Sherrod has over 20 years of biomedical engineering experience. He started his career in General Electric Healthcare’s highly touted two-year rotational Technical Leadership Program (TLP). He received two Outstanding Performance Awards for both his hardware and software development assignments in Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging respectively. After graduating the TLP, he worked as a DICOM Connectivity Engineer for GE Healthcare’s Integrating Imaging Solutions business. Thereafter, he worked as a Senior Research Engineer, Detection Physics group, for GE Healthcare’s Computed Tomography division.
Sherrod is currently a Senior Research Engineer, Front End Research & Development at DePuy Synthes, a Johnson & Johnson company. He works with an innovative team of engineers and scientists to develop innovative technologies to enhance the surgical processes of our orthopaedic surgeon customers. Sherrod has authored or co-authored several patent applications in orthopaedics and health information technology. He holds two U.S. Patents, 8,635,082: ‘Method and system for registering a bone of a patient with a computer assisted orthopaedic surgery system’ and 8,068,648, ‘Method and system for managing inventories of orthopaedic implants’.
Sherrod has also authored or co-authored several peer reviewed orthopaedic research abstracts and posters which he presented at the Society for Biomaterials (SFB), the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA), the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). In 2014, he co-authored a research abstract with University of Denver researchers entitled, ‘Factors Influencing Total Knee Reconstruction Joint Mechanics in the Varus Knee’. This research abstract received the highest score in the 2015 ORS Knee Category and presented at both the ORS and AAOS annual meetings.
In 2012, Sherrod won first place in the Entrepreneurial Idol Competition, sponsored by U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWUSBVHl05g). He was featured in a Chicago Sun-Times article entitled, ‘Vision to ease chronic illness’: http://posttrib.chicagotribune.com/photos/galleries/index.html?story=11299638
Sherrod was also featured in an article with fellow Cornell University Alum U.S. Senator Mark Kirk in the Cornell Daily Sun newspaper entitled, ‘Sen. Mark Kirk 81’ bolsters entrepreneurship in Chicago’: http://cornellsun.com/blog/2013/08/20/sen-mark-kirk-81-bolsters-entrepreneurship-in-chicago/
Sherrod earned his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. He also earned bachelors of Science degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from Xavier University of Louisiana and Howard University (Cum Laude) respectively. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt in both the DMAIC and DMADV methodologies. Sherrod is an active member of IEEE, National Society of Black Engineers, Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, GEM Alumni Association, Orthopaedic Research Society, Society for Biomaterials and the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty.