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Department of Neurology - Faculty

Scott Sherman, MD, PhD Scott J. Sherman, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology

Scott J. Sherman, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Arizona Health Network - Campus in Tucson, College of Medicine, Director of the Movement Disorders Center, Medical Director of the Arizona Chapter of the American Parkinson's Disease Association, and Director of the Parkinson's Disease Program of the HealthSouth Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson.

Dr Sherman received a medical degree and a doctorate in pharmacology from the University of Washington in Seattle. He completed an anesthesiology residency at the University of Washington and a neurology residency and epilepsy fellowship training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Dr Sherman's areas of research interest include deep brain stimulation, gene therapy, and cell-based therapy for Parkinson disease. He is an investigator for two multicenter studies, one evaluating the use of SPECT scanning for early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and another evaluating a novel class of drugs for treatment of advanced motor fluctuations in Parkinson's disease.

Dr Sherman's original articles and abstracts on understanding and treating parkinsonism have been published or accepted for publication by Science, Movement Disorders, Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, Neuroscience, and many other journals. He lectures before Parkinson disease support groups and other public meetings and has been invited to lecture to the medical community about new therapies for and patient care issues with Parkinson disease and movement disorders.

He holds memberships in the Movement Disorder Society and the American Academy of Neurology. He has been awarded for outstanding achievement in teaching and outstanding progress in research by the University of Arizona College of Medicine.


BS: Brandeis University, 1978
MD: University of Washington, 1985
PhD: University of Washington, 1985
Internship: University of Washington, 1985-86
Residency (Anesthesiology): University of Washington, 1987-90
Residency (Neurology): University of Arizona, 1993-96
Fellowship (Epilepsy): University of Arizona, 1996-97

Clinical/Research Interests:

Movement Disorders; cell-based and gene-based strategies for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

Selected Publications: