Dr. Sherman is a physician-scientist with clinical development expertise in oncology, hematology and pulmonary diseases across large pharma, biopharma and venture-funded biotechnology startup companies. Dr Sherman currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Deciphera Pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, Dr. Sherman was Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Acceleron Pharma. At Acceleron, Dr. Sherman provided executive leadership for medical research, and clinical operations, including biostatistics and data and program management, clinical pharmacology, and pharmacovigilance. Before joining Acceleron in 2006, Dr. Sherman was Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Synta Pharmaceuticals, where he oversaw all therapeutic areas, including oncology, inflammatory diseases, and immunology. Previously, Dr. Sherman spent over a decade at Wyeth-Ayerst Research/Genetics Institute in numerous clinical research and development roles. Prior to his career in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, Dr. Sherman spent nine years at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, ultimately as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. He has authored more than 250 original articles, review chapters, and abstracts, and is listed as an inventor on 11 issued patents. Dr. Sherman received a S.B. in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his internal medicine residency at Georgetown University Medical Center.