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Sherman Alter, MD, Division Chief

Alter Sherman
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Dr. Alter is chief, division of infectious disease 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.

ratings and reviews

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If it wasn't for them he'd be gone. So I would take any child there. Thank you.

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I was impressed how Dr. Alter gave us such prompt attention first by calling me personally, and then secondly by scheduling an appointment within a matter of a couple of days. He was very courteous and the he took us seriously, and I really appreciated that. Thank you.

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He's very nice, and he explains everything. He's he's going to do or he'll tell you what you need to do. He's very nice and polite every time we've been there Dr. Alter is a good doctor. Thank you.

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My son and I love Dr. Alter and staff since I saw the other doctors that we seen. We've always been, they've always treated us with the greatest respect, they always get in even when I'm having hard time getting him in for his shots especially in the last 5 years.

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