Medical Director, DABPMR
Dr. Sherman is a pain management doctor at National Pain Institute. He has been practicing as a medical physician for 8 years and as a chiropractor for 5 years (before attending medical school).His biggest statement of credibility as a physician is the referral from current patients, friends, and family. “When a patient who has benefited from my care sends one of their loved ones to us, I could ask for no better endorsement,” he says.
Dr. Sherman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles. He finished his internship in Internal Medicine at the State University of New York (SUNY) in Buffalo, New York and completed a residency program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at SUNY Buffalo where he also served as Chief Resident in the Department of Physical Medicine.
Why did he become a doctor? “I wanted to be a doctor since I was a very young child. My uncle Itzy was a surgeon, and I always wanted to follow in his path as a physician. His stories of helping people were fascinating to me as I was growing up, and from early on, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.”
His favorite part of being a doctor: “As a physician, I am invited into the lives of my patients on a daily basis with a level of trust and openness that is unparalleled in today’s society. I consider this a great honor, and am humbled by the trust I am given on a daily basis. I strive every day in practice to be worthy of that trust.”
He was born in Columbus, Ohio, and has been married to his wife for 17 years. They have a five-year-old Golden Retriever named Brady, and a one-year-old Golden Retriever/Great Pyrenees mix named Henry.
When he isn’t busy helping his patients at National Pain Institute, he enjoys swimming, skiing, motorcycles, live music, and billiards.
Here are a few more facts about Dr. Sherman:
- If he wasn’t a doctor, he would have joined our country’s space program (he had a fascination with NASA as a child).
- Superman is his favorite superhero. “He pretty much always does the right thing. Also, he is unique in that his superhero identity is his real identity, and his alter ego of Clark Kent is his disguise. Fascinating!”
- He lived in: Boston, MA; Davenport, IO; Coral Springs, FL; Charleston, SC; Buffalo, NY; St. Maarten, Netherland Antilles; Waterford, Ireland; and Orlando, FL.
- The most beautiful place he visited in the summer and winter was Jackson Hole, Wyoming (“The best ski mountain in North America, and some of the most pristine wilderness in the summer for hiking and camping.”
- His favorite subject in school: “I enjoyed all the sciences in school, as do most future physicians. In high school I actually took eight years of science, doubling up on electives each year. Outside of science classes, I also enjoyed political science—how our system works, and how that compares to other systems around the work is very interesting. Having lived for a year in Ireland, I had the chance to see these theories applied in the real world.”
- His least favorite subject in school: “Math, no explanation needed!!”
- His nickname: “Doc…just kidding.”
- If he could change one thing about the world: “I would like people to give each other the benefit of the doubt, to always assume the best in others first. I think this would help us all get along on a personal and larger geopolitical level much better, and many of our other problems would be solved as a result.”
If you need a pain management doctor, you will be very happy with Dr. Sherman’s level of medical expertise and compassionate patient care.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Bachelor of Science – University of Massachusetts at Amherst
State University of New York (SUNY), University at Buffalo, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Buffalo, New York
State University of New York (SUNY), University at Buffalo, Department of Internal Medcine
State University of New York (SUNY), Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Buffalo, New York