> Priyanka Sharma, MD

Priyanka Sharma, MD


Priyanka Sharma, MD, is a professor of medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center and assistant director of clinical research and co-program leader for the Drug Discovery, Delivery and Experimental Therapeutics program at the University of Kansas Cancer Center. She is the institutional principal investigator (PI) for Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) and co-PI for The University of Kansas Cancer Center–Masonic Cancer Alliance’s National Cancer Institute (NCI) Community Oncology Research Program.

Dr. Sharma received her medical degree from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, and proceeded to complete her internal medicine residency, chief residency, and hematology-oncology fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her research interests include clinical and translational research in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and assessment of novel therapeutic strategies for breast cancer. She has led several investigator-initiated trials assessing novel therapeutic agents for breast cancer and continues to serve as PI for many ongoing breast cancer trials. Dr. Sharma is a recipient of several grants including American Society of Clinical Oncology's Advanced Clinical Research Award, a Mary-Kay Foundation grant, and more.

Dr. Sharma is vice-chair of the SWOG Breast Committee and serves on various committees.