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Doctor, Mentalist & Media Commentator


Dr Vyom Sharma is a medical doctor, mentalist, and sought-after media commentator.

A recurring panellist on The Project (Network 10) and The Drum (ABC), he draws on his unique perspectives inspired by art and science. His work as a practising medical doctor and acclaimed mentalist/magician, appearing as a grand finalist on Australia's Got Talent, informs this perspective.

Current experience:

Vyom is regarded as the 'go-to voice in traditional and social media (The Age). Apart from commentating on Television, he also co-hosts health shows on ABC Radio Melbourne and RRR FM and is frequently interviewed in numerous TV/Radio/Print media.

Drawing on his talents as an award-winning mentalist and magician (Grand Finalist on Australia's Got Talent), Vyom engages audiences with an easy charm and thrills with mind-bending feats. He performs these either as stand-alone entertainment or embedded within keynote talks, used as a metaphor to deliver powerful messages that remain memorable.

His medical work is currently focussed on COVID-19 as the clinical lead in COVID health and quarantine facilities. However, he believes the practice of medicine must extend beyond the consultation room, which motivated his fierce health advocacy during the pandemic. He was awarded the Thornett Award for the 'Promotion of Reason' by the Australian Society of Skeptics.

Previous work:

Media & Health promotion: Dr Vyom Sharma has made hundreds of contributions to traditional media, including regular contributions on The Today Show (Channel 9), hosting Saturday Afternoons on ABC radio and twice being invited as a guest on Q & A (ABC).

Medicine: Vyom's recent work was focused on the pandemic. He was a Medical Officer in Quarantine and worked with a community health service that reached out to community housing residents during Melbourne's second wave. He also continued to work as a General Practitioner in Melbourne.

Speaking, Facilitation & Hosting: Vyom has been a keynote speaker, entertainer and MC at numerous functions, including corporate social events and conferences, often to audiences of thousands. He has used his communication skills as a GP to pitch his message at various levels, such as maintenance engineers (Qantas), pharmaceutical executives (Amgen) and university students (Guest lecturer at Monash University).

Mentalism & Magic: Vyom has had a successful career performing on stage as a mentalist, progressing to the Grand Finals on Australia's Got Talent, and performing on stages that include the Sydney Opera House, Athenaeum theatre Melbourne, and Hollywood's Magic Castle. His television appearances have extended to Italy, Germany and USA, as well as many appearances in Australia.

Talking Points

Corporate health hacks - keeping mental and physical health sharp for performance and wellbeing

Leading health commentator Dr Vyom Sharma has seen thousands of high performing corporate workers, legal professionals, and high-end executives wanting to maximise their performance, longevity and minimise burnout.

But what causes these issues in the first place? How can you recognise the early signs? What can you do to prevent the epidemic of employee burnout in your workplace? And what three science-based strategies can you use to supercharge your own performance throughout the day?

In 45 minutes, General Practitioner Dr Vyom Sharma sorts facts from myths and teaches actionable strategies that you can implement within a few weeks to generate measurable results.

Rewiring your mind - the magical solutions to impossible problems

A modular, 20, 30 or 45 min talk that blend the science of biology with the art of magic and mentalism to deliver messages on powerful themes such as - Achieving the impossible - using magic as a metaphor to demonstrate how the mind can overcome impossible-seeming challenges, with live demonstrations of mind-bending feats.

This has carry over into corporate life, with goals that may appear insurmountable.

Key Takeaways:
- Thinking creatively
- Combining science and the arts to spark creativity with a view towards problem-solving
- Perspective: how often impossible-to-solve situations can be resolved with a change in perspective, using magic tricks as a metaphor
- Persuasion: real-life demonstration of persuasion techniques that mentalists use to persuade others (this can be done as a workshop, in limited numbers)

Lie detection and Persuasion

Real life demonstration and instruction of persuasion techniques that mentalists use to persuade others (this can be done as a workshop, in limited numbers)
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