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Dr. Hertzog's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Hertzog "Dr. H. Dieter Hertzog, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who joined Hertzog Eye Care in 2014 following 13 years of medical, surgical, and ophthalmologic training. He is a 4th generation ophthalmologist and a 5th generation medical doctor and has logged over 3000 eye surgeries, injections, and lasers during his career. Dr. Hertzog earned his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Harvard University in 2005. While at Harvard, he played Division-1A intercollegiate rugby – the highest level of college rugby in the United States. He was a member of the 2003 National Champion runner-up team that advanced unbeaten through the 64-team Division-1A playoffs, losing only to Air Force Academy in the national championship game. He started on the 1st team for two years and was named co-MVP as a senior. He earned his M.D. from Loma Linda School of Medicine. He finished ranked 1st out of a class of 169 students and was awarded the President's Award as the top academic student in his graduating class. He is also a member of Alpha Omega Alpha – the national honor society for medical students. Dieter went on to complete an ophthalmology residency at the prestigious Doheny Eye Institute/USC Eye Institute, a program consistently ranked in the top 10 in the United States. A large portion of his training was spent at Los Angeles County Hospital where he logged over 1500 eye surgeries and lasers in one of the busiest hospitals in the U.S. During this time, he became well-versed in cataract surgery, trauma, and the treatment of a multitude of eye conditions including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Hertzog subsequently completed a fellowship in oculoplastic surgery at Doheny Eye Center of UCLA, another ophthalmology program ranked among the top 5 in the U.S. He is well-versed in blepharoplasty and ptosis repair for drooping eyelids, as well as the removal of eyelid lesions and cancers with subsequent lid reconstruction. Dr. Hertzog also remains dedicated to education and research. He continues to teach cataract surgery, staffing the residents at USC in both routine and complex cataract cases. Between college and medical school he spent a year performing research, authoring and co-authoring several peer-reviewed publications. This included research examining genetic predispositions to macular degeneration and publications pertaining to keratoconus, glaucoma, and clear-corneal incisions in cataract surgery . He considers his greatest accomplishment to be his wife, Laura, and his 4 children. He looks forward to serving the vision needs of the Long Beach and surrounding communities as a member of the Hertzog Eye Care team."
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Blocked Tear Duct
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Ectropion of Eyelid
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Visual Field Defects
Cataract Removal Surgery
Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
Excision of Chalazion
Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
Repair of Eye Laceration
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Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med
Medical School | Graduated 2010
Scripps Mercy Med Ctr
Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
Usc/Doheny Eye Inst
Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
Doheny Eye Inst
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016
UCLA & Affil Hosps
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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