Dr. Munish Sharma, MD OD FAAO

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Email: [email protected] edu
Phone: 909-469-8486
Address: College of Optometry
Western University of Health Sciences
309 E. Second St. Pomona, CA 91766

Biography: Strategic Healthcare Executive

Munish Sharma, MD OD FAAO is TLG certified optometrist and U.S. fellowship trained Ophthalmologist who joined Eye Care Institute at Western University of Health Sciences in 2014. He completed his medical school and residency in Ophthalmology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences at New Delhi in India. He subsequently completed the fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD and in Pediatric Ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital in Washington, DC. He has completed the fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Boxer Wachler Vision Institute in Beverly Hill, CA and UCI.
He completed Optometry Training at SUNY College of Optometry, New York, and residency in Refractive and Ocular Surgery/ Ocular Disease at Omni Eye Services of New Jersey.
His area of interest has been diverse in Ocular Disease including Intacs, Corneal Crosslinking, Adjustable Strabismus Surgery and Higher Order Aberrations following LASIK surgery. He has been course leader/instructor of record for three courses in ocular disease: posterior segment, ocular manifestations of systemic disease and advanced procedures at the Western University of Health Sciences.

Experienced clinician and dynamic leader who builds and promotes the culture of quality, safety, efficiency and collaboration. Collaborate across organizations to create standardized platforms of care delivery. Cogent communicator with advanced technological acumen coupled with a strategic planning, human resource development, and operations management foundation. Areas of expertise and interest include:

• Patient Throughput & Satisfaction
• Operational Efficiencies
• Healthcare Strategy
• Customer experience & service excellence 

• Organizational Planning
• Risk Mitigation
• Quality Compliance
• Collaborative clinical & Administrative functions 

• Provider Alignment
• Evidence Based Care
• Technological Adaptations
• Community Outreach 

Career


Chief of Optometry Kaiser Permanente San Bernardino County, CA
2018-Present

• Coordinates central planning, development, implementation and evaluation of all the Optometry programs within San Bernardino County.
• Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.
• Develops and implements programs of peer review and in service education.
• Participates in short and long range planning for improving delivery accessibility of service in the Optometry department.
• Provides comprehensive vision services case management to members.
• Responsible for the coordination of the development, implementation, evaluation and revision of Optometry and departmental policies, clinical practice agreements and quality assurance program.

Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
2014-2018

• Assistant Professor, College of Optometry
• Clinical care and clinical education in multi-specialty academic optometric practice.
• Course Leader for Posterior Segment, Systemic Disease and Eye, Advanced Procedures in Optometry
• Evaluation, adaptation and training as super-user for Epic EMR at the Eye Care Institute
• Moderated development of Glaucoma Clinic in collaboration with the Kaiser Permanente
• Moderated development of Retina Clinic in collaboration with the Retina Institute of California
• Chair, Student Performance Committee
• Academic Technology Partnership Committee
• College of Optometry representative at the University Academic Senate
• Academic Support Services and Planning Committee

Check details about activities at the WesternU here

Omni Eye Institute, Iselin, NJ
2013-2014

• Collaborative care in Multi-Specialty Multi-location OD-MD combined practice in NJ-NY area
• Multi-location scheduling of Optometric Externs, Optometry and Ophthalmology attending physicians
• Evaluation, setup, adaptation and training of NextGen EMR
• Clinical education and hands-on training of Optometry Students 

Krieger Eye Institute, Baltimore, MD
2009-2011

• Clinical Care in Academic Community Hospital based Ophthalmic multi-specialty Practice
• Setting up of Ophthalmic device integration, backup and test result visualization with
ANKA systems
• Evaluation, setup, training of EMR including paper to digital transition 

Children’s National Medical Center at the George WashingtonUniversity, Washington DC
2007-2008

• Clinical fellow in Academic/University Hospital based Pediatric Ophthalmology Practice
• Besides Strabismus, provided cares in various other pediatric ophthalmology conditions including nasolacrimal duct occlusion, congenital cataract, ptosis, genetic eye diseases and ROP etc.

Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center Baltimore, MD
2006-2007

• Clinical fellow in Academic/University Hospital based Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Practice
• Besides Strabismus, provided cares in various other pediatric ophthalmology conditions including genetic eye diseases and ROP

Boxer Wachler Vision Institute, Beverly Hills, CA
2005-2006

• Clinical fellow in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at a Private Practice  
• Besides refractive procedures, trained in Intacs, Corneal Collagen Cross Linking 

Dr. R.P. Center of Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
2001-2005

• Ophthalmology Resident at #1 Ophthalmology residency program in Multi-Specialty Academic University Program and Referral Center
• Chief of the Ophthalmic Research Association
• Co-Founder of Pryatna: students’ initiative for patient education and guidance.  

Association Memberships

American Academy of Optometry

Fellow: 2012 - Present

American Optometric Association

Evidence Based Optometry Committee: 2015-Present

California Optometric Association

Delegate: 2014- Present

Inland Empire Optometric Society

President-Elect: 2017-Present
Secretary: 2016-17
Communication/IT Chair: 2015-17

Accredition Council of Optometric Education

Consultant 2015 - Present

ISEF Judge

Member Society of Science and ISEF 2017 Judge

Awards

President’s Award

For distinguished services to Optometry and Eye Care from American Optometric Association 2015

Distinguished Service Award

By Aiimsonians of America for services to the association at Annual Meeting in Pheonix, AZ 2017

Irvin M Borish Student fellowship

Student Award at American Academy of Optometry meeting at Seattle, WA 2013

Varilux Student Bowl Finalist

Represented SUNY in Prestigious Varilux Student Bowl at Optometry’s Meeting in Chicago 2012

Distinguished Clinical Educator Award

By Students and Administration at the Western University of Health Sciences 2016

Several Student Awards

including Graduate Diversity scholarship, Alcon’s Academy for Eye Care Excellence, Allergan AOSA Travel Grant for Essay on Dry Eye Management

Education

UCI Paul Merage School of Business

Health Care Executive MBA Candidate
2018

OMNI Eye Services, Iselin, NJ

Residency (Refractive & Ocular Surgery/Ocular Disease)
2014

SUNY College of Optometry, New York

Doctor of Optometry
2013

CNMC at the George Washington University, Washington, DC

Fellowship (Pediatric Ophthalmology)
2007

Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Fellowship (Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus)
2006

Boxer Wachler Vision Institute, Beverly Hills, CA and UCI, Irvine, CA

Fellowship (Cornea and Refractive Surgery)
2005

Dr. R.P. Center of Ophthalmic Sciences at AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Residency (Ophthalmology)
2004

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

MB,BS (Medical School)
2001

Research Highlights

Hybrid Application development as part of Concussion Sideline Screening Service Project with Pomona Unified School District and Tri-City Mental Health Center, Pomona, CA

Co-Investigator: Maestro 4 Topcon Normative Database study for FDA approval Jan 2015- completion

Co-Investigator in IRB approved clinical study on “Adjustable muscle surgery in pediatric patients” at Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University Medical Institution, Baltimore, MD 2006

Co-Investigator in clinical study “Comparison of single-segment and double-segment Intacs for keratoconus and post-LASIK ectasia” at Boxer Wachler Vision Institute, Beverly Hills, CA 2005

Co-Investigator in clinical study “Effect of inferior-segment Intacs with and without C3-R on keratoconus” at Boxer Wachler Vision Institute, Beverly Hills, CA 2005

Co-Investigator in clinical study “Corneal Collagen Cross-linking with Riboflavin for Keratoconus and Lasik-Induced Ectasia at Boxer Wachler Vision Institute, Beverly Hills, CA 2005

Almost two dozen research papers, presentations and posters at various national and international ophthalmology and optometry meetings and publications.

Invited Guest Lecture and Continued Education Speaker at over dozen regional, national and international meetings.  

For more details of research projects chgeck the Westernu Page 

Contact Information

Munish Sharma, MD OD FAAO
Chief of Optometry
San Bernardino County Service Area
Kaiser Permanente of Southern California
9961 Sierra Ave. MOB 4, Fontana CA 92335

Phone: (909) 427-4452 Fax: (909) 427-7668

[email protected]

Blogs

Medical Blog

Technical Blog

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