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Biography: Ronald A. Sherman, MD, MSc, DTM&H

Born in Los Angeles, Ronald Sherman earned his B.S. in Entomology at UC Riverside, and his medical degree at UCLA. Between his internship in San Francisco, and his Internal Medicine Residency at UC Davis, he spent a year as a general practitioner in Arizona, treating Native Americans, the Urban Poor, and the rural under-served. From 1987 - 1988, Dr. Sherman completed the Masters Degree program in Clinical Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and also received his Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Royal College of Physicians. Upon returning to the US, he underwent 2 years of additional training as a Fellow in Infectious Diseases at UC Irvine. It was during this fellowship that Dr. Sherman began his clinical studies of wound care and maggot therapy.

Dr. Sherman spent the next 4 years on staff at the VA Medical Center, Long Beach, where he continued his clinical studies of maggot therapy, growth factors, and other wound care treatments, while working as a full-time staff physician in Geriatrics and Infectious Disease. In 1995, he left the VA to work with Dr. Michael Selsted's research group at UC Irvine. With NIH funding, Dr. Sherman worked until 2002 isolating some of the active molecules responsible for the maggots' wound-healing activity.

Currently, Dr. Sherman continues his research in myiasis and maggot therapy at the University of California, Irvine; and he supplies medical grade maggots to physicians throughout North America. He supports his research program by working Mondays through Fridays for the Los Angeles and Orange County Health Departments, seeing infectious disease patients (HIV, STD, and TB). Also, he is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the non-profit BioTherapeutics, Education and Research (BTER) Foundation, which supports patient care, education and research in maggot therapy and the symbiotic medicine.

"The BeTER Foundation"
36 Urey Court;   Irvine,  CA   92617
Phone: 949-509-0989;     Fax: 949-509-7040
E-mail: [email protected]