in acute coronary syndromes, Edited by John Ambrose, Futura Publishing Company Inc; 237-251, 1996.
  2. Gallo R, Badimon J, Fuster V, Sharma S, Chesebro J. Antithrombotic treatments. Endoluminal stenting, Edited be Ulrich Sigwart, W.B. Saunders Company Ltd; 366-74, 1996.
  3. Sharma S, Kini A. Coronary atherectomy. Contemporary concepts in Cardiology, Edited by Richard Gorlin, George Dangas, Pavlos Toutouzas, M Konstadoulakis, Kluwer Academic Publisher Inc; 463-478, 1999.
  4. Sharma S, Fuster V. Editorial on STOPAMI-2 trial in Hurst’s The Heart electronic format on April 17, 2002.
  5. Sharma S. Interventional cardiology. Cardiol Clin 24(2), 2006.
  6. Sharma S, Kini A. Coronary bifurcation lesions. Cardio Clin 24(2):233-46, 2006.
  7. Sharma S, Chen V. Coronary interventional devices: Balloon, atherectomy, thrombectomy and distal protection devices. Cardiol Clin 24(2):201-15, 2006.
  8. Sharma S, Kini A. Coronary bifurcation lesions. Cardiol Clin 24 (2):233-46, 2006.
  9. Sharma S, Bagga R, Kini A. Debulking approaches prior to stenting in interventional cardiology. Edited by Stephen Ellis and David Holmes, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 116-124, 2006.
  10. Samin K. Sharma. Guest Editor Cardiology Clinics: Interventional Cardiology May 2006: Preface and two
  11. Sarkar K, Kini A, Sharma S. Treatment of thrombotic lesions in STEMI: The role of thrombectomy Textbook on new approaches for STEMI interventions by Sameer Mehta Editor 2008.
  12. Sharma S, Kini A. Preface. Cardiol Clin 2010.
  13. Purushothaman R, Purushothaman M, Levy A, Sharma S, Fuster V, Moreno P. Therapeutic angiogenesis - neovascularization and intra-plaque hemorrhage: Role of haptoglobin, macrophages, and heme       oxygenase-1 pathway. Edited by Mark Slevin (Editor), Publisher: Springer publication, UK. October 2010.
  14. Sharma K and Kini A. Guest Editors Cardiol Clin: Interventional Cardiology Feb 2010: Preface and   one article.
  15. Sharma S, Sweeny J, Kini A. Coronary bifurcation lesions: A Current Update. Cardiol Clin 28: 55-70, 2010.
  16. Sweeny J, Sharma S. Update in the treatment of thrombotic lesions in STEMI. Textbook on new approaches for STEMI intervention, 2nd Edition 2010.
  17. Sharma S, Kini A. Advanced applied interventional cardiology, Cardiol Clin, 1e: Saunders 2010.
  18. Sharma S, Palacios I. Percutaneous approaches to valvular heart disease, Intervetnional Cardiology Clinics, 1e:Saunders 2012.
  19. Sharma S, Palacios, I (Consulting Editors), Kini A, Mehran R (Editors). Percuataneous Intervetnions in Women. Interventional Cardiology Clinics. 2012
  20. Gidwani U, Sharma S, Kini A. Cardiovascular intensive care. Preface. Cardiol Clin 31(4):ix, 2013.
  21. Kini A, Narula J, Sharma S. Practical manual of interventional cardiology. Springer 2015.
  22. Farkouh M, Sharma S, Tomey M, Puskas J, Fuster V. Coronary artery bypass grafting and percutaneous interventions in stable ischemic heart disease. Hurt’s The Heart 14e, Edited by Fuster V, Harrington R, Narula J, Eapen Z, published by McGraw-Hill 2017.
  23. Kini A, Narula J, Vengrenyuk Y, Sharma S. Atlas of coronary intravascular optical coherence tomography. Springer (In Press).
  24. Kini A, Sharma S. Practical handbook of transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Springer (In Press).
  25. Tomey MI, Sharma S. Current update in the treatment of calcified lesions. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers 2019.


Dr. Samin K. Sharma,

Educational Background:


7/72 - 8/78                            M.B;B.S.- S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur, India.

7/71 - 6/72                            B.Sc.- Maharaja's College, Jaipur, India.

7/68 - 6/71                            High School - Rajgarh Higher Secondary School, Alwar, India.

Postdoctoral Training

 7/89 - 6/90                            Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology

Mount Sinai Medical Center and Hospital, New York.

7/88 - 6/89                            Fellowship in Invasive/Nuclear Cardiology

Mount Sinai Medical Center and Hospital, New York.

7/86 - 6/88                            Fellowship in Cardiology

City Hospital Center at Elmhurst- Mount Sinai Services, New York.

7/83 - 6/86                            Residency in Internal Medicine

New York Infirmary-Beekman Downtown Hospital, New York.

9/78 - 3/82                            Residency in Internal Medicine, S.M.S.Hospital, Jaipur, India.

Academic & Hospital Appointments

8/11 – present                      Director Clinical and Interventional Cardiology

                                                Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

8/11 – present                      President Mount Sinai Heart Network

                                                Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

8/11 – present                      Dean International Clinical Affiliation

                                                Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

July 2004                              Zena and Michael A. Wiener Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.

7/04 – 7/11                           Co-Director, Zena & Michael A Wiener Cardiovascular Institute

Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

1/04 – 6/04                           Associate Director, Zena & Michael A Wiener Cardiovascular Institute

Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

6/98 – 12/03                         Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.

11/96 – 7/11                         Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Cardiovascular Institute,

Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

1/96 - present                       Director, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Institute

Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

3/96 - 10/96                          Acting Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Cardiovascular Institute,

Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.   

9/92 - 3/96                            Associate Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

7/91 - 5/98                            Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

7/90 - 7/91                            Interventional Cardiologist, Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

Hospital committees

Director of Quality Care for the Cardiac Cath Lab - 1991- present.

Member of Radiology Chair Search Committee - 1994.

Member of Clinical Practice Standards Committee - 1999-2000.

Member of Pharmacy Clinical Practice Standards Committee - 2000.

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