Dr. Sharples was born in Paris, France, but grew up in Dayton, Ohio. She spent three years in the Peace Corps providing humanitarian service in Botswana, Africa. She also served in the U.S. Army as a major for seven years in active duty and six years of reserve service. Dr. Sharples is fluent in French and Setswana.
In addition to her practice, Dr. Sharples serves as the program director of the internal medicine residency program
at Samaritan Health Services.