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Joshua B. Herz , MD

Cornea & Refractive Surgery Specialist
Department of Ophthalmology
NorthShore Eye & Vision Center

Contact Information

 224.251.2020
 847.657.1890 Fax
mailto:jherz@northshore.org

Education

  • Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts in Biology (Business Minor), State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY. 
  • Medical School: Doctor of Medicine, The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL.
  • Internship: Transitional, University of Illinois – Ravenswood Hospital, Chicago, IL.
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Nassau University Medical Center/S.U.N.Y at Stony Brook (Chairman/Program Director: Dr. Marcelle Morcos), East Meadow, NY. 
  • Fellowship: Cornea & Refractive Surgery, Louisiana State University (Preceptors: Drs. Herbert Kaufman, Michael Insler, Bruce Baron), New Orleans, LA.

Board Certification

  • American Board of Ophthalmology Certified - 2004 to Present
  • License to practice medicine and surgery in Illinois - 2006 to Present
  • License to practice medicine and surgery in New York - 2004-2006
  • License to practice medicine and surgery in Louisiana - 2003-2004
  • License to practice medicine and surgery in Illinois - 1999-2000

Research and Academic Interests

  • Sub-Investigator - Cornea Preservation Time Study, National Eye Institute (2012- present)
  • Principal Investigator- Adenoviral Conjunctivitis Drug Trial, NovaBay Pharmaceuticals (2012-2014)
  • Principal Investigator – Adenovirus Drug Trial, Alcon Pharmaceuticals (2009-2010)
  • Co-Investigator – Phase 11b Dry Eye Drug Trial (2008-2010)
  • Basic Science Research – Northwestern University/Children’s Memorial Hospital, Department of Dermatology, Preceptor:  Dr. Amy Paller (1998-1999)
  • Clinical Research – Department of Dermatology, Preceptor:  Dr. Darryl Bronson (1998)

Career Summary

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL (2009-Present)
  • Assistant Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston, IL (2006-2009)
  • Assistant Professor of Cornea & Refractive Surgery, Nassau University Medical Center, Long Island, NY (2004-2006)
  • Co-Residency Program Director, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL (2009-2010)
  • Co-Residency Program Director, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston, IL (2006-2009)

Honors and Awards

Certifications

  • Performed over 2,000 refractive procedures
  • Certification by Ziemer – LDV femtosecond laser
  • Certification by Alcon – LADAR Vision Excvimer Laser, ReSTOR presbyopic IOL
  • Certification by VISX-s4 (Custom View Hyperopia, Myopia, Mixed Astigmatism)
  • Certification by AMO – Amadeus Microkeratome
  • Skilled in Nidek Excimer Laser
  • Skilled in Hansatome Microkeratome

Other Opthalmic Experiences

  • Alcon ReSTOR Course (August 2005)
  • World Cornea Congress V
  • Wills Ophthalmology Annual Review Course
  • LancasterCourse in Ophthalmology
  • Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Course in Ophthalmic Pathology
  • American Academyof Ophthalmology Annual Meetings
  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Annual Meetings

Professional Memberships/Affiliations/Activities

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • New York State Ophthalmological Society
  • Love Island Ophthalmological Society
  • Suffolk County Ophthalmological Society
  • Nassau County Ophthalmological Society
  • Suffolk County Academy of Medicine
  • American Medical Association

Scholarly Work

Publications:

  1. Peponis V.Rosenberg P. Reddy SV, Herz JB, Kaufman HE.  The use of the Fugo Blade in corneal surgery; a preliminary animal study, Cornea,. 25(2):206-8,2006.
  2. Peponis V. Herz JB, Kaufman HE.  The role of corticosteroids in fungal keratitis: a different view. British Journal of Ophthalmology. 88(9):1227,2004.
  3. Silverberg NB. Herz J. Wagner A. Paller AS. Erythema dyschromicum perstans in prepubertal children. Pediatric Dermatology. 20(5):398-403, 2003.

Invited Lectures/Teaching/Volunteer Experience:

  1. Conjunctival Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Annual Residents Meeting, New York Eye&Ear Infirmary (New York, NY) - June 2002.
  2. Supervision of residents in OR/Clinic, Nassau University Medical Center (East Meadow, NY) - 2005-2006.
  3. 33rd Family Practice Update, Louisiana State University - April 2004.
  4. Complimentary Eye Exams at Nassau Coliseum, New York Juvenile Diabetes Association.
  5. Organized blood drive for the Chicago Medical School, American Medical Association -April 1996.

Publications

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