Matthew L. Sherman, M.D.« Back

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Matthew L. Sherman, M.D. is Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Deciphera Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Sherman brings over 25 years of experience as a physician-scientist in clinical drug development in oncology and hematology at leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. From 2006 to 2018, Dr. Sherman served as Chief Medical Officer of Acceleron Pharma, Inc., where he led medical research, clinical operations, biostatistics, data management, clinical pharmacology, medical writing, outsourcing and pharmacovigilance. Before joining Acceleron, Dr. Sherman was Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Synta Pharmaceuticals (now Madrigal Pharmaceuticals). Prior to Synta, Dr. Sherman spent over a decade at Wyeth-Ayerst Research/Genetics Institute, where he led the successful submission, positive Oncologic Drug Advisory Committee recommendation, and FDA approval for the first antibody immune-drug conjugate for acute myeloid leukemia. He has published 260 original papers, book chapters, reviews and abstracts, and is listed as an inventor on 13 patents. He currently serves as a director of Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Pulmatrix, and NewLink Genetics. He also serves on the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth Board of Advisors and Alumni Council. Dr. Sherman received a S.B. in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his internal medicine residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and fellowship in Medical Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Sherman is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology and has held various academic and teaching positions at Harvard Medical School with corresponding clinical appointments at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.