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Herschel Scher, MD

Herschel Scher, MBChB, FAAP

Contact Information

Hollywood Office

3341 Johnson Street
Hollywood, Florida 33021
Phone: 954-265-6333
Fax: 954-961-7027

Boca Raton Office

900 Glades Road
Suite 501
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone 561-367-4220
Fax 561-392-6076



Dr. Herschel Scher is a board-certified pediatric pulmonologist. He is a native of South Africa who graduated from the University of Capetown Medical School. He had an internship at Kimberley Hospital before serving as a medical officer in the South African Defense Force. He was a senior house officer in obstetrics and gynecology and pediatrics at Groote Schuur Hospital Observatory, where he later held a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric allergy as a joint appointment with Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital.

In London, Dr. Scher was a senior registrar in dermatology/special pediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children. He then moved to the States to pursue fellowships in pediatric allergy and pulmonology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and a residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center (Schneider Children's Hospital) in New York.

Dr. Scher is a former faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma, where he taught pediatric pulmonology and allergy medicine. He is also a former director of the Pediatric Asthma and Allergy Service at Children's Hospital of Oklahoma.

Dr. Scher's research interests include clinical pharmacology of drugs used in respiratory medicine, and respiratory infections in cystic fibrosis patients. He is a 1993 recipient of the Allergy Society of South Africa/Glaxo Traveling Scholarship.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Scher is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, including the sub-board of pediatric pulmonology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Chest Physicians. He is also a fellow of the College of Physicians (College of Medicine of South Africa).


Scher H, Berman D, Weinberg EG, Schinkel M, Peper B, Chalton DO, Potter PC. Serum granulocyte proteins in childhood asthma: Relation to disease activity and therapy. Clinical and Experimental Allergy 1996;26:1131-1141.

Scher H, Bishop WP, McCray PB, Jr. Ursodeoxycholic acid therapy for cholestatic liver disease in infants with cystic fibrosis. Ann Pharmacother 1997;31:1003-5.

Scher H, Aguayo SM, Miller YM, Johnson KJ, Miller JE, McCray PB, Jr. Urinary Bombesin-like peptide levels in infants and children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia and cystic fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology 1998; 26:326-331.

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