Katherine Sherif, MD
Professor and Vice Chair, Academic Affairs, Department of Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University
Director, Jefferson Women's Primary Care
About The Expert
Dr. Katherine Sherif is professor and vice chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel College, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is also director of Jefferson Women's Primary Care. Before that she was an associate professor of medicine and director of the Center for Women's Health at Drexel University College of Medicine. Specializing in women's health, her interests include hypertension, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome and the role of omega-3 fatty acids in health and disease.
In 2000, she established the country's first academic program for polycystic ovary syndrome. Dr. Sherif served on the writing committee for the 2010 American Heart Association "Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women" and coauthored the 2007 American College of Physicians' "Screening Mammography for Women 40-49 Years of Age: A Clinical Guideline." In 2008, she published a textbook of women's health titled Women's Health in Clinical Practice: A Handbook for Primary Care. She also wrote a clinical handbook on hormone replacement therapy.