• Param Sharma MD, FACC, FHRS

  • Physician - Cardiology - Electrophysiology


    • Cardiology
    • 1000 North Oak Ave. 2C1 Marshfield, WI 54449

Education


1995 to 1996:
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of California - Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, Los Angeles
1992 to 1995:
Cardiology, University of California - Veterans Affairs Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles
1989 to 1992:
Internal Medicine, State University of New York - School of Medicine, Buffalo
1988 to 1989:
Pediatrics, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island
1979 to 1984:
MD, Punjabi University, Guru Gobind Singh Medical School, Faridkot, Punjab, India
1977 to 1978:
Undergraduate School, Hindu College Sonepat, Haryana, India

Work Experience


2009 to Present:
Medical Director, Electrophysiology Lab, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield
2008 to Present:
Medical Director-Cardiac Arrhythmia Services, Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield
2006 to Present:
Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin-School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison
2002 to Present:
Attending Physician, Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire
2000 to Present:
Medical Director, Pacemaker Clinic, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield
1998 to Present:
Attending Physician, Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield
1998 to Present:
Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin-School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison
1998 to Present:
Electrophysiologist, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield
2001 to 2006:
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1998 to 2001:
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1996 to 1998:
Director, Electrophysiology Laboratory, Section of Cardiology, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson

Board Certifications


1988 to Present:
Federal Licensing Examination (FLEX)
1988 to Present:
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
2005 to Present:
Cardiovascular Disease (1995), recertified
2008 to Present:
Clinic Cardiac Electrophysiology (1998), recertified

Professional Societies


American College of Cardiology, Fellow
The Heart Rhythm Society, Fellow

Select Publications


  • Antimisiaris M, Sarma JS, Schoenbaum MP, Sharma PP, Venkataraman K, Singh BN. (1994 November). Effects of amiodarone on the circadian rhythm and power spectral changes of heart rate and QT interval: significance for the control of sudden cardiac death. Am Heart J. 128(5):884-891.
    PubMed ID: 7942479
  • Sharma PP, Ott P, Hartz V, Mason JW, Marcus FI. (1998 October). Risk factors for tachycardia events caused by antiarrhythmic drugs: experience from the ESVEM Trial. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 3(4):269-274.
    PubMed ID: 10684508
  • He DS, Sharma PP, Wang X, Bosnos M, Marcus FI. (1999 March). Bio-battery signal predicts myocardial lesion formation and depth in vitro. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 3(1):69-77.
    PubMed ID: 10354979
  • Sharma PP, Sarma JS, Singh BN. (1999 January). Effects of Sotalol on the Circadian Rhythmicity of Heart Rate and QT Intervals With a Noninvasive Index of Reverse-Use Dependency. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 4(1):15-21.
    PubMed ID: 10684520
  • Smith PN, Eaker ED, Vidaillet HJ, Hayes JJ, Sharma PP, Slusser JP, Chyou P. (1999). Ectopic atrial tachycardia in the general population: the rhythm that starts the risk. CIRCULATION. I :287.
  • Ortiz M, Vidaillet HJ, Orejarena LA, Granada JF, Chyou P, Smith PN,...Eaker ED. (1999). Prevalencia del sindrome de Wolff-Parkinson-White en la poblacion general y su proyeccion en Chile. Rev Chilena Card.
  • Sharma PP, Marcus FI. (1999 August). Radiofrequency ablation of an accessory pathway years after heart transplant: a case report. J Heart Lung Transplant. 18(8):792-795.
    PubMed ID: 10512527
  • Granada JF, Chyou P, Uribe W, Maassen KA, Ortiz M, Sharma PP,...Vidaillet HJ [including Smith PN, Hayes JJ.] (2000). Survival following initial diagnosis of atrial arrhythmias in Marshfield Epidemiology Study Area. A population-based prosepective cohort study of 1154 subjects. CIRCULATION. II :843.
  • Granada JF, Uribe W, Chyou P, Ortiz M, Smith PN, Sharma PP,...Vidaillet HJ. (2000). Impact on clinical outcomes of atrial flutter in the general population. J Am Coll Cardiol. 35 :553A.
  • Vidaillet HJ, Granada JF, Chyou P, Maassen KA, Ortiz M, Smith PN,...Hayes JJ [including Sharma PP.] (2000). Independent impact of gender on the risk of stroke or death among patients diagnosed with atrial flutter in the general population. CIRCULATION. II :861-2.
  • Smith PN, Vidaillet HJ, Sharma PP, Hayes JJ, Schmelzer JR. (2001 January). Catheter ablation in the elderly in the United States: use in the Medicare population from 1991 to 1998. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 24(1):66-69.
    PubMed ID: 11227972
  • Vidaillet HJ, Granada JF, Chyou P, Maassen KA, Ortiz M, Smith PN,...Hayes JJ [including Sharma PP.] (2001). Atrial flutter is an independent predictor of stroke or death in both men and women. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY.
  • Hayes JJ, Granada JF, Chyou P, Ortiz M, Maassen KA, Sharma PP, Smith PN. (2002). Atrial flutter versus atrial fibrillation in the general population: are there differences in predisposing conditions? CIRCULATION. 106 :410.
  • Rezkalla SH, Mesa JE, Sharma PP, Kloner RA.. (2002 July). Myocardial infarction temporally related to ephedra -- a possible role for the coronary microcirculation. WMJ. 101(7):64-66.
    PubMed ID: 12426924
  • Vidaillet HJ, Granada JF, Chyou P, Maassen KA, Ortiz M, Pulido JN,...Hayes JJ [including Sharma PP, Smith PN.] (2002 October). A population-based study of mortality among patients with atrial fibrillation or flutter. Am J Med. 113(5):365-370.
    PubMed ID: 12401530
  • Hayes JJ, Anderson KP, Sharma PP, Smith PN, Vidaillet HJ, Maassen KA. (2002). Dual-chamber pacing or ventricular backup pacing in patients with an implantable defibrillator. JAMA. 288(24):3115-3123.
  • Sharma PP, Vidaillet HJ, Tak T. (2002 October). Persistent left superior vena cava diagnosed during pacemaker implantation. Neth Heart J. 10(11):467-468.
  • Greenlee RT, Chyou P, Granada JF, Maassen KA, Grierson P, Ortiz M,...Vidaillet HJ [including Sharma PP, Smith PN, Hayes JJ.] (2003). Incidence of primary versus secondary atrial fibrillation: a population-based study from the Marshfield Epidemiologic Study Area (MESA). American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. Circulation. 108(17):IV:786-787.
  • Vidaillet HJ, Granada JF, Maassen KA, Ortiz M, Grierson P, Sharma PP,...Chyou P [including Smith PN, Hayes JJ, Greenlee RT.] (2003). Independent risk factors for atrial flutter: a population-based study from the Marshfield Epidemiologic Study Area (MESA). American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. Circulation. 108(17):IV780.
  • Ortiz M, Granada JF, Chyou P, Hayes JJ, Smith PN, Sharma PP, Vidaillet HJ. (2003). Incidence of atrial flutter in the general population: estimates in Chile. Canadian J Card. 19(94-5A)
  • Rezkalla SH, Sharma PP, Kloner RA.. (2003 September). Coronary no-flow and ventricular tachycardia associated with habitual marijuana use. Ann Emerg Med. 42(3):365-369.
    PubMed ID: 12944889
  • Sharma PP, Vidaillet HJ, Dietz JC. (2003 February). Patient with Sotos syndrome, Wolff-Parkinson-White pattern on electrocardiogram, and two right-sided accessory bypass tracts. Am J Med Genet. 116A(4):372-375.
    PubMed ID: 12522794
  • Dhawan S, Sharma PP, Tak T. (2003 October). Thrombotic occlusion of Bjork-Shiley prosthetic aortic valve. Clin Med Res. 1(4):305-308.
    PubMed ID: 15931324
  • Smith PN, Vidaillet HJ, Liu K, Ellner MK, Cairns R, Gennett D,...Greenlee RT [including Hayes JJ, Sharma PP.] (2003). How many patients in the US need biventricular pacing for heart failure? PACE. 26(4 Pt 2):1018.
  • Smith PN, Greenlee RT, Sharma PP, Ellner MK, Cairns R, Liu K,...Vidaillet HJ. (2003). Biventricular pacing in heart failure: prevalence in heart failure clinic versus the general population. PACE. 26(4 Pt 2):981.
  • Sharma PP, Osorio HJ, Greenlee RT, Hayes JJ, Smith PN, Anderson KP, Vidaillet HJ. (2003). Prevalence of patients with myocardial infarction and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction: impact of the MADIT II study in the general population. J Am Coll Cardiol. 41(6 Suppl):96A.
  • Sharma PP, Tak T. (2003). Electrocardiogram of patient with syncope and history of cardiac transplantation. Neth Heart J. 11 :173-174.
  • Vidaillet HJ, Chyou P, Granada JF, Greenlee RT, Berg RL, Finck CM,...Hayes JJ [including Maassen KA, Smith PN, Sharma PP.] (2003). Mortality of primary versus secondary atrial fibrillation: a population based study from the Marshfield Epidemiologic Study Area. PACE. 26(4 Pt 2):1001.
  • Vidaillet HJ, Granada JF, Chyou P, Maassen KA, Ortiz M, Grierson P,...Smith PN [including Sharma PP, Hayes JJ.] (2003). Gender-specific predictors of atrial flutter in the general population. PACE. 26(4 Pt 2):1031.
  • Sharma PP, Greenlee RT, Hayes JJ, Smith PN, Anderson KP, Vidaillet HJ. (2004). How many patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy in the U.S. are eligible for ICD placement? Impact of the new CMS Coverage Guidelines. Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Sessions. Heart Rhythm. 1(1S):S180-181.
  • Sharma PP, Greenlee RT, Hayes JJ, Anderson KP, Vidaillet HJ. (2004 November). Generalizability of the MADIT II trial: comparison of study participants versus eligible patients in a general population. CIRCULATION. 110(17):III827.
  • Hayes JJ, Sharma PP, Smith PN, Vidaillet HJ. (2004 January). Familial atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 27(1):73-76.
    PubMed ID: 14720158
  • Sharma PP, Greenlee RT, Anderson KP, Chyou P, Osorio HJ, Smith PN,...Vidaillet HJ [including Hayes JJ.] (2007 September). Prevalence and mortality of patients with myocardial infarction and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction in a defined community: Relation to the second multicenter automatic defibrillator implantation trial. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 19(3):157-164.
    PubMed ID: 17805953
  • Vats HS, Sharma PP, Hayes JJ, Vidaillet HJ. (2007 February). Implantable cardiac defibrillator placement in a patient with persistent left superior vena cava and Brugada syndrome. Cardiology. 107(4):412-414.
    PubMed ID: 17284905
  • Mareedu RK, Abdalrahman IB, Dharmashankar KC, Greenlee RT, Chyou P, Sharma PP,...Vidaillet HJ [including Smith PN, Hayes JJ.] (2007 December). Independent Predictors of Death Among Patients with Newly Diagnosed Atrial Flutter: A Population Based Study from the Marshfield Epidemiologic Study Area CIRCULATION. 117 :e286-287.
  • Mareedu RK, Dharmashankar KC, Abdalrahman IB, Chyou P, Sharma PP, Hayes JJ,...Vidaillet HJ [including Smith PN.] (2008 December). Atrial Flutter is an Independent Predictor of Increased Mortality during Long-term Follow-up. Clin Med Res. 6(3/4):130C-D1-03.
  • Mareedu RK, Abdalrahman IB, Dharmashankar KC, Greenlee RT, Chyou P, Sharma PP,...Vidaillet HJ [including Hayes JJ, Smith PN.] (2008 December). Comorbidities Associated with Onsoet of Atrial Flutter and Atrial Fibrillation in General Population. Clin Med Res. 6(3/4):144,PS2-06.
  • Mareedu RK, Abdalrahman IB, Dharmashankar KC, Greenlee RT, Chyou P, Sharma PP,...Vidaillet HJ [including Smith PN, Hayes JJ.] (2008 December). Atrial Flutter Is an Independent Predictor of Increased Mortality During Long Term Follow-Up: A Population Based Case-Control Study From MESA Clinical Medicine & Research. 6(3/4):144, PS2-06.
  • Greenlee RT, Chyou P, Sharma PP, Smith PN, Hayes JJ, Mareedu RK,...Vidaillet HJ. (2009 September). Recurrence and Mortality in Secondary Atrial Fibrillation: A Population-Based Study from the Marshfield Epidemiologic Study Area. European Congress of Epidemiology, Warsaw, Poland, 2009 European Jouranl of Epidemiology. 24(Supplement):55.
  • Mareedu RK, Abdalrahman IB, Dharmashankar KC, Granada JF, Chyou P, Sharma PP,...Vidaillet HJ [including Smith PN, Hayes JJ, Greenlee RT.] (2010 March). Atrial flutter versus atrial fibrillation in a general population: differences in comorbidities associated with their respective onset. Clinical Medicine & Research. 8(1):1-6.
    PubMed ID: 19920163
  • Luo J, Mitra S, Ludka T, Rezkalla SH, Sharma PP. (2011 November). Swallow Syncope: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Clin Med Res. 9(3-4):125-9.
    PubMed ID: 21263060
  • Masoudi FA, Go AS, Magid DJ, Cassidy-Bushrow AE, Doris J, Fiocchi F,...Greenlee RT [including Garcia-Montilla RJ, Hayes JJ, Miller AW, Multerer DS, Sharma PP, Suits ML, Vidaillet HJ.] (2012 December). Longitudinal study of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: methods and clinical characteristics of patients receiving implantable cardioverter-defibrillators for primary prevention in contemporary practice. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 5(6):e78-85.
    PubMed ID: 23170006