Akanksha Sharma MD

Akanksha Sharma, MD

Neuro-oncology, Pacific Brain Tumor Center; Translational Neurosciences and Neurotherapeutics

Accepting New Patients

Overview | Location and Contact | Insurance | Frequently Asked Questions

About Dr. Sharma

Akanksha Sharma, MD, is board certified in neurology, neuro-oncology and palliative medicine. She is experienced in the treatment of primary/metastatic brain tumors, neurological complications of cancer, and disease-related burden and symptoms. Dr. Sharma also holds the title of Director of Neuro-oncology Research at Saint John’s Cancer Institute. 

Her clinical and research interests lie in helping patients maximize their time and quality of life. She aims to align treatment with patient goals and to provide holistic care that includes careful symptom assessment and management, as well as support for the patient’s loved ones.

Dr. Sharma brings a unique perspective to neuro-oncology care in this area with her clinical experience combining neuro-oncology and palliative care. Her research focuses on understanding and improving quality of life, how we best manage symptoms, the importance of prognostication, and caregiver support. She partners with her patients and their families to develop holistic care plans that take into consideration both mind and body health, and the patient’s loved ones. 

Dr. Sharma completed Neurology training at the University of Washington.

She then completed a two-year research/clinical Neuro-oncology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, followed by a Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship at the University of Washington.

She is an active member of the Society for Neuro-oncology (SNO) (for whom she serves on the Women & Diversity Committee), the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and the American Association of Hospice & Palliative Medicine (AAHPM).  

Medical Specialties

  • Neuro-Oncology

Accepted Insurance

Medicare, medicaid and most insurance plans are accepted. Please contact us to confirm coverage.

Clinic Locations & Contact Information

Neuro-oncology Clinic
2121 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 310-829-8265

Hospital Affiliation

Providence Saint John’s Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd. 
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. AkanKsha Sharma accepting new patients?

Yes, she is accepting new patients at this time.

What are Dr. AkanKsha Sharma’s areas of expertise?

Dr. Akanksha Sharma’s clinical focus is neuro-oncology.

What languages does Dr. Akanksha Sharma speak?

Dr. Sharma speaks English.

Is Dr. AkanKsha Sharma taking telehealth appointments?

Yes, Dr. Sharma is taking telehealth appointments. Please call 310-829-8265 to make an appointment.

Where is Dr. Akanksha Sharma’s office located?

Dr. Sharma’s office is located at 2121 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

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Useful Links

  • Residency

    Neurology, University of Washington
  • Fellowship

    Neuro-oncology, Mayo Clinic, AZ
    Hospice and Palliative Medicine, University of Washington
  • Certifications

    Neurology and Neuro-oncology