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Sherman Alter, MD

Alter Sherman


Dr. Alter is a pediatrician in the infectious disease department at Dayton Children's and clinical professor of pediatrics at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. He is also director of continuing medical education at the hospital.

education and training

  • undergraduate: University of Dayton
  • medical school: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • internship/residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Columbus Children’s Hospital
  • fellowship: Infectious disease, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • board certification: Pediatrics and pediatric infectious disease
  • military duty: U.S. Navy

publications and presentations

awards, honors and organizations

  • Martha N. Franz Award for Teaching Excellence, Department of Pediatrics, 2008 and 2012

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

with our current patient care management strategies, the great majority of infectious diseases in children’s and adolescents can be cured or eradicated. Additionally, many of the infectious disease scourges of the past can be prevented (e.g., through immunizations).

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

because of both its past history of excellent care and future promises to continue to deliver outstanding treatment for the children and adolescents of this area.

Dayton Children's is special because...

we continue to provide and expand our abilities to provide outstanding care at a local site for the children of the greater Dayton area.

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