David Sharp, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Office: Micro/Molecular Hall (Dorm 13) 218
Phone: 434-592-5776
Email: desharp@liberty.edu

Education
A.B. University of North Carolina
M.D. University of North Carolina
Ph.D. University of North Carolina

Residency
NC Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill 

Courses Taught by Dr. Sharp
BIOL 213 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 214 Human Anatomy & Physiology I lab
BIOL 215 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL 216 Human Anatomy & Physiology II lab

Biography
Dr. David Sharp attended the University of North Carolina from September 1963 until June of 1976, acquiring an AB in Chemistry (1967), an MD (1973), and a PhD (1975). He trained in pathology as a Resident Physician at the old NC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill where he also performed research in hemostasis, studying the factors causing the formation of platelet rhombi and their inhibition in human blood in vitro and in vivo using hamster cheek pouch model systems. He also spent one year in a physiology lab in London at the Royal College of Surgeons of England learning to utilize the in vivo animal model, and later for several weeks teaching it to a research group in Oslo, Sweden at Pharmacia, Ltd. 

Dr. Sharp's first academic position was at Brown University where he taught pathology courses to medical students while working as a surgical pathologist and directing the blood bank and histology labs. He later taught pathology at the Medical College of Virginia (now VCU) and directed the blood bank there. He has also taught at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA, and directed blood centers in Grand Rapids, MI, Wilkes-Barre, PA, and Paramus, NJ.