BIO / Background


Dr. David Sherer (born July 29, 1957 in Washington D.C.) is an American physician, author and inventor. He is the lead author of Dr. David Sherer’s Hospital Survival Guide: 100+ Ways to Make Your Hospital Stay Safe and Comfortable.[1]

2011: Voted top 10 Anesthesiologist in Metro D.C. Area by

2011: Consumer Checkbook – Voted among the best Anesthesiologists in Metro D.C. Area

2010: Leading Physicians of the World

From 2004 to 2006, Dr. Sherer served as the Physician Director of Risk Management for a major national managed care health plan. Currently, Dr. Sherer practices anesthesiology in the suburbs of Washington D.C. He earned a BA in Music from Emory University in 1979, graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1984 and completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1989.

He became board certified by The American Board of Anesthesiology in 1991. He has held two U.S. patents (5298021, 6053310) in the fields of critical care medicine and telecommunications. His patent #5298021 consolidates critical care monitoring, drug delivery systems and real-time recording during Advanced Cardiac Life Support (or “code”).

Dr. David Sherer’s Hospital Survival Guide: 100+ Ways to Make Your Hospital Stay Safe and Comfortable is co-written by Maryann Karinch, author of ten other published works.[2] Dr. Sherer’s book has been featured in numerous syndicated publications, including The New York Times.[3], The Wall Street Journal (June 20, 2005), Detroit Free Press (March 5, 2004), Southern Medical Journal (June 1, 2004), Modern Healthcare (September 2, 2003), Medical Device Daily (February, 2004), US News and World Report, AARP Bulletin (June 25, 2010) and Bottom Line Health.

He has appeared as a guest on numerous radio and television venues, including WTOP radio (Washington, DC), WJLA television (Washington, DC) and Media Tracks radio interviews (nationally syndicated). He is a tireless advocate for hospitalized patients, and believes that individual responsibility, and not government intervention, is the key to improving the general health and well being of all Americans.