Dr. Raj Sherman – MLA for Edmonton-Meadowlark

Lord, we thank You that You give Dr.
Raj Sherman the ability to serve his constituents and the people of Alberta
with wisdom and knowledge that is above and beyond his own.  May he have eyes to see the good path You
have laid out for him today as he works with the standing committee on the
Alberta Heritage and Savings Trust.  Give
him strength and courage for whatever he faces today.  Amen.

Liberal Opposition Leader

Dr. Raj Sherman was elected to
his second term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Meadowlark
on April 23, 2012. In September 2011 he became Leader of the Liberal
Opposition. Previously he served as parliamentary assistant to the Minister of
Health and Wellness from March 12, 2008, to November 22, 2010.

Dr. Sherman completed his
medical studies at the University of Alberta, and after obtaining his MD from
the Faculty of Medicine, he specialized in family and emergency medicine.
During the first term of his medical career he served as a STARS flight
physician, as president of the section of emergency medicine for the Alberta
Medical Association (AMA) and as a member of the AMA Health Issues Council.

Among his many professional
accomplishments Dr. Sherman received a gold pin for his service with STARS, a
bronze medal from the Lifesaving Society Alberta and Northwest Territories, and
the Alan Drummond advocacy award from the Canadian Association of Emergency
Physicians.

Dr. Sherman is a past member of
the University of Alberta Senate and a clinical lecturer at the University of
Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine. He continues to be a keynote speaker and
panellist at national health conferences.

Active in his community, Dr.
Sherman is a director of the Society for Helping Lives in Poverty, a past
member of the McKernan housing community, and a soccer and basketball coach. He
also runs a small construction business designing and building custom-made
homes.

In July 2011 he was voted one
of the 50 most influential Albertans by Alberta Venture magazine.

He
continues practising emergency medicine on weekends in Edmonton, Alberta.