About Janet Sherman, PhD

Dr. Sherman received her Ph.D. from Cornell University and did her clinical postdoctoral training at Johns Hopkins University Medical School and research fellowship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has been a psychologist at MGH since 1989 and has served as director of Neuropsychology at MGH since 1991. Her clinical expertise is in the fields of adult neuropsychology, with specific interests in aphasia, dementing disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and Frontotemporal dementia, and cerebellar disorders. Dr. Sherman is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School in the department of neurology.

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Medical Education

  • PhD, Cornell University
  • Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital***
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye and Ear***

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Cognitive and affective functioning in children and adults with cerebellar disorders

Cognitive and language impairments in individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's disease

Cognitive effects of proton beam radiation on adults with low grade glioma

Cognitive functioning in neurologic disorders


  • Schmahmann JD, Sherman JC. The cerebellar cognitive affective syndrome. Clinical features of a newly defined entity, Brain, 1998; 121: 561-579.

    Sherman, JC. Normal and LD development of academic skills. In Wolf LE, Schreiber H and Wasserstein J. Adult Learning Disorders: Contemporary Issues. Psychology Press, Taylor and Francis, 2008: 3-24.

    Sherman, JC, Henderson CR, Flynn, S, Gair, JW, Lust B. Language decline characterizes amnestic MCI (aMCI) independent of cognitive decline. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, Click Here, 2021.

    Pulsifer MB, Grieco JA, Burstein SM, Parsons MW, Gardner MM, Sherman JC. The development and implementation of teneneuropsychology in an academic lifespan neuropsychology center: Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Experimental and Clinical Neuropsychology, 2021 Aug 13;1-12.

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