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Irving J. and Florence Sherman Professorship in Neurosurgery

School of Medicine

Established in 2020 by Florence Sherman

IRVING 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.

Held by Judy Huang

JUDY HUANG, M.D., is a professor of neurosurgery and the vice chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Huang specializes in the treatment of cerebrovascular disorders such as brain aneurysms, carotid artery stenosis, brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), moya moya disease, and cavernous malformations. Dr. Huang also specializes in the surgical treatment of Chiari malformations and trigeminal neuralgia. Her philosophy of patient-centered care is to take an individualized approach to each person and their unique situation.

Dr. Huang is a committed educator and serves as director of the Neurosurgery Residency Program at Johns Hopkins. As a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Dr. Huang plays an influential role in the training standards and certification of practicing neurosurgeons across the United States.