Dr. Ashwini Sharan, MD

Dr. Ashwini Sharan, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Ashwini Sharan, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Philadelphia, PA. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

909 Walnut St Fl 2

Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
  • Devon Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Cord Stimulation
very high
more than 94% of peers
Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 91% of peers

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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compression Fracture
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Headache
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Scoliosis
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Torticollis


  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Adult Epilepsy Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Laser Ablation
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Boston University School of Med/Boston Med Ctr
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sharan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sharan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sharan to family and friends
based on 52 total reviews (20 with comments)
Dr. Sharan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (20)
in Levittown, PA |
I have a spinal problem for years. I finally talk to Dr. Sharman, he help me and told me issue. He is there for me in every step. As like marriage as long as he can be there for me. I will have him there to help me. He is a wonderful and caring, considerate, person.
in Jenkintown PA |
I highly recommend Dr. Sharan. His surgical skill is top notch. His interaction with us, exceptional. He understands his patient's situation and communicates within it. Dr. Sharan is a fine human being who truly cares about his patients and his work as a surgeon and a teacher. I hope I will never again need any surgery, let alone neurological surgery, but should it happen; Dr. Sharan would definitely be my choice. Scale of 1 (worst) - 10(best). Unequivocally Dr. Sharan is a 10.
Telford, PA |
He has been my neurosurg for a number of years. Despite being a surgeon he actually spends time with you answers all your questions even some that you have not been able to formulate yourself. I appreciate his honesty and that he will discuss with y ou various options and if he thinks a procedure is not for yu, not safe or appropriate he does not hesitate to explain why and refuse. That is the kind of surgeon you want not one who will acquiesce to whatever he is asked to do.
in West Grove, PA |
I like everything about Dr. Sharan and the only reason I did not give him 5 stars in all categories is that the ease of scheduling appointments is not the best, but that is out of his control - it is difficult to get through to someone to start with and then you get transferred to another person who has to call back which can take days (which in my case it did).
in Tunkhannock, Pa. 18657 |
I have seen Dr sharan in the past, He has my complete trust, in his experience and treatment. I would recommend him to both family and friends.
in Philadelphia PA |
Rarely have I met a ruder man and never a ruder doctor. We waited 2 hours while he was with a family of five. Each of them got a half hour of his time and we got 10 minutes . When he entered he was abrupt, sarcastic and dismissive. My wife, who has been in pain for years, had such high hopes for this man and we were tremendously disappointed. At the end of the session he said and I quote "I am sorry to have met you!" There is no excuse for a doctor to speak to a patient, or anyone else like that
Philadelphia, PA |
He's a down to earth Doctor , he will let you know if he can help you. Dr Sharan will not operate on you unless he feels he can help you. Most doctors will say they can help you even if they can't. Hats off to Dr Ashwin Sharan.
in Morrisville, PA |
I am 60 years old with Spina bifida. I have been in ever worsening pain for the past six years. I saw neurosurgeons at Rothman, The Hospital for Special Services, Penn, they had no suggestions besides pain management and therapy. Dr. SHARAN immediately suggested stabilization surgery, as my L 4 was at a 45 degree angle to and half way off my L 5. Now my spine is stable, no one else would even discuss it.
in Mohrsville, PA |
OUTSTANDING!!!! Loves his job and his patients! Excellent staff!
in Norristown, PA |
Dr Sharan has always placed my health and well being above all else. He has never shied away from accepting the highest of risk procedures on my spine when other big name surgeons were hesitant to do for various reasons. He truly cares how I am making out well after a procedure and always wants to know if there is something that could have been done to make my quality of life better. I have had 20 spine surgeries due to various reasons and Dr Sharan is the only Doctor I will ever use.
in Coatesville, PA |
I have been with Dr. Sharan since 2002 and have had several surgeries for my spinal cord stimulator. I can only speak of a wonderful doctor whom I have put my trust and faith in. He answers all of my questions in a manner that is understandable and has a personality that makes the patient trust in him. The staff has always been equally as professional and willing to assist the patients and will go out of their way.
in Coatesville, PA |
Dr Sharan takes the time to answer all qanx explains everything completely. He has a good bedside manner but will always be hurrying as he is trying to by thorough with all. He has become a friend as well as my doctor and is concerned with all areas of my health not just my back. He will send me to another doctor even in his area to make sure I get the best care. I feel he is a great neurosurgeon and I have seen many!!!!
in Berkely Township, NJ |
Trustworthy, humorous, patient, candid, knowledgeable and inspired. I highly recommend Dr. Sharan. My 1st surgery was for removal of a previous poorly placed, non-functional spinal cord stimulator, replaced with a new smaller unit implanted in the lower abdominal area. Prior to this I was unable to walk around the block & 7 months later am now walking up to a mile (conditions permitting). My next surgery will be in the cervical spine with a 2 level removal and fusion.
in Devon, PA |
He saved my life and took care of me like I was his father!
in Limerick , PA |
Had a great experience with Dr. Sharan and his staff. I felt that Dr. Sharan was informative, up front, and communicated well. His bed side manner put me at ease and instilled trust.
Cervical Fusion; If you are unsure if it is the right time for a fusion, Dr. Sharan is not overly aggressive and on the other hand doesn't hesitate when it is time for surgery. He has an upfront and honest bedside manner. If he feels another procedure would benefit the patient he doesn't hesitate with a recommendation.
in Somerdale,nj |
Excellent Bedside manner,informative overall an excellent human being
in Philadelphia, PA |
Very professional and caring. Takes his time to explain your condition
in Mount Laurel, NJ |
Dr Sharan was excellent in every way... patient, informative, intelligent, calming and the perfect combination of doctor and understanding human being! My results were wonderful as a result. he explained the surgery and post op situation so I was well prepared for what was to come. I would and have already highly recommended him to others with similar back issues! Teresita was also a fantastic resource and helped me so much in my recovery.
in Lansdale, PADelra, Nj |
Exceptional, I wouldn't trust my spine, neck and legs to anyone else. Speaks to you like family. No question is a bad question, never refused to answer the same question over again, until you fully understood it.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Sharan accepts 29 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Amerihealth
    Amerihealth PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island PPO
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
    Coventry Health Care of Delaware HMO
  • Devon Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
    Gold Plus
  • Independence Blue Cross
    Independence Blue Cross HMO
    Independence Blue Cross POS
    Keystone 65 Complete HMO
    Personal Choice
    Personal Choice PPO
  • Intergroup
    Intergroup PPO
  • Keystone Health Plan East
    Keystone Health Plan East HMO
    Keystone Health Plan East POS
  • MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • One Net
    One Net PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Private HealthCare Systems
    Private HealthCare Systems PPO
  • QualCare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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2301 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19148
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