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James Sharpless Jr., MD


  • Undergrad: University of Alabama, B.S. in Biology 

  • Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham, M.D.

  • Residency: Tulane University Hospital at New Orleans, Anesthesiology 

  • Board Certified: American Board of Anesthesiology, Certified in Anesthesiology

  • Professional Awards/Recognitions: Golden Rule Award, Woman’s Hospital 1994; “Dr. Sharpless ran the Code Blue on a male construction worker for 1 ½ hours and then accompanied the worker on EMS to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. Had it not been for the swift action and dedication on the parts of Drs. Sharpless, Corry and Mitchell, the construction worker would have surely died.” The patient survived and was discharged in good condition. Physician of Choice Award 2004, 2005, 2006 at River West Medical Center  

  • Professional Associations: American Society of Anesthesiologists, Louisiana Society of Anesthesiologists 

  • Personal Interest & Hobbies: Enjoys traveling, fishing and football.

“We are a critical care anesthesia practice, sometimes very stressful and challenging. It is a specialty in medicine that blends physics, pharmacology, and physiology that you see in no other practice of medicine. I’m proud that we frequently take care of the sickest of the sick, successfully.” – Dr. Sharpless

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