Laurence Sher

Lawrence D. Sher, M.D. (Medical Director)

FAAP, FAAAAI, FACAAI, CPI (ACRP)

Dr. Lawrence D. Sher received his medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1983. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of California Los Angeles in 1987 and his fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the University of California Los Angeles.

Dr. Sher is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He holds fellowships with the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Since opening the doors to Peninsula Research Associates in 1999, Dr. Sher has served as the principal investigator for over 200 clinical research trials focusing on conditions such as allergic rhinitis, asthma, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, hypertension, otitis media, pneumonia and sinusitis. The results of many of these trials have contributed to new medications and devices being placed on the market for the general public.

In addition to his successful clinical research center, Dr. Sher also continues to work as a physician at Palos Verdes Medical Group, a multi-specialty practice and urgent care center encompassing pediatrics, AD/HD, internal medicine and adult and pediatric asthma, allergy and immunology. Dr. Sher has been practicing in Rolling Hills Estates for the past twenty-five years.

Dr. Sher stays involved in the community by participating in programs such as the Los Angeles County School Nurses Association and the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, where he currently holds the title of Medical Chair for the South Bay region. Dr. Sher has also been appointed to serve on several national committees for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology including the Specific IgE Task Force, the Immunotherapy and Allergy Diagnostics Committee and the Rhinitis and Sinusitis Committee.

Dr. Sher has been published extensively in numerous medical journals, including The Pediatric Infections Disease Journal, Clinical Infectious Disease Journal, Clinical Therapeutics, Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and Medical Crossfire. He is the author of works such as “Diagnosing Allergic Diseases: Why Knowing the History is as Important as the Test”, which was recently published in Contemporary Pediatrics and co-author of “Community-based treatment of acute uncomplicated bacterial rhinosinusitis with gatifloxacin”, “Safety and Efficacy of Gatifloxacin Therapy for Children with Recurrent Acute Otitis Media (AOM) and/or AOM Treatment Failure” and “Pearls and pitfalls of allergy diagnostic testing: report from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology/American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Specific IgE Test Task Force.”