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Ronald L Sherman, D.P.M., M.B.A.

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Podiatric Surgery


Expertise: Diabetic Foot Care, Diabetic Foot Salvage, Diabetic Limb Salvage, Diabetic Wound Care , Podiatry, Surgical Management of Complex Wounds, Wound Care and Trauma more

Research Interests: Dermal Regeneration - Integra; Noraxon Gait Analysis

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital


600 N. Wolfe Street Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Halsted 668 Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center


601 N. Caroline St. 8th Floor Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Dr. Ronald Sherman is the podiatric surgeon in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his surgical training at Lutheran Hospital in Baltimore.   

He has served as a Residency Director in podiatric surgery for over a decade at both University of Maryland Medical System and Mercy Medical Center, having graduated more than thirty podiatric physicians. Dr. Sherman also earned Board Certification in both Foot and Ankle Surgery and in Wound Care.  With over thirty-five years of experience, he has developed an expertise in the care of the diabetic foot wound and the lower extremity. Dr. Sherman has been contributing to the Johns Hopkins Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot and Wound Clinic as a principle clinician since 2012 focusing on healing unresponsive foot ulcerations and reconstruction of diabetic wounds.

His research interest involves regenerative medicine employing innovative biologics, utilization of immunologically privileged wound modalities and computerized gait analysis of the diabetic foot towards reducing foot ulceration and hence preserving the lower extremity. more


  • Podiatric Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • Liberty Medical Center / Podiatric Surgery (1983)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery~ / Foot Surgery (1986)

Additional Training

Physician Certified in Wound Care – Council for Medical Education and Training (2011)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Fesseha BK, Abularrage CJ, Hines KF, Sherman RL, Frost P, Langan S, Canner J, Likes KC, Hosseini SM, Jack G, Hicks CW, Yalamanchi S, Mathioudakis N. Association of Hemoglobin A1c and Wound Healing in Diabetic Foot Ulcers. Diabetes Care. 2018 Apr 16.

Hicks CW, Canner JK, Mathioudakis N, Sherman RL, Malas MB, Black JH 3rd, Abularrage CJ. The Society for Vascular Surgery Wound, Ischemia, and foot Infection (WIfI) classification independently predicts wound healing in diabetic foot ulcers. J Vasc Surg. 2018 Apr 2.

Holscher CM, Hicks CW, Canner JK, Sherman RL, Malas MB, Black JH 3rd, Mathioudakis N, Abularrage CJ. Unplanned 30-day readmission in patients with diabetic foot wounds treated in a multidisciplinary setting. J Vasc Surg. 2018;67(3):876-886.

Hicks CW, Canner JK, Karagozlu H, Mathioudakis N, Sherman RL, Black JH 3rd, Abularrage CJ. The Society for Vascular Surgery Wound, Ischemia, and foot Infection (WIfI) classification system correlates with cost of care for diabetic foot ulcers treated in a multidisciplinary setting. J Vasc Surg. 2018 ;67(5):1455- 1462.

Hicks CW, Canner JK, Mathioudakis N, Sherman RL, Hines K, Lippincott C, Black JH 3rd, Abularrage CJ. Neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage is not associated with wound healing in diabetic foot ulcer patients treated in a multidisciplinary setting. J Surg Res. 2018;224:102-111.

Activities & Honors


  • Top Doc Podiatry, Baltimore Magazine, 2017
  • Member, Beta Gamma Sigma, The Honor Society for AACSB Accredited Business Programs, 2001


  • Wound Healing Society, 2018


  • Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders, 2017

    Board Member

  • Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, 2015


  • American Professional Wound Care Association, 2011


  • American Diabetes Association, 1988


  • American Podiatric Medical Association, 1982


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