VIKRANTA SHARMA, MD
Dr. Sharma serves as the Medical Director of Hospice and Palliative Care at VNA Health Group and Medical Director of Palliative Care at Centrastate Healthcare System. In these roles, Dr. Sharma provides clinical oversight to hospice care teams, facilitates the growth and education of geriatric fellows, and assists in person and family centered medical care by providing medical expertise.
Dr. Sharma started a palliative care rotation at Centrastate’s FP program in collaboration with the Geriatric Fellowship Director and Program Director. She serves as the Medical Director and supportive physician for VNA Health Group’s ‘Transitions of Care” program, A CMMI project aimed at providing at home evaluations to recently discharged hospital and care facility patients with the goal of dramatically cutting down the rate of readmission through clinical and culturally relevant care. Additionally, Dr. Sharma serves on the Steering Committee for Conversation of Your Life and as a Board Member of the New Jersey Foundation of Aging.
Prior to joining the VNA Health Group and Centrastate, Dr. Sharma has held various leadership positions including Associate Hospice Medical Director for VITAS Innovative Hospice and the Hospice Medical Director for Gentiva. She was also the Founder and Director of Monroe Internal Medicine Association, LLC.
Dr. Sharma graduated from the University of Delhi in India and received training in internal medicine from SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, NY. She holds certifications in ABIM and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.