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 Department of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Sharkey is the former Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development and Professor of Pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of 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 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 at Washington University in St. Louis, 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.
Dr. Sharkey has been an invited presenter at the American Heart Association career development workshops, at the AAMC MidCareer 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.