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Jodi Sherman, MD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Medical Director of Sustainability, Center for Sustainable Healthcare; Director, Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability, Yale Center on Climate Change and Health; Director of Sustainability, Anesthesiology; Affiliated Faculty, Climate Change and Health

Contact Information

Jodi Sherman, MD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Anesthesiology

    333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT 06520

    United States



Jodi Sherman, MD, is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology of the Yale School of Medicine, Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Environmental Health Sciences, and founding director of the Yale Program on Healthcare Environmental Sustainability in the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health. Dr. Sherman also serves as the Medical Director of Sustainability for Yale-New Haven Health System. Dr. Sherman is an internationally recognized researcher in the emerging field of sustainability in clinical care. Her research interest is in life cycle assessment (LCA) of environmental emissions, human health impacts, and economic impacts of drugs, devices, clinical care pathways, and health systems. Her work seeks to establish sustainability metrics, paired with health outcomes and costs, to help guide clinical decision-making, professional behaviors, and organizational management toward more ecologically sustainable practices to improve the quality, safety and value of clinical care and to protect public health. Dr. Sherman routinely collaborates with environmental engineers, epidemiologists, toxicologists, health economists, health administrators, health professionals, and sustainability professionals. Dr. Sherman is a member of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change and was contributing analyst for the UK National Health Service Net Zero Initiative, and serves on the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative for Decarbonization of the U.S. Health Sector. She is Co-Director of the Lancet Planetary Health Commission on Sustainable Healthcare.

Education & Training

  • Resident
    Stanford University (2009)
  • Fellow, T-32 Research
    University California, San Francisco (2006)
  • Intern
    Columbia University (2003)
  • MD
    SUNY Downstate College of Medicine (2002)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology (2010)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Certificate of Outstanding Recognition for SustainabilityOffice of Sustainability2015
Environmental and public health impacts of anesthesia alternativesAnesthesia Patient Safety Foundation2015

Professional Service

American Society of AnesthesiologistsCommittee on Environmental Health (formerly the Environmental Task Force)2022 - Present
American Society of AnesthesiologistsOccupational Health Committee2019 - Present
American Society of AnesthesiologistsCommittee on Equipment & Facilities2017 - Present
Yale-New Haven HospitalChair, Perioperative Sustainability Team2011 - Present
Yale New Haven Health Center for Sustainable HealthcareExecutive level health system and also individual hospital sustainability teams.2010 - Present

Departments & Organizations