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Kenneth W.  Sharp

Kenneth W. Sharp, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Vice-Chair for Faculty Affairs, Department of Surgery
General Surgeon

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    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3501 TVC
    Nashville, TN 37232-5780

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    719 Thompson Lane, Suite 25000
    Nashville, TN 37204
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    D-5203 Medical Center North
    Nashville, TN 37232-2577
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Dr. Sharp has practiced general surgery at Vanderbilt since 1984. His field of interest includes benign and malignant diseases of the breast and the gastrointestinal tract. He is one of the founding faculty members of the Vanderbilt Breast Center. He has continued to practice in the Breast Center since its inception in 1986. His practice of GI cancer care has included care of patients with cancer of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas and biliary tree and the small bowel and large bowel.

Dr. Sharp is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Medical Association, the American Surgical Association, the Association for Academic Surgery, the Association for Surgical Education, the Nashville Surgical Society, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the Southeastern Surgical Congress, the Southern Surgical Association, and the International Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Association.

Dr. Sharp has active involvement in the leadership of both regional and national surgical organizations. He has served as the President of the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and is a past President of the Southeastern Surgical Congress. He has served in committees for the Association for Surgical Education, the Nashville Surgical Society, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is a current Governor of the American College of Surgeons and is the Secretary-Director of the Southeastern Surgical Congress. He has received three clinical teaching awards at Vanderbilt and has delivered numerous invited lectureships in surgery nationally.

Education
  • M.D. - Johns Hopkins University, 1977
  • Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, 1984
  • Post Graduate Training - John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University, 1982
  • Fellowship - Lock Haven VA Hospital, 1981
  • Internship - Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, 1978
 
Publications
  • Anderson CD, Eliason J, Roberts JR, Sharp KW. Bilateral diaphragmatic agenesis in an adult complicated by a paraduodenal hernia. Am Surg. 2003 Jun; 69(6): 523-5. PMID: 12852512, ISSN: 0003-1348.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12852512.
  • Richards WO, Houston HL, Torquati A, Khaitan L, Holzman MD, Sharp KW. Paradigm shift in the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Ann. Surg. 2003 May; 237(5): 638-47; discussion 648. PMID: 12724630, PMCID: PMC1514514, DOI: 10.1097/01.SLA.0000064358.25509.36, ISSN: 0003-4932.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12724630.
  • Hwang J, Reddy VS, Sharp KW. Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis with free intraperitoneal air: a case report. Am Surg. 2003 Apr; 69(4): 346-9. PMID: 12716096, ISSN: 0003-1348.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12716096.
  • Cohen JA, Arain A, Harris PA, Byrne DW, Holzman MD, Sharp KW, Richards WO. Surgical trial investigating nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux and sleep (STINGERS). Surg Endosc [print-electronic]. 2003 Mar; 17(3): 394-400. PMID: 12436237, DOI: 10.1007/s00464-002-8912-9, ISSN: 1432-2218.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12436237.
  • Hassan JM, Quisling SV, Melvin WV, Sharp KW. Liposarcoma of the spermatic cord masquerading as an incarcerated inguinal hernia. Am Surg. 2003 Feb; 69(2): 163-5. PMID: 12641360, ISSN: 0003-1348.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12641360.
  • Sharp KW, Khaitan L, Scholz S, Holzman MD, Richards WO. 100 consecutive minimally invasive Heller myotomies: lessons learned. Ann. Surg. 2002 May; 235(5): 631-8; discussion 638. PMID: 11981208, PMCID: PMC1422488, ISSN: 0003-4932.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11981208.
  • Sharp KW. What's new in general surgery: Gastrointestinal conditions. J. Am. Coll. Surg. 2001 Nov; 193(5): 516-25. PMID: 11708509, PII: S1072-7515(01)01067-5, ISSN: 1072-7515.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11708509.
  • Wise PE, Shi YY, Washington MK, Chapman WC, Wright JK, Sharp KW, Pinson CW. Radical resection improves survival for patients with pT2 gallbladder carcinoma. Am Surg. 2001 Nov; 67(11): 1041-7. PMID: 11730220, ISSN: 0003-1348.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11730220.
  • Richards WO, Scholz S, Khaitan L, Sharp KW, Holzman MD. Initial experience with the stretta procedure for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2001 Oct; 11(5): 267-73. PMID: 11642661, DOI: 10.1089/109264201317054546, ISSN: 1092-6429.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11642661.
  • Richards WO, Sharp KW, Holzman MD. An antireflux procedure should not routinely be added to a Heller myotomy. J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2001 Jan; 5(1): 13-6. PMID: 11370615, PII: S1091-255X(01)80007-X, ISSN: 1091-255X.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11370615.
  • Clements RH, Reddy S, Holzman MD, Sharp KW, Olsen D, Holcomb GW, Richards WO. Incidence and significance of pneumomediastinum after laparoscopic esophageal surgery. Surg Endosc. 2000 Jun; 14(6): 553-5. PMID: 10890964, PII: 10.1007/s004640000164, ISSN: 0930-2794.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10890964.
  • Seidel SA, Newman M, Sharp KW. Ileoanal pouch versus ileostomy: is there a difference in quality of life?. Am Surg. 2000 Jun; 66(6): 540-6; discussion 546. PMID: 10888129, ISSN: 0003-1348.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10888129.
  • Sachdeva AK, Cohen R, Dayton MT, Hebert JC, Jamieson C, Neumayer LA, Sharp KW, Spence RK. A new model for recognizing and rewarding the educational accomplishments of surgery faculty. Acad Med. 1999 Dec; 74(12): 1278-87. PMID: 10619002, ISSN: 1040-2446.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10619002.
  • Richards WO, Clements RH, Wang PC, Lind CD, Mertz H, Ladipo JK, Holzman MD, Sharp KW. Prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux after laparoscopic Heller myotomy. Surg Endosc. 1999 Oct; 13(10): 1010-4. PMID: 10526038, PII: SRGNDM98-043, ISSN: 0930-2794.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10526038.
  • Rose DM, Delbeke D, Beauchamp RD, Chapman WC, Sandler MP, Sharp KW, Richards WO, Wright JK, Frexes ME, Pinson CW, Leach SD. 18Fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography in the management of patients with suspected pancreatic cancer. Ann. Surg. 1999 May; 229(5): 729-37; discussion 737. PMID: 10235532, PMCID: PMC1420818, ISSN: 0003-4932.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10235532.
  • Seidel SA, Peach SE, Newman M, Sharp KW. Ileoanal pouch procedures: clinical outcomes and quality-of-life assessment. Am Surg. 1999 Jan; 65(1): 40-6. PMID: 9915530, ISSN: 0003-1348.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9915530.
  • Wang PC, Sharp KW, Holzman MD, Clements RH, Holcomb GW, Richards WO. The outcome of laparoscopic Heller myotomy without antireflux procedure in patients with achalasia. Am Surg. 1998 Jun; 64(6): 515-20; discussion 521. PMID: 9619171, ISSN: 0003-1348.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9619171.
  • Holzman MD, Sharp KW, Ladipo JK, Eller RF, Holcomb GW, Richards WO. Laparoscopic surgical treatment of achalasia. Am. J. Surg. 1997 Apr; 173(4): 308-11. PMID: 9136786, PII: S0002-9610(96)00398-4, DOI: 10.1016/S0002-9610(96)00398-4, ISSN: 0002-9610.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9136786.
  • Bradley AL, Sharp KW. Breast disease. Med. Clin. North Am. 1995 Nov; 79(6): 1443-55. PMID: 7475499, ISSN: 0025-7125.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7475499.
  • Rutherford EJ, Livengood J, Higginbotham M, Miles WS, Koestner J, Edwards KM, Sharp KW, Morris JA. Efficacy and safety of pneumococcal revaccination after splenectomy for trauma. J Trauma. 1995 Sep; 39(3): 448-52. PMID: 7473907, ISSN: 0022-5282.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7473907.
  • Holcomb GW, Sharp KW, Neblett WW, Morgan WM, Pietsch JB. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in infants and children: modifications and cost analysis. J. Pediatr. Surg. 1994 Jul; 29(7): 900-4. PMID: 7931967, PII: 0022-3468(94)90012-4, ISSN: 0022-3468.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7931967.
  • Watson DS, Sharp KW, Vasquez JM, Richards WO. Incidence of inguinal hernias diagnosed during laparoscopy. South. Med. J. 1994 Jan; 87(1): 23-5. PMID: 8284712, ISSN: 0038-4348.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8284712.
  • Stewart JR, Hoff SJ, Johnson DH, Murray MJ, Butler DR, Elkins CC, Sharp KW, Merrill WH, Sawyers JL. Improved survival with neoadjuvant therapy and resection for adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. Ann. Surg. 1993 Oct; 218(4): 571-6; discussion 576. PMID: 8215648, PMCID: PMC1243021, ISSN: 0003-4932.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8215648.
  • Morris JA, Eddy VA, Blinman TA, Rutherford EJ, Sharp KW. The staged celiotomy for trauma. Issues in unpacking and reconstruction. Ann. Surg. 1993 May; 217(5): 576-84; discussion 584. PMID: 8489321, PMCID: PMC1242849, ISSN: 0003-4932.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8489321.
  • Sharp KW, Locicero RJ. Abdominal packing for surgically uncontrollable hemorrhage. Ann. Surg. 1992 May; 215(5): 467-74; discussion 474. PMID: 1616383, PMCID: PMC1242477, ISSN: 0003-4932.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1616383.
  • Lee RB, Stahlman GC, Sharp KW. Treatment priorities in patients with traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta. Am Surg. 1992 Jan; 58(1): 37-43. PMID: 1739228, ISSN: 0003-1348.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1739228.
  • Holcomb GW, Olsen DO, Sharp KW. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the pediatric patient. J. Pediatr. Surg. 1991 Oct; 26(10): 1186-90. PMID: 1838118, PII: 0022-3468(91)90330-V, ISSN: 0022-3468.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1838118.
  • Sharp KW, Stevens EJ. Improving palliation in pancreatic cancer: intraoperative celiac plexus block for pain relief. South. Med. J. 1991 Apr; 84(4): 469-71. PMID: 1707554, ISSN: 0038-4348.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1707554.
  • Ross CB, Richards WO, Sharp KW, Bertram PD, Schaper PW. Diverticular disease of the jejunum and its complications. Am Surg. 1990 May; 56(5): 319-24. PMID: 2110429, ISSN: 0003-1348.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2110429.
  • Sharp KW, Brandes JL. Local resection of tumors of the ampulla of Vater. Am Surg. 1990 Apr; 56(4): 214-7. PMID: 2194412, ISSN: 0003-1348.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2194412.
  • Sharp KW, Ross CB, Tillman VN, Williams LF. Changes in gallbladder volume do not affect cystic duct resistance. Arch Surg. 1990 Apr; 125(4): 460-2. PMID: 2322111, ISSN: 0004-0010.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2322111.
  • Chapman WC, Sharp KW, Weaver F, Sawyers JL. Tumor seeding from percutaneous biliary catheters. Ann. Surg. 1989 Jun; 209(6): 708-13; discussion 713. PMID: 2658881, PMCID: PMC1494127, ISSN: 0003-4932.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2658881.
  • Sharp KW, Ross CB, Halter SA, Morrison JG, Richards WO, Williams LF, Sawyers JL. Pancreatoduodenectomy with pyloric preservation for carcinoma of the pancreas: a cautionary note. Surgery. 1989 May; 105(5): 645-53. PMID: 2650006, ISSN: 0039-6060.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2650006.
  • Sharp KW, Ross CB, Tillman VN, Dunn JF. Common bile duct healing. Do different absorbable sutures affect stricture formation and tensile strength?. Arch Surg. 1989 Apr; 124(4): 408-14. PMID: 2930349, ISSN: 0004-0010.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2930349.
  • Ross CB, H'Doubler WZ, Sharp KW, Potts JR. Recent experience with benign biliary strictures. Am Surg. 1989 Jan; 55(1): 64-70. PMID: 2643911, ISSN: 0003-1348.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2643911.
  • Lee RB, Buckner M, Sharp KW. Do multi-lumen catheters increase central venous catheter sepsis compared to single-lumen catheters?. J Trauma. 1988 Oct; 28(10): 1472-5. PMID: 3139893, ISSN: 0022-5282.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3139893.
  • Williams LF, Huddleston CB, Sawyers JL, Potts JR, Sharp KW, McDougal SW. Is total pelvic exenteration reasonable primary treatment for rectal carcinoma?. Ann. Surg. 1988 Jun; 207(6): 670-8. PMID: 3291792, PMCID: PMC1493536, ISSN: 0003-4932.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3291792.
  • Ross CB, Sharp KW, Kaufman AJ, Andrews T, Williams LF. Efficacy of computerized tomography in the preoperative staging of pancreatic carcinoma. Am Surg. 1988 Apr; 54(4): 221-6. PMID: 2451460, ISSN: 0003-1348.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2451460.
  • Sharp KW. Acute cholecystitis. Surg. Clin. North Am. 1988 Apr; 68(2): 269-79. PMID: 3279546, ISSN: 0039-6109.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3279546.
  • Stewart JR, Sarr MG, Sharp KW, Efron G, Juanteguy J, Gadacz TR. Transhiatal (blunt) esophagectomy for malignant and benign esophageal disease: clinical experience and technique. Ann. Thorac. Surg. 1985 Oct; 40(4): 343-8. PMID: 4051615, ISSN: 0003-4975.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4051615.
  • Sharp KW, Gadacz TR. Toxic effects of intrahepatic reflux of monooctanoin in a canine model. J. Surg. Res. 1984 May; 36(5): 475-9. PMID: 6727325, PII: 0022-4804(84)90129-X, ISSN: 0022-4804.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6727325.
  • Sharp KW, Spees EK, Selby LR, Zachary JB, Ernst CB. Diagnosis and management of retroperitoneal hematomas after femoral vein cannulation for hemodialysis. Surgery. 1984 Jan; 95(1): 90-5. PMID: 6691189, ISSN: 0039-6060.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6691189.
  • Sharp KW, Gadacz TR. A comparison of the toxicity of two agents that dissolve cholesterol stones. Curr Surg. 1983 Sep; 40(5): 360-1. PMID: 6627982, ISSN: 0149-7944.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6627982.
  • Sharp KW, Gadacz TR. Selection of patients for dissolution of retained common duct stones with mono-octanoin. Ann. Surg. 1982 Aug; 196(2): 137-9. PMID: 7092363, PMCID: PMC1352467, ISSN: 0003-4932.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7092363.
  • Pircher FJ, Anderson B, Cavanaugh PJ, Sharp KW. Experiences with a solid state detector for surface counting of phosphorus-32. J. Nucl. Med. 1967 Jun; 8(6): 444-50. PMID: 6029290, ISSN: 0161-5505.
    Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6029290.