Puneeta Sharma, MD

Director, Palliative Care, Valley Medical Group; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, The Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai; Chair, Medical Specialty Services

Puneeta Sharma, MD
Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine
Valley Medical Group
Member, ColigoCare
ColigoCare is a network of physicians working collectively to provide the highest quality care to patients and the community.


VMG - Palliative Care, Ridgewood

223 North Van Dien Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: 201-447-8413
Fax: 201-251-3246



MBBS, Karnatak Medical College, 1994 - 2000

Internship & Residency

Lincoln Medical And Mental Health Center, Internal Medicine, 2003 - 2006

Board Certifications

American Board Of Internal Medicine - Certified, 2006

Subspec Of Hospice & Palliative Medicine - Certified, 2012

Get to Know Me

What are some of the specific conditions you treat?

I specialize in medical care that focuses on providing patients relief from symptoms and stresses associated with serious illnesses such as cardiac, neurologic, oncological, and pulmonary diseases. My aim is to improve the quality of life for both patients and their families.

What techniques or procedures do you use in your practice?

I take an integrated team-based approach to care focusing on preventing and relieving symptoms and distresses associated with serious illnesses. I work together with patients, families, and the care team to develop a plan of care that reflects an individual's goals, preferences, and values.

What would you like patients to know about your approach to care?

I believe in providing a holistic approach to care and empowering individuals to make decisions about their health based on personal preferences.

What inspired you to become a doctor?

My father was instrumental in shaping my decision to be a doctor. Being able to help individuals in the most difficult phase of their lives is an honor and a privilege.

Publications & Research


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