Mr. Sher completed his secondary schooling in Sydney and went on to complete a Bachelors of Applied Science, Medical Radiation Sciences – Diagnostic Radiography at the University of Sydney, with majors in MRI, CT, and ultrasound. He worked as a diagnostic radiographer for a total of 7 years at various institutions in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, and Tasmania.
Mr. Sher developed an interest in neurosurgery and chose to study medicine at one of Australia’s distinguished medical schools, University of Tasmania, offering 2.5 years of dissection anatomy training. Mr. Sher was awarded a Bachelor of Medical Science, Bachelor of Medicine, and Bachelor of Surgery with Honours. Mr. Sher was also awarded the Dean’s Roll of Excellence for the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Mr. Sher undertook his clinical studies and junior medical doctor training at the Hobart Clinical School and Royal Hobart Hospital. Mr. Sher’s sought out and undertook training in a number of medical and surgical subspecialties including vascular surgery, general surgery, head and neck surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, intensive care unit, internal medicine, and radiology.
Mr. Sher then undertook focused training in neurosurgery as a neurosurgical registrar before being admitted into the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Surgical Education Training program in Neurosurgery in 2013. Mr. Sher undertook his neurosurgical and spinal surgery training at highly respected institutions including Royal North Shore Hospital (Sydney), Royal Hobart Hospital, Monash Health (Monash hospital, Monash Children’s Hospital, Casey Hospital), and the Austin Hospital. He received extensive training in all aspects of brain, spine, and peripheral nerve surgery including tumour, trauma, aneurysm, hydrocephalus, and degenerative disease. Mr. Sher subsequently went on to successfully complete his neurosurgery fellowship exams on the first attempt in 2019.
During this time, Mr. Sher also undertook higher studies at Monash University. His PhD is titled “Targeted regenerative therapies and clinical studies aimed at improving outcomes in microdiscectomy”. For his study, “Histological, Radiological, Immunohistochemical and Birefringence Investigation of the Mechanisms of Action of Mesenchymal Progenitor Stem Cells (MPCs) in the Early Repair of Degenerative Disc Disease Using the Ovine Annulotomy Injury Model”, Mr. Sher was awarded the prestigious Best Basic Science Paper Award, at the North American Spine Society (NASS) conference in Orlando Florida, USA. This achievement was further recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in their journal.
Mr. Sher has undertaken further subspecialty fellowship in complex spinal surgery through a combined orthopaedic and neurosurgical (Australian Orthopaedic Association and Neurosurgical Society of Australasia) program at the Austin Hospital.
Mr. Sher is actively engaged in continuing professional development (CPD) through the RACS CPD program. Mr. Sher also regularly visits and trains with local and international surgical leaders to learn and promote excellence in micro neurosurgery and spine surgery.
Mr. Sher is passionate about teaching and engages in regular clinical and anatomy teaching to junior medical doctors, registrars, fellows, allied health, and nursing staff at the Austin and Northern Hospitals. He is regularly invited to teach at local and interstate meetings. He presents his research at highly competitive major international conferences.
For a more comprehensive list of Mr Sher’s training and research contributions, please see the relevant links.