Born: Sept. 1, 1966, outside Bikaner, India.
Education: Medical degree from University of Alberta
Personal: Partner Sharon MacLean. Sherman has children from a previous marriage.
Political Background: Elected to legislature in 2008 for the Progressive Conservatives and named junior health minister. Crossed the floor in 2010 after criticizing government health policy. Joined Liberals and was elected party leader in fall 2011.
Before Politics: Emergency room doctor and air ambulance physician.
Quote: "The big issue here is trust. Who do you trust to govern in the next election."