Dr. Sharma is a nephrologist and her research focuses on two main areas: cardiovascular complications of kidney disease and mineral bone disorders of kidney disease. She is supported by a VA Career Development Award entitled "Dynamic Changes in Erythrocyte 2,3 DPG as a Driver of Cardiac Dysfunction in End Stage Kidney Disease". She uses speckle-tracking cardiac ultrasound along with laboratory based methods to study cardiac dysfunction in patients with end-stage kidney disease. In her free time, she likes to try new foods and practice Indian classical dance.