Angela Sharkey, M.D. is the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and Professor in the Departments of Biomedical Sciences and Pediatrics. In this role, Dr. Sharkey leads the strategic operations for Admissions, Student Affairs, Curriculum, LCME readiness and Faculty and Academic Affairs. Through her leadership of the 2017 strategic plan, Dr. Sharkey has guided the School of Medicine Greenville to recognition as an Apple Distinguished School for intentional integration of technology in the classroom and clinical environment, recognition as an AMEE Aspire to Excellence for Curriculum delivery and Simulation and an AAMC/CDC NEXT (Nurturing Experiences for Tomorrow's Community Leaders) award for student-lead community engagement strategies. In addition to these successes, matriculated the most diverse medical student class to date.
Dr. Sharkey is a committed educator and advocate for the career development and professional advancement of medical faculty. Her roles in medical education have included 14 years as the co-coursemaster of the pediatric clerkship, during which time she was active in COMSEP, the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics. She is an active member of the AHA Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, having served on the Early Career and Mentoring committee and the AHA Lifelong Learning Committee. Dr. Sharkey is the past chair of the American Association of Medical Colleges Group on Women in Medicine and Science, an AAMC Group whose goal is to advance the full and successful participation and inclusion of women within academic medicine. In addition to her role as senior associate dean, Dr. Sharkey is a pediatric cardiologist with a special interest in Marfan syndrome and familial aortopathies. Dr. Sharkey is involved in clinical research, most recently as a site principal investigator for the NIH-sponsored Pediatric Heart Network clinical trial on medical therapy for children and young adults with Marfan syndrome.
Dr. Sharkey has been an invited presenter at the American Heart Association career development workshops, at the AAMC Mid-Career Professional Development Program (MidWIMS) and in the American Academy of Pediatrics PREP and PPC courses. She has recognized expertise in peer group mentoring, career advancement in academic medicine, the art of communication, understanding of self, and team function.