Bret E. Sherman, M.D., Ph.D., FACS

PREDOCTORAL EDUCATION:

Stanford University School of Natural Sciences 1985
Stanford, California B. S. Biological Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine 1985
Stanford, California B. S. Medical Microbiology
California State University, Fresno 1986
School of Natural Sciences M.A. Biology, with distinction
Fresno, California
University of California, Davis 1995
School of Medicine M.D.
Davis, California
University of California, Davis 1996
Graduate Group of Comparative Pathology
Davis, California Ph.D. Comparative Pathology

POSTDOCTORAL EDUCATION:

Internship
University of California, Davis Medical Center 1995-1997
Sacramento, California General Surgery
Residency
University of California, Davis Medical Center 1997-2001
Sacramento, California Otolaryngology

BOARD CERTIFICATION:

American Board of Otolaryngology May 29, 2002-Present
Subspecialty of Sleep Medicine, ABOto February 1, 2012-Present
California Medical License September 18, 1996-Present

LICENSURE:

Medical Board of California A-060899

PRACTICE

Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine April 2015-Present
DeMera Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Center Associate Clinician
Fresno, California
Diagnostic Polysomnography June 2014-Present
Sequoia Sleep Center Medical Director
Fresno, California
Diagnostic Polysomnography June 2008-June 2013
Central California Sleep Disorders Center Medical Director
Fresno, California
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery August 2001-November 2013
Central California Ear Nose and Throat Medical Group Partner/Surgeon
Fresno, California
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery August 2001-November 2013
Central California Faculty Medical Group Member
Fresno, California

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Assistant Clinical Professor August 2001-Present
University of California, San Francisco
Department of Surgery
Fresno, California

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Fellow: American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Fellow: American College of Surgeons
Member: American Academy of Sleep Medicine

HONORS

Secretary’s Award for Innovations in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (1989). Washington D.C.; Dr. Lewis Sullivan, US Secretary HHS (1989).
Lillian Mae Rapp Scholar: Medical student scholars award, UCD School of Medicine (1989).
Morton Levitt Annual Research Award: Medical student research award, UCD School of Medicine. Five-time winner (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1994).
Medical Student Research Fellowship: American Otological Society: Two consecutive one-year research grants to examine the relationship between sympathetic innervation and otological bone resorption (1990-1992).
American Federation for Clinical Research Subspecialty Award – Neurosciences: Western Section, Carmel, California (1991).
American Federation for Clinical Research Medical Student Award: “Recognition of excellence in research”, Carmel, California (1993-94).
Morton Levitt Graduate Research Award: “Outstanding research by a senior medical student,” UCD School of Medicine (1995).
Loren D. Carlson Student Research Award: “Best research accomplished by a graduating medical student during his tenure at UCD School of Medicine” (1995).
Award for Excellence. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education: The “Resident for a Day” Program (1995).
AAMC Award of Distinction in Medical Education Public Affairs: The “Resident for a Day” Program (1995).
AAO-HNSF/ARO National First Place, Medical Student Research Award: Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, New Orleans, LA (1995).
AMA-ERF: National Award for Overall Excellence in Research: National Student Research Forum, Galveston, Texas (1995).
Sacramento Society for Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery Award for Excellence in Otolaryngology: “Outstanding performance in otolaryngology by a senior medical student,” UCD School of Medicine (1995).
Resident Teaching Award: Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery; UC Davis (1999).
AAO-HNSF/ARO National First Place, Resident Basic Science Research: Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, New Orleans, Louisiana (1999).

ACADEMIC and PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Graduate Teaching Assistant: Microbiology 104 (CSUF, 1985-86); Human Gross Anatomy 400 (Head/Neck; UCD, 1991-92); Systemic Pathology 412 (UCD, 1991-92).
American Medical Student Association: Chapter President, UCD School of Medicine (1988-89); Regional Trustee, Western United States (1988-89); Junior Trustee-at-Large, Vice-Chair of the House of Delegates (1989-90); Foundation Board of Directors (1990-91); Executive Board of Trustees (1990-91, 1991-92); Senior Trustee-at-Large, Chair of the House of Delegates (1990-91); National Vice President (1991-92).
Western Student Medical Research Committee: Member (1989-90), Vice-Chair (1990-91), Chair (1991-92), Senior Advisory Chair (1992-97).
U.C. Davis Graduate Group in Comparative Pathology Educational Policy Committee: Student Member (1990-93).
U.C. Davis School of Medicine Alumni Association, Committee on Legislative Affairs: Chairman (1995-97).
Originator and Coordinator of the “Resident for a Day” initiative: a legislative outreach program to establish linkages between the U.C.D. Medical School and Medical Center and California State Legislators; Sacramento, California (1990-97).
Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery: periodic Editorial Review Board (1995-96).
Operacion Esperanza: Medical Mission. Member of surgical team performing craniofacial reconstructions for indigenous population. Riobamba, Republic of Ecuador (2001).

ACADEMIC and PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACH) Health Policy Seminar: “Medical Students, Student-Run Clinics, and Linkages to Community Health.” San Francisco, CA (1988).
San Francisco Student AIDS Forum: “Student Perspective on Approaching AIDS Patients.” San Francisco, CA (1989).
Fifth Annual National M.D. Ph.D. Student Research Conference: “Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Communication.” The Givens Institute; Aspen, CO (1990).
UCD Biomedical Research Symposium, Davis, CA (1990-1995).
American Federation for Clinical Research: Western Neuroscience Subspecialty Meetings, Carmel, CA (1991-1994).
National Student Research Forum: Galveston, TX (1991, 1995).
Prosper Meniere Society: National Meeting; Aspen, CO (1997).
American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery: National Meeting: New Orleans, LA (1995).
American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery: National Meeting: New Orleans, LA (1999).
American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery: National Meeting: Washington, D.C. (2000).
Bay Area Resident’s Research Symposium (BARRS): Regional Otolaryngology Resident’s Research Forum; San Francisco, CA (1999, 2000).
Clovis Community HealthQuest, Guest Lecturer: “Sleep: The Who, What, and (hopefully) How to a Good Night’s Sleep”. Radin Community Center, Clovis, CA (2015).

PUBLICATIONS

Sherman, BE. 1990. The community health awareness projects: CHAPs. Public Health Reports. 105(1): 100.
Sherman, BE and RA Chole. 1995. A mechanism for sympathectomy-induced bone resorption in the middle ear. Otolaryngol Head neck Surg. 113(5):569-581.
Sherman, BE and RA Chole. 1996. The in vivo effects of surgical sympathectomy on intramembranous bone resorption. Am J Oto. 17(2):343-346.
Sherman, BE and RA Chole. 1999. Effect of pharmacological sympathectomy on osteoclastic activity in the gerbilline auditory bulla in vivo. Ann Oto Rhino Laryngol. 108(11)1078-1087.
Sherman, BE and RA Chole. 2000. Sympathectomy, which induces intramembranous bone remodeling, has no effect on endochondral long bone remodeling in vivo. J Bone Miner Res. 15(7):1354-1360.
Sherman, BE and RA Chole. 2000. Effects of leukotriene and cyclooxygenase inhibition on adaptive bone remodeling in the middle ear. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 123(1):1-8.
Sherman, BE and K Kendall. 2001. A unique case of the rapid onset of a large cystic hygroma in the adult. Am J Otolaryngol. 22(3):206-210.
Sherman, BE and RA Chole. 2001. Effect of chemical sympathectomy with 6-hydroxydopamine on osteoclast activity in the gerbilline middle ear bulla. Otol Neurotol. 22(2):237-241.
Sherman, BE and RA Chole. 2001. The effects of catecholamines on calvarial bone resorption in vitro. Ann Oto Rhino Laryngol. 110(7):682-689.
Sherman, BE and MJ Oakes, 2004. Cystic Hygroma in a Tactical Aviator – A Case Report. Military Medicine. 169(12):985-987.

RESEARCH

Dr. Sherman is currently conducting research into the diagnosis and associated manifestations of acid reflux to the voice box (LPR), and the relationship of LPR with sleep and allergy disorders.

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

Clovis Community Hospital, Clovis, California
Fresno Community Hospital, Fresno, California
Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno, California
Children’s Hospital Central California, Madera, California