Dr Sharp is an emergency physician at Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center and a research scientist at the Research and Evaluation Department. He is a former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and his work aims to improve the effectiveness and affordability of healthcare by embedding research methods and rigor into care improvement efforts. His research has identified gaps in healthcare quality and has described the impact of quality improvement interventions designed to narrow those quality gaps. Dr Sharp’s work has improved antibiotic stewardship, emergent care of ischemic stroke, appropriate use of diagnostic CT imaging and the acute evaluation of chest pain. He is also currently working to identify and address social determinants of health within the healthcare delivery system.
On a humanitarian mission to Puerto Rico, Adam Sharp, MD, learned that to improve health, the essentials of food, housing, and water must be available and should be prioritized over medications, surgeries, and therapies.