Dean Hertzler, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery, Pediatric Cleft and Cranio-Facial
Primary Office
Address 1150 N 35th Avenue
Suite 520
Hollywood, FL 33021
Alternate Location
Address 1865 North Corporate Lakes Boulevard
Suite 1
Weston, FL 33326
Alternate Location
Address 9291 Glades Road
Suite 202
Boca Raton, FL 33434

About Me

Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery Program

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.

Related Medical Services


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




  • 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


  • “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

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