|About Dr Kenneth Sharp . . .
Dr Sharp is originally from Woodbury, NJ. After high school, he moved to Florida and studied music.
He was very active as a musician on the Sun Coast of Florida (in the Clearwater / St Petersburg area).
Playing folk and classical guitar, flute and alto flute, and singing, he played many different genres of
music - from traditional folk music to contemporary jazz.
At age 31, he relocated to his home state of New Jersey and studied Biological Sciences at Rutgers
University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993.
From college, he went on to study medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey -
School of Osteopathic Medicine with an emphasis on primary and emergency care.
After medical school, Dr Sharp completed his Family Medicine Residency and was Chief Resident in
Family Medicine at Wellspan Health System's York Hospital in York, Pa (which held the designation as
one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the United States). He is Board Certified by the American Board of
After residency, Dr Sharp moved to Carbon County where he has been an active member of the medical
community at Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital and Palmerton Hospital, providing inpatient and
outpatient medicine, as well as giving educational lectures on several medically related topics. In the
past, he has served as the Physician Advisor for Blue Mountain Health System's Initiative for Diabetes
Education. In 2008, he started Lehighton Family Medicine, a unique practice in Family Medicine, to help
provide primary care for the residents of Carbon and the surrounding counties.
Dr Sharp's desire is to reside in the same area where he practices medicine. He is very active in several
local and civic organizations and recreational activities. He continues to play guitar and flute in the Praise
& Worship Band at Blue Mountain Community Church in Palmerton. He has a passion for baseball
(loves those Phillies) and continues to be active in Franklin Township Athletic Association as a Little
-- Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine
-- Member American Academy of Family Physicians
-- Member National Alliance of Wound Care
-- Member Pennsylvania Medical Society
-- Member Carbon County Medical Society
-- American Medical Association
-- American Osteopathic Association
Austin, Lee, and Sharp
|Dr Kenneth Sharp
Lehighton Family Medicine