FOUNDER AND MEDICAL DIRECTOR
OF CONTRA COSTA ONCOLOGY

Michael P. Sherman, M.D., Ph.D. is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, graduating from Cornell University with distinction and honors. While pursuing his medical degree at the State University of New York at Syracuse, he simultaneously completed his Ph.D. thesis studying cancer-causing viruses. Dr. Sherman went on to complete his medical internship and residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, as well as a Medical Oncology Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He received post-graduate training at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology at UCSF. Dr. Sherman holds three U.S. patents and is the principal/secondary author of 27 original manuscripts and publications as well as eight reviews and book chapters. A nationally sought-after speaker on the subject of cancer treatment, he is also a frequent lecturer in the local community and participant in patient-oriented support groups. Dr. Sherman regularly attends national and international oncology meetings, including the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, and is also an active leader and participant in patient-focused clinical trials.







Contra Costa Oncology was recently nominated and featured as “The Best Oncology Practice” by KRON 4 Best of The Bay, a show that highlights the top professionals and businesses in the Bay Area. To view our segment, please click here. To learn more about Best of the Bay and other recent nominees in the Bay Area, please click here.

Click on the link above to watch an interview of Dr. Sherman discussing a patient’s illness, treatment & success, as was featured in a story run by the Oakland Tribune.