Sherwood Gorbach

Sherwood Leslie Gorbach (born 1934) is an Emeritus Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine.[1] He was editor-in-chief of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases from 2000 to 2016.[2]


He graduated from Brandeis University in 1955,[3] and completed his MD at Tufts University School of Medicine in 1962.[4]

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (ATCC 53103) is a strain of Lactobacillus rhamnosus that was isolated in 1983 from the intestinal tract of a healthy human being; filed for a patent on 17 April 1985, by Gorbach and Barry Goldin,[5] the 'GG' derives from the first letters of their surnames.[6]


He was awarded the Alexander Fleming Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Infectious Diseases Society of America in 2007.[7]


  1. ^ "Sherwood Leslie Gorbach, MD". Tufts University School of Medicine. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  2. ^ "PAST EDITORS". Clinical Infectious Diseases. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Repairing the World, Pioneering New Drug". Brandeis Magazine. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Physician honored for pioneering work in infectious disease". Tufts Journal. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  5. ^ US 4839281 
  6. ^ Silva M, Jacobus NV, Deneke C, Gorbach SL (August 1987). "Antimicrobial substance from a human Lactobacillus strain". Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 31 (8): 1231–3. doi:10.1128/aac.31.8.1231. PMC 174909. PMID 3307619.
  7. ^ "Alexander Fleming Award Winners". Infectious Diseases Society of America. Retrieved 15 May 2018.