Stuart Sherman Obituary, Death – The Department of Medicine is sharing the terrible news that a colleague and friend, Stuart Sherman, MD, MASGE, passed away early on the morning of June 9, 2023, following a protracted illness. The department is filled with sorrow as it relays this information. Dr. Sherman was an internationally acknowledged authority on the application of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) to disorders that affect the pancreas and the biliary tract. He held the position of Glen A. Lehman Professor of Gastroenterology at Columbia University.
The Director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dr. Mohammad Al-Haddad, had the following to say about Dr. Sherman:”Stuart was not only someone we worked with, but also someone who served as a guide and a dear friend to many of us. Many people, including myself and many others from all over the world who came to seek his instruction over the course of three decades, relocated to Indiana in order to train alongside this internationally acclaimed specialist.
The vast knowledge, unflinching support, and caring character of Dr. Sherman had a positive impact on the lives of a great number of people. He leaves behind an enduring legacy that will continue to reverberate within our community for a great deal of time to come. This sentiment has been mirrored by a number of his other colleagues, who have characterized him as an outstanding physician, intelligent leader, and genuine visionary.
Dr. Sherman finished his medical school education at Washington University in St. Louis, his residency in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, and his fellowship in gastroenterology at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Sherman was born and raised in New York City. Then, he traveled to Indiana University in order to finish his advanced endoscopic fellowship at IU while working under the direction of Dr. Glen Lehman. In 1992, he made his way back to the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he had previously worked as the Director of Pancreaticobiliary Endoscopy at the UCLA School of Medicine. In July of 1995, he was promoted to the position of director of the ERCP service.