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Ashwini D. Sharan, MD Watch Video

Ashwini D Sharan MD

Jefferson Health Provider Jefferson University Physician

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Getting to know Dr. Ashwini Sharan

Dr. Sharan is an internationally-recognized neurosurgeon who specializes in using surgery and electrical stimulation of the brain, spinal cord and nerves to help patients with treatment-resistant disorders, such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, headaches, chronic spinal pain and other neurological afflictions. He is an innovator in the new field of functional neurosurgery, in which disorders affecting neural circuitry are treated with electrical stimulation and implanted devices.

Dr. Sharan took some time to answer questions so patients can get to know him outside of the hospital or office:

What's on your bucket list?

To see my daughters find their calling in life. That's it.

What would we be surprised to learn about you?

I have a weakness for movies: I love the reality and loss of reality. I love the detail and the stories, the sets and compositions, the acting and the play of emotion. I would watch a movie every day, if I could.

What advice would you give to your 21-year-old self?

Be passionate about everything.

How do you renew yourself?

Learning anything new. YouTube is a great place to do that: there are world experts on YouTube who freely share their thoughts and "aha" moments.

Specialties

Neurosurgery
Spine Surgery

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Education & Fellowships

  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Medical School
  • Internship: University of Connecticut Health Center-John Dempsey Hospital
  • Residency: Hartford Hospital
  • Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
  • Residency: University of Connecticut Health Center-John Dempsey Hospital
  • Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic

Years in Practice

25

Board Certification

  • Neurological Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Jefferson Methodist Hospital
  • Jefferson Health-Northeast
  • Jefferson Health New Jersey

Insurances Accepted

Jefferson physicians accept most health insurance plans, including those listed below. However, plan acceptance may vary by practice and may be subject to change. If you have questions about whether a specific physician accepts your insurance, please contact your insurance company.

  • Aetna Better Health
  • Aetna HMO, PPO POS
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna PA Employee Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF)
  • Allwell from PA Health & Wellness Health Plan
  • Ambetter
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth Personal Choice
  • Amerihealth 65
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Berkshire Health Partners
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna HMO, PPO, POS
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • Consumer Health Network PPO
  • CorVel
  • Devon
  • Evolutions (Guardian Resources)
  • First Health Network
  • Fortified Provider Network
  • Galaxy
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health America PPO
  • Health Management Network PPO
  • Health Partners Medicaid
  • Health Partners Medicare
  • Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Horizon HMO
  • HumanaChoicePPO,Medicare,GoldPlusHMO
  • Intergroup Preferred
  • Keystone 65 HMO
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First VIP Choice
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Medicaid of PA
  • Medicare
  • Mercy LIFE
  • Multiplan INC.
  • One Net PPO
  • Oxford of PA
  • PA Health & Wellness Community Health Choice (CHC) Health Plan
  • Personal Choice (GPPPN)
  • Personal Choice 65
  • Prime Health Services, Inc.
  • Provider Select Inc
  • UPMC HMO,PPO ReadingHspEmpONLY
  • UPMC Medicare HMO
  • US Family Health Plan
  • United AARP Medicare Complete
  • United Healthcare
  • Workers Comp

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Awards

President of American Association of South Asian Neurosurgeons 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2018, 2017
President of the North American Neuromodulation Society 2017, 2016, 2015
Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

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Locations

380 Oxford Valley Road
Floor 1
Langhorne, PA 19047
Phone: (215) 757-3980
Fax: (215) 757-3985
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909 Walnut Street
Floor 2
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-7000
Fax: (215) 955-1113
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333 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Phone: (215) 955-7000
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