Mahesh S. Sharma, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery; Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Section Chief of Congenital Cardiac Surgery; Co-director of the NC Children's Heart Center; Director of Adult Congenital Heart Program
UNC Health Provider
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Specialties
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Transplant, Pediatric Transplantation
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

N.C. Children's Heart Center
101 Manning Drive
Ground Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
US
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(984) 974-7385

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Transplant
  • Pediatric Transplantation

Subspecialties

  • Heart Transplantation
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Pediatric Heart Transplantation
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Provider Details

Type: Clinician
Gender: Male

Medical School

  • Baylor College of Medicine, 1994 - 1998

Residency

  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Area: General Surgery

Residency

  • Baylor College of Medicine, 1998 - 2002
  • Area: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Residency

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2004 - 2006
  • Area: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Residency

  • Tufts Medical Center, 2002 - 2004
  • Area: General Surgery

Fellowship

  • Great Ormond Street Hospital, 2006 - 2007
  • Area: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Research Fellowship

  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 1992 - 1992
  • Area: Molecular Immunology

Research Fellowship

  • Baylor College of Medicine, 1998 - 1998
  • Area: Molecular Cardiology

Certifications

  • Thoracic Surgery-Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Board Certified, 2014
  • Thoracic Surgery-Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Board Certified, 2009
Pediatric cardiovascular surgery, artificial heart technology, adult congenital cardiothoracic surgery, transplantation heart and lung

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
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