Kenneth W. Sharp, M.D.

Faculty Appointments
Professor of Surgery
M.D., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MarylandB.S., University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Office Address
D-5203 MCN
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN 2577
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bradley AL, Sharp KW. Breast disease. Med. Clin. North Am. 1995 Nov; 79(6): 1443-55. PMID: 7475499, ISSN: 0025-7125.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sharp KW. Acute cholecystitis. Surg. Clin. North Am. 1988 Apr; 68(2): 269-79. PMID: 3279546, ISSN: 0039-6109.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.