Dr. Sherman is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the comprehensive treatment of foot and ankle conditions. He completed his orthopedic residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and fellowship training at the esteemed Foot and Ankle Surgery fellowship program at the MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, widely considered the premier fellowship at the time of training.

Dr. Sherman has published multiple book chapters, research manuscripts, review articles, and editorials. He has presented his work at multiple national orthopedic meetings. He is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, serving as the vice chair of the Evidence-Based Medicine Committee and tasked with devising best practices for orthopaedic surgeons treating foot and ankle conditions. Dr. Sherman serves on the editorial board of the highly regarded Arthroscopy Journal. He also serves as a clinical advisor for DrExcel program at Drexel University Colleges of Medicine and Engineering.

His clinical interests include flatfoot and cavus foot reconstruction, sports-related injuries, ankle arthroscopy, arthritis of the foot and ankle, bunion correction (including the use of minimally invasive techniques), ankle replacement, complex foot and ankle trauma (ankle, calcaneus, and pilon fractures), post-traumatic deformity, use of multiplanar external fixator for deformity correction, Charcot reconstruction, treatment of nonunions, revision surgery, and limb salvage.

Dr. Sherman is a native of central Pennsylvania. He attended Bucknell University as a Divison I soccer player and still enjoys playing and following professional soccer, living an active lifestyle, cooking, gardening, and most importantly, spending time with his wife and three young children.

Call 717-299-4871 or submit a request to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sherman.

  • Undergraduate Education: Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
  • Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
  • Fellowship: MedStar Union Memorial Foot and Ankle
  • License: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • North Pointe Surgery Center
  • Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health
  • Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster, Ltd.
  • Arthroscopy Journal, Editorial Board Member
  • Dr. Sherman has authored an invited book chapter on the surgical correction of bunions, as well as clinical and surgical guidelines for the American Academy of Orthoaedic Surgeons to help other surgeons across the country and world optimally manage the complex problem of bunions. Revision Surgery of the Foot & Ankle ebook
  • Sherman TI, Koury K, Orapin J, Schon LC. Lateral Transfer of the Flexor Digitorum Longus for Peroneal Tendinopathy. Foot Ankle Int. [Epub ahead of print]. 2019. PMID: 31203651
  • Sherman TI, Schon L. “Chapter 17: Getting it Right the Second Time: Pearls and Principles for Revision Surgery of the Foot and Ankle. Revision of the Failed Bunion Surgery” AAOS Instructional Course Lectures, Volume 68. 2019.
  • Kern, MJ, Sherman TI, Murray RS, Postma WF. Incidence of Nerve Injury after Hip Arthroscopy. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. 26(21): 773-778. 2018. PMID: 30180092
  • Sherman TI, Guyton GP. Minimal Incision/Minimally Invasive Medializing Displacement Calcaneal Osteotomy Foot and Ankle Int. 39(1): 119-128. 2018. PMID: 29239222
  • Sherman TI, Letzelter J, Ryan JM, Shechtel J, Postma W. Large Synovial Chondroma of the Infrapatellar Fat Pad: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Progress in Orthopaedic Science.2(3): 23-29. 2016. doi: 10.5455/pos.20160903124629
  • Churchill R, Sherman TI, Carpiniello M, Postma W. “The Approach to Proximal Fifth Metatarsal Fractures in Athletes.” Clinical Research on Foot & Ankle. 4:181. doi:10.4172/2329-910X. 1000181
  • Sherman TI, Kern M, Marcel J, Butler A, McGuigan FX. “First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthroscopy for Osteochondral Lesions.” Arthroscopy Techniques. 5(3): e513-e518. 2016. PMID: 27656371.
  • Sherman TI, Golshani K, Emmerich K, Cai L, Gu W, Kessler M. “Is Disability and Pain Related to Lateral Epicondylitis Affected by Conservative Treatment?” Progress in Orthopedic Science. 1(1): 1-8. doi: 10.5455/pos.20150601113733
  • Sherman TI, Casscells N., Rabe J., McGuigan F. “Ankle Arthroscopy for Ankle Fractures.” Arthroscopy Techniques. 4(1):e75-e79. 2015. PMID: 25973379
  • Sherman TI, Ferguson J, Davis W, Russo M, Argintar E, “Does the Use of Ultrasound Affect Contamination of Musculoskeletal Injections Sites?” Clin Orthop Relat Res. 473(1): 351-7. 2015. PMID: 25163689.
  • Sherman TI, Ferguson J, Davis W, Russo M, Argintar E, “Reply to the letter to the editor: Does the Use of Ultrasound Affect Contamination of Musculoskeletal Injections Sites?” Clin Orthop Relat Res. 473(1): 391-2. 2015. PMID: 25352260
  • Sherman TI, Marcel J, Postma, W. “Management of a Large Acetabular Chondrolabral Injury in a Young Patient with Femoroacetabular Impingement.” Arthroscopy Techniques. 3(6):e703-7. 2014. PMID: 25685678.
  • Harlin SL, Harlin RD, Sherman TI, Rozsas CM, Shafqat MS, Meyers W. “Using a structured, computer-administered questionnaire for evaluating health-related quality of life in patients with chronic lower extremity wounds.” Ostomy Wound Manage.15;55(9):30-9. 2009. PMID: 19797801.
  • Wang C., Sherman TI, Styer AM, Leung TC, Robishaw JD, and Mirshahi T. “Characterization of a Zebrafish Ortholog of Kir6 Channel Subunits.” Biophys J. 90:107A-108A. 2006.
  • Ankle arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that provides a complete view of the inside of the ankle joint. Your orthopedic surgeon will use small incisions to insert a fiberoptic video camera and specialized arthroscopic instruments into the joint of the ankle. Sterile fluid is…

  • Lateral ankle ligament reconstruction is a surgery to tighten and firm up one or more ankle ligaments on the outside of your ankle. Ankle ligament reconstruction is most often done as an outpatient surgery, which allow you to go home the same day.

    The ankle is a hinge joint that allows…

  • A bunion is a painful boney bulge on the outside base of the big toe. Bunions are a very common foot condition.  A bunion is a deformity within the joint of the big toe. This misalignment in the joint causes the toe to drift inward toward the second toe and sometimes can even cause the…

  • Cartilage Restoration Procedures Articular cartilage is the soft tissue that covers the ends of bones where they meet other bones and form a joint. Healthy cartilage makes movement of the joints smoother and reduces friction. Damage to cartilage can occur from wear and tear over time, as a…

  • Bones are ridged but when an outside force is applied, they can bend or break. While splinting or casting is enough for many fractures, severe breaks may require fracture surgery.

    Fracture surgery is dependent on the force of trauma and how the bone breaks. In some cases, it can take…

  • Your bones, muscles, and joints – along with their supporting structures such as tendons, ligaments, nerves, and cartilage – make up the musculoskeletal system. Maintaining a healthy system along with individualized musculoskeletal care can prevent and alleviate injuries to help reduce pain and…

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