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Irving J. Sherman, M.D. Research Professorship in Neurosurgery

ShermanIrvingIRVING J. SHERMAN, A&S 1936, Med 1940, completed his surgery and neurosurgery residencies at Hopkins, the latter under the legendary neurosurgeon Walter E. Dandy. After graduating in 1943, Dr. Sherman entered the Army Medical Corps as a neurosurgeon in the European Theater. After the war, he set up a private practice in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and in 1975 established the first neurosciences unit in the state of Connecticut at Bridgeport Hospital, where he served as chief of neurosurgery. Dr. Sherman received the School of Medicine’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1995 and the university’s Heritage Award in 1999. He passed in 2019. Throughout their marriage, FLORENCE SHERMAN had an active role in the career of her husband, working as a nurse, registered radiology technician, and as office manager for Dr. Sherman’s seven-member neurosurgeon group.