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Mark J Sherman, MD

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Dr. Mark Sherman has enjoyed a remarkable career since joining with Surgical Associates of La Jolla in 1994. He has served as both the Chief of General Surgery as well as Chairman of the Department of Surgery during his time in practice at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. While working six years on the Board of Trustees for Scripps Health (which oversees all Scripps' hospitals and the Scripps Clinic), he used his unique knowledge to influence and improve healthcare delivery throughout San Diego. He has served as Chairman of XiMED Medical Group, and has taught as an assistant clinical professor of surgery at the UC San Diego School of Medicine since 1994. These tireless efforts have led to his selection by his peers in receiving San Diego's "Top Doctors" award on multiple occasions.

Dr. Sherman received his undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford University and completed medical school at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. He finished his residency at the UCSD Medical Center, where he was Chief Resident in general surgery. A board-certified Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of many professional organizations, including the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), and the San Diego chapter of the Society of General Surgeons, Dr. Sherman is frequently sought for consultation on complex and challenging cases.

In his practice, Dr. Mark Sherman focuses on advanced laparoscopy and surgical oncology. Skilled in endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal operations) as well as complex, advanced laparoscopic techniques (colectomy, appendectomy, splenectomy, and hernia repair), he provides a unique skill while treating all of his patients like family. Gastric and pancreatic operations are performed with uncompromising skill.   Unique procedures include HIPEC (Hyperthermic IntraPeritoneal Chemotherapy for advanced abdominal malignancies), TIF procedures for the elimination of reflux, and DaVinci Robotic procedures.  He remains at the forefront of the most advanced techniques and procedures available in order to best meet the needs of his patients.

Dr. Sherman has a reputation as an innovator and leader. His compassionate bedside manner and surgical excellence have made him a most sought after surgeon by his patients and colleagues alike.

Mark J Sherman, MD

Medical School
UC San Diego School of Medicine

Internship & Residency
UCSD Medical Center

Board Certification
American College of Surgeons

Special Procedures & Techniques
Advanced laparoscopic surgery, Surgical Oncology

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