Dean A Hertzler, MD

Hertzler Dean A
Specialties
Pediatric Neurosurgery, Pediatric Cleft and Cranio-Facial
Gender
Male

Primary Office
1150 N 35th Avenue
Ste 205A
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone
954-265-3500
Fax:
954-985-4230
Alternate Location
1865 N Corporate Lakes Blvd.
Suite 1
Weston, FL 33326
Phone
954-265-3500
Fax:
954-985-4230
Alternate Location
900 Glades Road
Suite 501
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone
954-265-3500
Fax:
954-985-4230

Meet the Physician

A graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Dean Hertzler completed his internship in surgery and residency in neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati. He completed his fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, one of the largest fellowship programs in pediatric neurosurgery in the United States. He performed more than 1,000 pediatric neurosurgical procedures annually. Prior to medical school and his neurosurgical residency, Dr. Hertzler was a research, laboratory and teaching assistant at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, where he received numerous academic scholarships and awards.

Research

Awards and honors
  • AANS/NREF Post-Residency Clinical Fellowship, Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Utah
  • Ellen and Stewart B. Dunsker, MD, Award for Clinical Research, University of Cincinnati
  • Dean’s Council Scholarship, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • USA Group Scholarship
  • Slemenda Scholar, Eldoret, Kenya
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement in Biology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Most Outstanding Undergraduate Male Student, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • William L. Garrett Most Outstanding Student in Activities Award, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Charles O. McGaughey Leadership Award, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Dean’s Scholarship, School of Science, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Richard O. McCracken Scholarship, Department of Biology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • First Place, Undergraduate Research Symposium, School of Science
  • School of Science Scholar’s List
Recent publications
  • “Diffusion Tensor Imaging Findings in Young Children with Benign External Hydrocephalus Differ from the Normal Population,” Childs Nervous System, December 2011
  • “A Correlated Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Cytopathology Study in Experimental Neonatal Hydrocephalus,” Cerebrospinal Fluid Research, November 2010
  • “Tethered Cord Syndrome: A Review of the Literature from Embryology to Adult Presentation,” Neurosurgical Focus, July 2010
  • “Resolution of Syringomyelia in Pediatric Chiari I after Operative Intervention,” Poster Presentation/Abstract, CNS, October 2010
  • “Limited Access Craniosynostosis Surgery Without Using Cranial Orthotics,” Pediatric Section Meeting, December 2009
  • “Correlated Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Iocomotor Behavior in an Animal Model of Neonatal Obstructive Hydrocephalus,” Pediatric Section Meeting, December 2009
  • “DTI Findings in Children with Benign External Hydrocephalus,” Pediatric Section Meeting, December 2009
    “Establishment of Normative Pediatric DTI Database and Its Application in Hydrocophalus Study,” Hydrocephalus 2009, September 2009
  • “Plagiocephaly and Functional Neurosurgery: The Fallacy of Symmetry,” American Association of Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery,” June 2008
Presentations
  • “Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Pediatric Hydrocephalus,” Oral Presentation, Ohio State Neurosurgical Society Meeting, October 2010
  • “Limited Access Craniosynostosis Surgery Without Using Cranial Orthotics,” Oral Presentation, Pediatric Section Meeting, December 2009
  • “Correlated Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Locomotor Behavior in an Animal Model of Neonatal Obstructive Hydrocephalus,” Poster, Pediatric Section Meeting, December 2009
  • “DTI Findings in Children with Benign External Hydrocephalus,” Oral Presentation, Pediatric Section Meeting, December 2009
  • “Establishment of Normative Pediatric DTI Database and its Application in Hydrocephalus Study,” Oral Presentation, Hydrocephalus, September 2009
  • “Plagiocephaly and Functional Neurosurgery: The Fallacy of Symmetry,” Oral Presentation, American Association of Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery, June 2008

Education

Education
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine, 2005
Residencies
  • University Of Cincinnati, 2011, Neurosurgery
Fellowships
  • University Of Utah/Primary Children's Med Ctr, 2012, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Certifications
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery-Neurological Surgery

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