Dr. Sherman is a native of New York City. He went to medical school at Washington University and did his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Pittsburgh. Following his Gastroenterology training at UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Sherman did a third-tier fellowship in therapeutic ERCP and Sphincter of Oddi manometry at Indiana University Medical Center. He then served as the Director of Pancreaticobiliary Endoscopy at UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Sherman returned to Indiana University Medical Center in October, 1992, and was made Director of the ERCP service in July, 1995. Currently, he is Professor of Medicine and Radiology at Indiana University Medical Center. He is a recognized authority on the application of ERCP to diseases of the pancreas and biliary tree lecturing nationally and internationally. Dr. Sherman is at the forefront of endoscopic research in the pancreaticobiliary tree and is widely published in this area. He is on the Editorial Board of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the leading journal in his field.
Dr. Watkins graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1981. His postgraduate training, including a GI Fellowship, was obtained at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Following his fellowship, he served as an Instructor in Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois. He later served as an Associate Professor of Medicine (CHS), University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, where he was Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy and ERCP. He is certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, and is a member of the American Gastrointestinal Association, American College of Physicians and the American College of Gastroenterology. He is active in the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and is a past member of the National Informatics Committee. He joined the Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology at the Indiana University Medical Center in 2000, and is currently the Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Indiana University. His research interests include Diagnostic and Therapeutic ERCP and Sphincter of Oddi Manometry.
Lois Bucksot, RN, BSN
ERCP Nurse Coordinator Gastroenterology/Hepatology
Lois Bucksot is a graduate of Indiana University School of Nursing. She joined the staff of Indiana University Hospital upon graduation in 1975, working as a staff nurse on a gastroenterology medical unit. She joined the Division of Gastroenterology in 1981, working as a research nurse and as a general endoscopy nurse. Ms. Bucksot is the ERCP Nurse Manager having spent the past eight years working with the ERCP team to develop the ERCP Program at Indiana University Medical Center. The unit performs more than 2000 ERCPs annually, which has allowed Ms. Bucksot to gain vast experience in assisting with therapeutic ERCP including Sphincter of Oddi manometry. Additionally, she has worked with device manufacturers in designing and evaluating instrumentation for ERCP.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology