How to Nominate


Due to the global pandemic and the additional challenges facing all IBD professionals, the Sherman Prize nomination period has been extended two additional months. We believe recognizing excellence is more important than ever. We look forward to reviewing your nominations.

Why Nominate?

  • “I encourage fellow IBD professionals to submit nominations for the 2020 Sherman Prize so that exemplary achievement can continue to be elevated and serve as a source of inspiration to us all.”

    Dermot P.B. McGovern, MB BS, D. Phil (Oxon), FRCP (Lon)
    Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA
    2020 Selection Committee Chair
  • “The Sherman Prize is an amazing honor and there are many excellent candidates in our field, but no one can come forward if they’re not nominated.”

    William J. Sandborn, MD
    UC San Diego Health
    2019 Sherman Prize Recipient
  • “Having the Sherman Prize will help me more effectively advocate, and highlight the urgent need that our IBD patients face, particularly those who are underserved … also it allows me to direct some additional support and attention to my patients.”

    Lea Ann Chen, MD
    NYU School of Medicine & NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
    2016 Sherman Emerging Leader Prize Recipient
  • “It’s critical to highlight achievement in the field, all the hard work and dedication, because ultimately we are all in this together, improving lives of patients, finding novel therapies and hopefully cures.”

    Florian Rieder, MD
    Cleveland Clinic
    2019 Sherman Emerging Leader Prize Recipient


    Candidates can be nominated by colleagues, peers, educators, advocates – anyone who can attest to the candidate’s qualifications. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

    To nominate, follow these steps:

    1. Click the ‘Submit a Nomination’ button on the right to be taken to our online nomination application system.
    2. For First-Time Nominators, you will be asked to create a new account.
    3. For Returning Nominators, please use your existing email and password. If you cannot recall your personal login credentials, please contact us at
    4. If you are re-nominating someone from a prior year you may access your former submission(s), however, you must complete a new 2020 Nomination Form to include new updates since the last nomination. Further instructions can be found in the Nomination Form.