Dr. Sherak began his career working with special needs children and community mental health. He received his undergraduate degree from New York University and medical degree from the State University of New York, Health Sciences Center, Brooklyn New York. Dr. Sherak completed his training in Adult Psychiatry at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn and completed a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at The Neuropsychiatric Institute of the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Sherak has lectured nationally and internationally on topics ranging from the standard of care in prescribing psychoactive medication for children to the role of fitness for duty assessments in preventing workplace violence. He is Board Certified in Adult, Child and Adolescent and Forensic Psychiatry and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Sherak is a peer advisor and consultant on quality of care for the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership, the agency managing the Medicaid Mental Healthcare benefits for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is the former Medical Director of Whitney Academy, a residential treatment program for cognitively impaired, developmentally disabled adolescents and young adult males with severe behavioral problems and sexual misconduct. He is a consultant to the May Institute for Neurorehabilitation and Education, a nationally recognized site for the treatment of childern and adoescents with acquired brain injury. Dr. Sherak also serves on the Advisory Board to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston on matters of priestly misconduct. Dr. Sherak has published scientific articles on childhood depression, fitness for duty assessment protocols, sexually acting out behaviors and psychopharmacology.