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David S. Hersh, MD

Attending, Pediatric Neurosurgery

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group



BA, New York University, 2003-2007, Summa Cum Laude
MD, NYU School of Medicine, 2007-2011, Alpha Omega Alpha


Neurosurgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2011-2018


Pediatric Neurosurgery, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital / St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 2018-2019

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Faculty Appointment

    Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    • Neurosurgical oncology
      • Brain tumors
      • Spinal cord tumors
    • Epilepsy surgery
    • Neurotrauma
    • Endoscopic surgery
    • Craniofacial surgery

    Selected Publications

    • Hersh DS, Harder BG, Roos A, Peng S, Heath JE, Legesse T, Kim AJ, Woodworth GF, Tran NL, Winkles JA. The TNF receptor family member Fn14 is highly expressed in recurrent glioblastoma (GBM) and in GBM patient-derived xenografts with acquired temozolomide resistance.  Neuro Oncol. 2018 Sep 3;20(10):1321-1330. PMID 29897522

    • Hersh DS, Shimony N, Groves ML, Tuite GF, Jallo GI, Liu A, Garzon-Muvdi T, Huisman TAGM, Felling RJ, Kufera JA, Ahn ES. Pediatric cerebral venous sinus thrombosis or compression in the setting of skull fractures from blunt head trauma.  J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Mar;21(3):258-269. PMID 29243974

    • Hersh DS, Iyer RR, Garzon-Muvdi R, Liu A, Jallo GI, Groves ML. Instrumented fusion for spinal deformity following laminectomy or laminoplasty for resection of pediatric intramedullary spinal cord tumors.  Neurosurg Focus.  2017 Oct;43(4):E12. PMID 28965451

    • Hersh DS, Hoover-Fong JE, Beck N, Dorafshar AH, Ahn ES. Endoscopic surgery for patients with syndromic craniosynostosis and the requirement for additional open surgery.  J Neurosurg Pediatr.  2017 Jul;20(1):91-98. PMID 28474983

    • Hersh DS, Kim AJ, Winkles JA, Eisenberg HM, Woodworth GF, Frenkel V. Emerging applications of therapeutic ultrasound in neuro-oncology: moving beyond tumor ablation.    2016 Nov;79(5):643-654. PMID 27552589

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