Dr. Sharan completed his medical school with an academic distinction from MR Medical College, Gulbarga after a brief stint at St Martha’s Hospital in Bangalore. His post-graduate education was at Kasturba Medical College Manipal. He was awarded D‘Othro in 1990 followed by the MS (Ortho) in1991 with a Gold medal.
In 1992, Sharan moved to the UK for further training. He worked in some of the premier teaching institutions in north-west England, including Alder Hey’s Children’s Hospital – one of the largest paediatric hospitals in Europe. This institution, known for many firsts in the world of orthopaedics, gave him extensive training in operating on challenging orthopaedic problems in children. The other renowned organizations where he gained valuable experience were Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Hope Hospital, Manchester and Warrington District General Hospital.
In 1995, Sharan was bestowed with the coveted degree of Mch Ortho from Liverpool University, making him the youngest graduate to be accorded this honour since the course began in 1926. A promising and comfortable career in England and the prospect of moving to the US was inviting. However, this was overshadowed by a strong desire to serve his own countrymen by applying the knowledge and experience he had gained in the West. He figured prominently in British media when the concept of reverse brain drain to India was featured.
Sharan returned back to India in 1996 and joined the premier Institute of Manipal Hospital in Bangalore as their consultant in Orthopaedics. Whilst working with this organization, he single-handedly performed over 5000 major complex surgical procedures, especially in the field of Paediatric Orthopedics, Joint Replacement and Complex Trauma. This earned him the impeccable reputation of delivering high-quality orthopaedic care.
To pursue the dream of taking world standard quality medical care to the masses, SPARSH Hospital was established in the year 2006 with 120 beds and 5 operating rooms with a capacity of carrying out over 30 surgeries a day. SPARSH is committed to constantly explore opportunities and develop processes and systems by which healthcare could become affordable in India. Dr. Sharan has been an important pillar in the growth of SPARSH. With the aim of providing Tier 1 quality healthcare and making it available and affordable, he has led SPARSH to expand to different units. These units aim to provide premium quality care across Tier 1 and Tier 2 regions in Karnataka.