Dooley Honored with Distinguished Service Award from Sherman College

Distinguished Service Award

Brian Dooley, D.C., A.C.P., of Greenville, SC, recently received the Distinguished Service Award from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC, in appreciation of his contributions, time and commitment to growing the chiropractic profession. The Distinguished Service Award is given to a Sherman graduate who has distinguished himself for service to their community, the profession and/or Sherman College.


Dr. Dooley is a 2005 summa cum laude graduate of Sherman College of Chiropractic. Upon graduation, he earned the Service Distinction Award, the B.J. Palmer Philosophy Distinction Award, and the Milton W. Garfunkel Award. He has served Sherman College as a lead instructor in chiropractic philosophy, patient education, media communications, case history, and terminology. He currently serves the college as dean of clinics.


Dr. Dooley is a graduate of the first class of the Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers (ACP) in 2007 and now serves as an instructor for the course, presenting nationally and internationally. He has also presented modules at the Diplomate of Chiropractic Philosophical Standards and at numerous chiropractic events in the United States and internationally. He has written many chiropractic articles and presented research to his colleagues.


He is a member of the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations, where he serves as treasurer on the board of directors. Dr. Dooley says he is most proud of the fact that in 2021 he watched his daughter, Sara, then a ninth quarter student at Sherman College, give her first adjustment in the same building he made his first adjustment in 2003. Dr. Dooley and his wife of 27 years, Dawn, live in Greenville, SC, with their son, Jackson. Their adult daughter, Sara, is currently an intern at the Sherman College Chiropractic Health Center.


Sherman College honored alumni, chiropractors, and supporters during its 49th Lyceum, a homecoming and continuing education event attended by hundreds of chiropractors and students throughout the U.S. and internationally. Lyceum is held each year and involves three days of seminars, special events and other programs. More than 650 people attended this year’s event, held April 28-30.

Sherman College of Chiropractic provides students with a comprehensive chiropractic education, preparing them to enter the field as doctors of chiropractic who are highly skilled, compassionate, ethical and successful. On its 80-acre campus in South Carolina, Sherman offers a first professional degree program unique in its approach to health care and known globally for the skill and art of chiropractic delivered by graduates. For more information, visit or call 800-849-8771.


For more information, please contact:

Karen Rhodes

Senior Director of Marketing and Communications

Sherman College of Chiropractic

Phone: 800-849-8771, ext. 242