Dr. Seth L. Sherman is a third-generation team physician and surgeon. He is board certified and fellowship trained in Sports Medicine. Dr. Sherman is proud to serve as Orthopedic Surgeon for Stanford Cardinal Football and as the Sports Medicine fellowship director.

Dr. Sherman specializes in arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical interventions for the knee and shoulder. He has subspecialty and research interests in knee joint preservation/cartilage restoration and the patellofemoral joint. As a tertiary care provider, Dr. Sherman offers non-surgical and salvage surgical solutions for active patients with complex problems and in cases where other surgeries have failed.

Dr. Sherman completed his residency training at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and was trained by the team physicians for the NY Giants, Mets, and Knicks. During his sports medicine fellowship in Chicago , he served as assistant team physician for the Chicago Bulls and White Sox. Prior to joining the team at Stanford University in July 2019, he served as team physician for the Mizzou Tigers in the NCAA SEC conference.

Dr. Sherman is co-author on more than 100 peer reviewed articles/chapters and actively presents his research at national and international meetings. He is Chairman of the AAOS Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy committee and holds leadership positions in several other organizations (AOSSM, AANA, ISAKOS, ICRS). He is a member of the prestigious international ACL and Patellofemoral Study Groups.

He enjoys spending time with wife Sylvia and daughter Evie. He is an avid fresh and saltwater fly fisherman.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (2015)
  • Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center (2011) IL
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery (2013)
  • Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery Residency (2010) NY
  • Medical Education: Weill Cornell Medical College (2005) NY


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Practice Locations

Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-5643

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(63 reviews)

Great communicator. Very knowledgeable and caring.
I really like Dr. Sherman. He was vert attentive to my questions.
He is very personable and professional as well as an Excellent Surgeon.
He is an excellent presenter of information, he is easy to understand and allows ample time for questions and answers.
He is very supportive and extremely knowledgeable. He always makes me feel heard if there are any issues and informs me of any normal side effects. My entire experience with him and Stanford in general has been wonderful.
Dr. Sherman is always very attentive and gives the best care. He has a great sense of humor, and keeps it real. He delivers news with compassion no matter which way it goes. He pushes me to work hard and heal. I appreciate the care I have received from Dr. Sherman, and his entire team.
Great doctor and surgeon. Very knowledgeable.
Dr. Sherman and his team are top notch!
Excellent surgeon. Professional, knowledgeable, personable.
He’s fabulous!
A very nice facility, staff and doctors were caring and pleasant.
Brilliant patient care
They are a gret team ! Thank you for all you do and always in touch to follow up and take care of me . Thank you
Good Doctor
Very positive, pleasant, knowledgeable and professional.
He is very very kind and thorough i feel very safe in his care.
He was kind and thoughtful as always.
Dr Sherman has been an excellent surgeon and health partner. My experience with his entire team has exceeded my expectations.
His surgery was fantastic and repaired a complex knee problem. Great guy on top of it. Available for questions/responsive. I am grateful for him and his amazing surgical skills
He's a professional and extremely knowledgeable
Dr. Sherman is efficient and thorough.
I believe he really cares about me and my recovery. I've had surgeries with other doctors in the past but this time has been much easier and what I need to do to recover has been much clearer. He's the best, thanks!
I like him
Dr. Sherman is great!
Great facility and friendly staff
Dr. Seth Sherman is an amazing surgeon and is very caring.
Seth Sherman is a good listener and very responsive.
Jess was very attentive and helpful and so was Dr Sherman
Dr Sherman is very thorough. He answers my questions with patience. He is ahead of my possible questions by suggesting what's next.
Great visit. Very approachable and informative. Answered all my questions.
He is excellent. Great communicator. He is easy to talk to. He is easy to understand and he does what we talk about and discuss.
Dr. SHERMAN is a brilliant doctor. I am so grateful for his professionalism, care, attention, involvement, time, explanation of the problem i have - with a further plan of action.
Even to my friend who works at UCSF Medical center
Dr Sherman is kind and attentive and I trust him To make good decisions about my care.
He was excellent.
Highly recommend.
I would certainly recommend.
Thorough approach
Dr. Seth Sherman is very knowledgeable, skilled, and professional.
He was great. He answered my questions and was patient with a great "bedside" manner. I hope his surgical skills are as good as his interpersonal skills.
even though the clinic is busy, the doctors I saw were amazing and very positive. any questions I had were answered.
I do recommend my friends. They are very attentive.
Dr. Sherman answered all my questions and took time to explain the procedure.
Very pleased with the service.
Dr. Sherman is an amazing, personable, approachable and talented surgeon! I'm so thankful he did my surgery!
Totally pleased with the service.
Doctor Sherman was excellent. Professional, listened intently as I explained my injuries and symptoms to him. I am extremely grateful that he is my physician.
Dr Sherman answers all of my questions and allows me to ask all of my questions.
Totally pleased with the service staff.
Dr. Sherman is awesome he explained everything very well and included me on options.
I was totally pleased with the service.
I had some specific questions coming from physical therapy that were dismissed and the dr said everything was normal while my physical therapist was concerned about some pain. a bit of explanation on where this might be coming from would have been useful. instead, the visit felt rushed.
would have liked some processing time for the bad news about my knee, but overall was very informative
Still getting to know Dr. Sherman. So far pretty good. We've had some miscommunication but were able to get back on the same page.
Visit seemed rushed & perfunctory.
I felt that he gave me a generous amount of time to talk and discuss. He and the yonger Dr. explained my situation well to me.
Again, I cannot say enough about the incredible care that I was given. I really appreciate it. Thanks
A bit fast and not much pause for reply by patient
The dr. save me for two issues saving me another all day trip.
I was looking at the full plan and protocol by the dr. but didn't get clarity on that. Would be helpful if more explanations was given . Not very.
I usually like to know why something is a concern. (In my case, swelling.) The doctor mentioned that if swelling doesn't decrease within a few weeks, the best option is to try to drain the swelling. I trust that it's the best option, but I wasn't sure why the swelling is a concern.
Awesome. Never had a decent explanation/expected outcome of my condition before. Very professional.
Dr. Lawrence made the transition from Dr. Dragoo seamless.

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