Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey said Dr. Tarun Sharma, a highly revered gastroenterologist with a proven track record of providing exceptional, personalized patient care, has joined the Woodland Park-based health care facility.
Sharma’s decision to join GANJ stems from his desire to be associated with a prominent group of leading gastroenterologists in northern New Jersey, furthering GANJ’s mission to deliver top-quality gastroenterology services to the community.
Sharma brings a decade of experience in the field of gastroenterology to GANJ. Before specializing in gastroenterology, he served as a hospitalist from 2002 to 2007 in Morris County — where he gained valuable insights into acute care of hospitalized patients. His familiarity and prior associations with Morris County and its residents prompted him to return to the area to establish a dedicated gastroenterology practice in Mine Hill.
Sharma completed his medical degree at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada and specialized training in gastroenterology through a prestigious fellowship at Drexel School of Medicine/Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. His dedication to advancing knowledge and skills led him to participate in numerous research projects, resulting in several publications in esteemed medical journals.
Sharma’s practice will focus on comprehensive care in the areas of colon cancer screening, reflux disease, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and chronic liver diseases such as fatty liver, cirrhosis and primary biliary cholangitis.
In addition to providing care, Sharma’s practice offers unique procedures, including capsule endoscopy, a noninvasive method for evaluating the small bowel, and hemorrhoidal banding, a convenient in-office procedure for the treatment of hemorrhoids.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Sharma to our practice,” Steven Puchik, chief operating officer of Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey, said. “His expertise and passion for gastroenterology make him an invaluable addition to our team. Dr. Sharma shares our commitment to personalized, patient-focused care and will contribute significantly to our mission of improving digestive health and well-being across Morris County.”
“The decision to become part of Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey stems from my desire to be associated with a group of established professionals whose reputation reflects a commitment to preventative care and a tireless desire to stay abreast of the latest technological advances and treatment protocols,” Sharma said. “Medicine runs in my blood, with my father, an emergency room physician, serving as my inspiration to pursue a career in this noble field. As I embark on this new journey with GANJ, I want our patients to know that my dedicated staff and I are wholly committed to their well-being.”