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Karen Lynn Sherman, MD, MS, FACS, FASCRS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Education and Training

  • General Surgery Chief Resident, Surgery, Northwestern University, 2013 - 2015
  • Surgical Outcomes Research Fellow, Surgery, Northwestern University, 2011 - 2013
  • General Surgery Resident, Surgery, Northwestern University, 2008 - 2011
  • M.Sc., Northwestern University, 2013
  • M.D., Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, 2008
  • B.A., Kalamazoo College, 2004

Publications

Bhama, A. R., N. Melnitchouk, J. S. Mizell, K. L. Sherman, and K. Zaghiyan. “Evaluation of practice patterns of chemodenervation for anal fissure of the ASCRS young surgeons.” Tech Coloproctol 24, no. 6 (June 2020): 611–12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10151-020-02195-9.

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Turner, M. C., M. D. Talbott, C. Reed, Z. Sun, M. L. Cox, B. Ezekian, K. L. Sherman, C. R. Mantyh, and J. Migaly. “Disparities in colostomy reversal after Hartmann's procedure for diverticulitis.” Tech Coloproctol 23, no. 5 (May 2019): 445–51. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10151-019-01995-y.

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Sherman, Karen L., Emily Steinhagen, Justin T. Brady, Jason S. Mizell, and Sharon L. Stein. “Landing Your First Colorectal Surgery Job: How to Find It and What to Expect.” Dis Colon Rectum 62, no. 5 (May 2019): 529–36. https://doi.org/10.1097/DCR.0000000000001341.

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Sherman, Karen L., Christine V. Kinnier, Domenico A. Farina, Jeffrey D. Wayne, William B. Laskin, Mark Agulnik, Samer Attar, John P. Hayes, Terrance Peabody, and Karl Y. Bilimoria. “Examination of national lymph node evaluation practices for adult extremity soft tissue sarcoma.” J Surg Oncol 110, no. 6 (November 2014): 682–88. https://doi.org/10.1002/jso.23687.

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Baker, Marshall S., Karen L. Sherman, Susan J. Stocker, Amanda V. Hayman, David J. Bentrem, Richard A. Prinz, and Mark S. Talamonti. “Using a modification of the Clavien-Dindo system accounting for readmissions and multiple interventions: defining quality for pancreaticoduodenectomy.” J Surg Oncol 110, no. 4 (September 2014): 400–406. https://doi.org/10.1002/jso.23663.

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Merkow, Ryan P., Karl Y. Bilimoria, Rajesh N. Keswani, Jeanette Chung, Karen L. Sherman, Lawrence M. Knab, Mitchell C. Posner, and David J. Bentrem. “Treatment trends, risk of lymph node metastasis, and outcomes for localized esophageal cancer.” J Natl Cancer Inst 106, no. 7 (July 2014). https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/dju133.

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Sherman, Karen L., Jeffrey D. Wayne, Jeanette Chung, Mark Agulnik, Samer Attar, John P. Hayes, William B. Laskin, et al. “Assessment of multimodality therapy use for extremity sarcoma in the United States.” J Surg Oncol 109, no. 5 (April 2014): 395–404. https://doi.org/10.1002/jso.23520.

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Sherman, Karen L., Elisa J. Gordon, David M. Mahvi, Jeanette Chung, David J. Bentrem, Jane L. Holl, and Karl Y. Bilimoria. “Surgeons' perceptions of public reporting of hospital and individual surgeon quality.” Med Care 51, no. 12 (December 2013): 1069–75. https://doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0000000000000013.

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