(Philadelphia, PA) - David D. Sherry, MD, has been named Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Sherry's research focuses on children with various forms of amplified musculoskeletal pain (i.e. reflex neurovascular dystrophy, fibromyalgia, etc.); assessing and decreasing the pain of joint injections in children with arthritis; and enthesalgia.

In 1977, Dr. Sherry attended Texas Tech University School of Medicine, where he earned his medical degree. Following his graduation, he completed an internship and residency in Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center. He went on to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology at the University of British Columbia in 1982. Prior to his appointment at Penn, Dr. Sherry held faculty positions at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and the University of Washington in Seattle.

Best Doctors named him a Top Doctor in America in 2002. Dr. Sherry is the Chairman of the Rheumatology Sub-board of the American Board of Pediatrics; a Fellow and a member of the Planning and Meeting Committee of the American College of Rheumatology; and an Executive Committee Member of the Spondyloarthropathy Association of America.

Dr. Sherry is a frequently invited lecturer including a Visiting Professor on Pediatric Rheumatology for the American College of Rheumatology. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Pediatrics, Arthritis & Rheumatism, The Journal of Rheumatology, Pediatrics, Lancet, and Ophthalmology. He was also the Executive Producer of the video, 'Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain in Childhood-Diagnosis and Treatment: A Guide for Physical and Occupational Therapists.'


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The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 20 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $392 million awarded in the 2016 fiscal year.

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Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2016, Penn Medicine provided $393 million to benefit our community.

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