Dr. Sherman graduated in Medicine from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesurg South Africa in 1972, and completed his initial training in Internal Medicine at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto. Dr. Sherman obtained his Internal Medicine qualifications in 1976 and completed his Internal Medicine training at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town South Africa. He undertook training in Gastroenterology and liver disease at Groote Schuur Hospital and then completed a PhD in 1982 in the Liver Research laboratory of the University of Cape Town. In 1982, Dr. Sherman undertook a 2 year post doctoral fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Dr. Sherman joined the Toronto General Hospital as a staff gastroenterologist in 1984.
Dr. Sherman is currently Chairman of the Canadian Viral Hepatitis Network and President of the Canadian Association for Study of the Liver. His major interests are chronic viral hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma.