Last Updated: Aug 15, 2022
Amit Munshi Sharma, M.D., board-certified and fellowship-trained specialist in infectious disease with Geisinger Community Medical Center has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) with its Everyday Hero award.
Upon receiving the award, Dr. Sharma said he was surprised and apprehensive. “I don’t like being singled out it makes me nervous” he said. “But then I realized this is really a recognition for my entire team. We worked hard before COVID and even harder since so it really means a lot to be recognized.”
Dr. Sharma was born in India, where he attended medical school at B.J. Medical College Pune. He completed his residency and a fellowship in infectious diseases at the State University of New York, Upstate Medical University where he also Dr. earned his master’s degree in public health.
“My father always wanted a doctor in the family,” he said with a laugh.
When asked why he chose to focus on infectious disease, Dr. Sharma said, “I love to solve puzzles and figure things out. That’s how infectious disease is for me. When I can study something and come to a conclusion, that’s how I am rewarded.”
To his colleagues and team, he is known as the “meducator” for his love of education and “paying it forward” to the team around him.
PAMED’s Everyday Hero Award, launched in 2018, is designed to showcase talented physicians who go above and beyond in their profession and in providing patient care.
Patients and medical colleagues can nominate PAMED member physicians for this award at www.pamedsoc.org/EverydayHero
Myla Merkel, Pennsylvania Medical Society