Preeti B. Sharma M.D.

Center Director, UT Southwestern

Dr. Sharma is a pediatric pulmonologist and a passionate advocate for the CF patient population. She received a B.A with Honors from the University of Chicago in 1998, and her M.D. from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 2002. Her internship and residency in pediatrics took place at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Children's Hospital at Montefiore, and from 2007 to 2010 she was a fellow in both Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital and Maclean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. Her work in medical ethics included a project that investigated parental understanding of newborn screening for CF, as well as primary care physician understanding of newborn screening methods and their implications. She was recruited in 2010 as an Assistant Professor, and became co-Director of the CF center at Children's Medical Center Dallas in 2012. In her time as CF center co-Director, she has worked on a number of quality improvement initiatives, including transition programming and improving patient engagement.