Dr. Raj Sherman – MLA for Edmonton-Meadowlark

God, we pray today for Dr. Raj Sherman as he gives leadership to the Liberal
Party here in Alberta.  May he find
opportunity to meet with the people of Edmonton – Meadowlark and hear their
heart to grow a strong community within the metropolis of Edmonton.   May he have an awareness of Your presence
giving him wisdom and discernment for the decisions he makes today.  Surround him with people who can assist him
in carrying out the vision You have given him for a strong Alberta.  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.

He currently serves as a member
of the Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund and the
Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services

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

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

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.