Mark P. Sherman, MD
Cataract, Glaucoma, Ophthalmologist, Surgeons
Dr. Mark P. Sherman, MD, is a trained general ophthalmologist with a multifaceted interest spanning medical retina, glaucoma, cataract surgery, external diseases, retinal lasers, and injections. His journey in the field of ophthalmology, marked by academic excellence, research contributions, and a commitment to patient care, positions him as a valuable asset to West Texas Eye Associates. Dr. Sherman officially became part of West Texas Eye Associates in the summer of 2015, adding his expertise to the comprehensive range of eye care services offered by the practice.
His academic journey is noteworthy, with a residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Louisville spanning from July 2012 to June 2015. This included an internship in Internal Medicine from July 2011 to June 2012. Dr. Sherman earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in May 2011, where he was actively involved in the Ophthalmology Club and Surgery Club. His commitment to academic excellence is reflected in his participation in the Summer Research Scholars Program, collaborating with Dr. Charles Barr on “Primary Retinal Detachment Repair – Comparison of One Year Outcomes of Four Surgical Techniques.”
Dr. Sherman’s undergraduate years at Loyola University New Orleans, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, further showcase his dedication to scholarly pursuits. Achieving Cum Laude status and consistently making the Dean’s List, he was recognized as a Loyola University New Orleans Scholar and a member of the Tri-Beta Biology National Honors Society. His involvement in research on the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the algal flora of Lake Pontchartrain, conducted with Dr. James Wee, demonstrated his early commitment to scientific inquiry.
As a professional in the field, Dr. Sherman is affiliated with prominent organizations such as the American Medical Association, Kentucky Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Texas Medical Association. His contributions to the medical community extend to research, with publications such as “Mathematical Analysis of Specific Anatomic Foveal Configurations Predisposing to the Development of Macular Holes” and “Primary Retinal Detachment Repair – Comparison of One Year Outcomes of Four Surgical Techniques.”
His research experience includes a comprehensive analysis of foveal configurations predisposing to macular holes, presented at various prestigious conferences. Additionally, he explored the impact of obstructive sleep apnea on the response to Bevacizumab in age-related macular degeneration, presenting findings at international conferences and the Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Fall Meeting.
Dr. Sherman’s research endeavors further encompassed a comparative analysis of different techniques for the repair of primary retinal detachment and a study on the functional and anatomical outcomes of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) treatment for submacular hemorrhage associated with exudative macular degeneration (ExAMD). His commitment to advancing knowledge in the field, a dedication to patient care, establishes Dr. Mark P. Sherman as a valuable member of West Texas Eye Associates, contributing to the institute’s mission of providing exceptional eye care services to the community.
His involvement in various post-graduate organizations, including the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, highlights his commitment to staying abreast of the latest advancements in the field.
I’ve had multiple exams with Dr. Sherman and have been very pleased. He takes the time to talk through any questions that I have and is very knowledgeable and personable. He has made obtaining a new contact prescription painless and I would not hesitate to see him for any other eye related issues. His office is also very clean and the staff is friendly and professional.
My experience with the whole office was so pleasant! From the cheerful reception, the tech who performed the testing, and Dr. Mark Sherman! All professional and very informative. Highly recommend them. After all losing your sight is a scary thing. They all made me feel as though I was in the best hands!
Dr. Sherman was professional, prompt and courteous. I hadn’t had an eye exam in several years and West Texas Eye made it easy. After a comprehensive check, I had a new prescription for contacts and was out the door. Highly recommend!
University of Louisville
Residency in Ophthalmology (July 2012 – June 2015)
Internship in Internal Medicine (July 2011 – June 2012)
University of Louisville School of Medicine
August 2007 – May 2011
Ophthalmology Club (Founder)
Summer Research Scholars Program with Dr. Charles Barr, “Primary Retinal Detachment Repair – Comparison of One Year Outcomes of Four Surgical Techniques”
Loyola University New Orleans
August 2003 – May 2007
Bachelor of Science, Biology with a minor in Chemistry
Dean’s List (2003-2007)
Loyola University New Orleans Scholar
Tri-Beta Biology National Honors Society
Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Society
Student Government Association: College of Arts and Sciences Representative (2003-2007)
Researched effects of Hurricane Katrina on the algal flora of Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans, Louisiana with Dr. James Wee
American Medical Association
Kentucky Medical Association
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Texas Medical Association
“Mathematical Analysis of Specific Anatomic Foveal Configurations Predisposing to the Development of Macular Holes”, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science v. 52(11) (October 2011).
“Primary Retinal Detachment Repair – Comparison of One Year – Comparison of One Year Outcomes of Four Surgical Techniques”, Retina v. 31(8) (September 2011).
Mathematical Analysis of Specific Foveal Configurations Predisposing to the Formation of Macular Holes
Presented by Shlomit Schaal at the Microsurgery Annual Meeting (Eilat, Israel, 2014)
Presented by Yorieh Barak at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Retinal Specialists (August 2011)
Presented by Shlomit Schaal at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (May 2011)
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hinders Response to Bevacizumab in Age Related Macular Degeneration
Presented by Mark Sherman at the Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Fall Meeting (October 2014)
Presented by Shlomit Schaal at the World Ophthalmology Congress (Tokyo, Japan, 2014)
Presented by Shlomit Schaal at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (May 2012)
Functional and Anatomical Outcomes of Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA) Treatment for Submacular Hemorrhage Associated with Exudative Macular Degeneration (ExAMD): A Comparative Analysis Between Intra-vitreal and Sub-retinal tPA injected Patients
Presented by Shlomit Schaal at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (May 2013)
Presented by Shlomit Schaal at the Annual Meeting of the Macula Society (March 2013)
A Comparison of Four Different Techniques for Repair of Primary Retinal Detachment
Presented by Mark Sherman at Research! Louisville (October 2008)