Compassionate, personalized cancer care close to home.
Verdi Cancer & Research Center of Texas provides high-quality, compassionate care, respecting the individual needs of our patients and their families. Our providers are known for their consistency and excellence in oncology practice as well as exhibiting a delicate atmosphere of trust and concern.
JIVESH SHARMA, M.D.
“It’s not the years, it’s the mileage. I am available to my patients, 24/7, wherever I am. If something’s going on, I want to know. Early intervention is key.”
Dr. Sharma has been in private oncology practice since 1993, and is a pioneer in assimilating advanced technologies into improving cancer care in rural Texas. He also serves as clinical faculty for Internal Medicine Residents and for multiple other academic clinical training programs.
He received a B.S. degree in biology from the University of Texas at Arlington and his M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Medical Oncology Fellowship at The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. He is Board-Certified in Medical Oncology.
Dr. Sharma’s core training is in cancer translational research. He also trained in a Phase 1 cancer therapy development center. The focus of his training was in developing new bench to bedside treatment strategies for cancer patients. Dr. Sharma is certified in Medical Informatics and has participated in EMR development and the development of expert decision support tools to help oncologists caring for cancer patients.
Dr. Sharma has over 25 years of clinical experience caring for patients with all types of cancer including lung cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, GI cancers such as colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, and lymphomas and leukemias.
Throughout his career, Dr. Sharma has received multiple teaching awards and was honored to present as the keynote speaker for the UT Arlington College of Science Commencement. He is a multi-year recipient of the Best Doctors in Dallas award.
Dr. Sharma is a member of the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). He has also been a member of American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME), Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), American College of Physician Executives (ACPE).
AMY CRIPPS, M.D.
“As oncologists, we meet people at a very difficult time in their lives and help them, and their families and support systems, navigate through a complicated medical system, sometimes toxic treatments and challenging days. That provides a bond like nothing else I have seen in medical practice.”
Dr. Cripps joined Dr. Sharma in practice in April, 2013. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, in Belton, Texas in 1999.
She obtained her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston in 2003. Dr. Cripps interned and completed her residency in 2006 at the Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland, California.
In 2007, she served as Chief Resident at Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland, California. Then, from 2009-2011, she was a Medical Oncology Fellow at the University of California in San Francisco, California.
Dr. Cripps lives in Dallas with her two kids, husband and dog. She is very involved in their school activities and also likes to read, cook, swim and hike.