Dr. Sherman, a hospitalist of 15 years, is both chairman and director of quality and performance improvement in the Department of Medicine at Glen Cove (N.Y.) Hospital, part of the North Shore University Health System. He is a clinical associate professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine and an associate professor of medicine at Hofstra University School of Medicine.
A six-year SHM member, he helped establish the Long Island, N.Y., chapter and led as its president from 2004 to 2007. He served as moderator both for the transitions-in-care discussion and MRSA infections symposium at HM10 in Washington, D.C.
Undergraduate education: Duke University, Durham, N.C.
Graduate education: The Rockefeller University in New York City and New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y.
Internship and residency: Northwestern University, Chicago.
Fellowships: Gastroenterology fellowship at University of Pittsburgh from 1994 to 1995; fellowship in quality at Greater New York Hospital Association from 2009 to 2010.
Notable: This year, he completed a 15-month Six Sigma quality project on reducing variation care and standardization for patients admitted with heart failure, as well as a capstone project on reducing 30-day readmissions for patients discharged with heart failure.
Quotable: “Hospital medicine will continue to expand and become an integral part of hospital operations and practice. The comanagement services with surgical specialties will continue to evolve, and hospitalists will be taking a larger role in ensuring that care rendered across the continuum is met at the highest standard, both in and out of the hospital.”
FYI: Dr. Sherman enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, ages 12 and 9. He is an avid tennis player and a regular at his local gym. —Sarah Gelotte