Joe Sherman MD

Joe Sherman MD


I am passionate about helping physicians and other medical providers rediscover the joy of practicing medicine. I am a consultant and coach to individuals, medical groups, and organizations in the areas of burnout mitigation, leadership development, career discernment, and provider well-being.

Client and Coaching Focus:

My ideal clients are healthcare organizations invested in the well-being, retention, and career development of their providers as well as individual physicians who are seeking more professional satisfaction. I specialize in helping medical providers bring more of “who they are into what they do”.

Background and Experience:

In 2009, after spending 4 years living abroad with my family, I returned to the U.S. and took a position as a pediatrician at an academic health center. I soon found the institutional, educational, and patient care demands placed upon me to be overwhelming. This eventually led to burnout and a temporary departure from clinical medicine.

After a year of reflection, discernment, and support from family and friends, I was able to more clearly identify the reason why I went into medicine in the first place – to be in relationship with others through compassionate service. From that starting point, I was able to identify my core values and integrate them into my future career decision-making.

I am now a consultant and coach to individuals and healthcare organizations in the areas of burnout mitigation, leadership, and provider well-being. I am a trained retreat facilitator with the Center for Courage & Renewal, a Certified Professional Development Coach with the Physician Coaching Institute, and member of the International Coaching Federation.

Education and Credentials:

I am a board-certified general pediatrician with over 30 years clinical practice experience in a variety of settings both in the U.S. and abroad. I have served in leadership roles in private practice, community-based clinics, and academic medicine and am currently Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington.

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