As Director of Institutional Risk Management for the Dallas County Hospital District, Jai Sharma leads non-clinical loss prevention, claims management, insurance and risk financing and facilitates the entity’s Enterprise Risk Management process.
Prior to joining Parkland, Mr. Sharma served as the Assistant Vice President of Risk Management for MedStar Health, a multi-billion dollar system operating in Maryland and Washington, D.C. He also served as the Vice President for its offshore, captive insurance company. In 2002, Mr. Sharma began his career in risk management, serving as Litigation Director, at CHRISTUS Health, a large Catholic system operating in multiple states and in Mexico.
A member of the State Bar of Texas since 1990 and the Federal bar since 1992, Mr. Sharma has served as a litigator for various healthcare, retail, construction, personal injury and banking clients. Moreover, Mr. Sharma also served as a regional managing and senior trial attorney for Royal & SunAlliance Insurance Company where he led a small team of lawyers in defending policy holders throughout the State of Texas. He briefly served as an Administrative Law Judge with the State of Texas. In various States and at the federal level, he has influenced legislation by leading healthcare advocacy organizations and by testifying before various legislative bodies.
Jai Sharma earned his Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and Political Sciences with honors from the University of Houston and his Juris Doctorate from Tulane University School of Law School. He is a certified mediator and a certified professional in healthcare risk management (CPHRM).