Daniel Herz, MD, is the division head of Pediatric Urology at Connecticut Children’s. Dr. Herz is a diplomat of the American Board of Urology; he obtained board certification in 2003 and was a member of the first class of pediatric urologists to receive subspecialty board certification in Pediatric Urology in 2008, and was recertified in 2018. Dr. Herz received his medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn (Downstate Medical Center), and completed his urological surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He completed a 2 year clinical and research fellowship in Pediatric Urology at The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Herz is trained in all aspects of pediatric urological surgery, and with 22 years of experience, he has clinical expertise in the full breadth of pediatric urological surgery. Dr. Herz’s primary clinical interest is robotic-assisted advanced laparoscopic (RAAL) minimally invasive urological surgery. Dr. Herz has performed over 300 robot-assisted laparoscopic surgeries on children and has trained and proctored several pediatric surgeons and pediatric urologists during their path to becoming pediatric robot-assisted laparoscopic surgeons. Dr. Herz has focused his clinical research interests in two main areas: robotic surgery simulation to train the next generation of pediatric robotic surgeons, and quality and clinical practice improvement to achieve superior surgical outcomes for children who have urological surgery. Dr. Herz emphasizes an evidence-based approach to pediatric urological surgery.

Education

State University of New York, Brooklyn

Residency

State University of New York Health Science Center

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Fellowship

Hospital for Sick Children

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

American Board of Urology - Urology
American Board of Urology - Pediatric Urology

Visiting Associate Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

  • Herz DB, Merguerian P, McQuiston L, Danielson C, Gheen M, Brenfleck L. 5-year prospective results of dimercapto-succinic acid imaging in children with febrile urinary tract infection: proof that the top-down approach works. J Urol. 2010 Oct;184(4 Suppl):1703-9. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2010.04.050. Epub 2010 Aug 21.
  • Herz DB, Merguerian PA, McQuiston L. Continuous antibiotic prophylaxis reduces the risk of febrile UTI in children with asymptomatic antenatal hydronephrosis with either ureteral dilation, high-grade vesicoureteral reflux, or ureterovesical junction obstruction. J Pediatr Urol. 2014 Aug;10(4):650-4
  • Herz DB, DaJusta D, Ching C, McLeod, D. Segmental arterial mapping during pediatric robotassisted laparoscopic heminephrectomy: A descriptive study. J Pediatr Urol. 2016 Aug;12(4):266.e1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol. 2016.04.021. PMID: 27321559.
  • Herz DB, Fuchs M, Todd A, Mcleod D, Alpert S, Smith J. Robot-assisted laparoscopic extravesical ureteral reimplant (RALUR): A critical look at surgical outcomes. J Pediatr Urol. 2016 Jul 26. pii: S1477-5131(16)30191-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2016.05.042. PMID: 27522319
  • Herz DB, Smith J, McLeod D, Schober M, Preece J, Merguerian P. Robot-assisted laparoscopic management of duplex renal anomaly: Comparison of surgical outcomes to traditional pure laparoscopic and open surgery. J Pediatr Urol. 2015 Aug 17. pii: S1477-5131(15)00299-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpurol.2015.04.046.

Locations for this Doctor

Exterior view of 105 Newtown Road in Danbury

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Danbury

105-A Newtown Road
Danbury, CT06810
United States

Connecticut Children’s Specialty Care Center – Westport

191 Post Road West
Westport, CT06880
United States

Exterior view of Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center – Hartford

282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT06106
United States

4.8
out of 5

Provider showed concern

4.8

Provider explained things clearly

4.8

Provider included you in decisions

4.9

Provider discussed treatment options

4.9

Likelihood of recommending this provider

4.9

Most Recent Comments

February 2, 2024
Good
February 2, 2024
Dr. Hertz was very attentive and professional. Thanks again for all you do for children.
January 1, 2024
Dr. Herz was down to earth, thorough, gentle and kind. He listened to us, validated our concerns, explained things in a way that was easy to understand and can relate as a fellow parent. He was wonderful with our son who typically freaks at doctor visits. We have full confidence in Dr. Herz who cleared his schedule in order to be available for [my son's] surgery with ent and gi. He had never met us before and went out of his way to collaborate and make us feel assured.
January 1, 2024
I really appreciated how thorough Dr. Herz was in his explanations and how he did not rush through the appointment.
December 12, 2023
Dr Herz was very knowledgeable and took the time with us to explain (in simple terms) the issues. We left feeling much more comfortable with the plan of action Dr Herz recommended
December 12, 2023
Dr. Herz is fantastic in all respects!
December 12, 2023
Dr. Herz has done a great job balancing clear explanation with concern, but keeping the anxiety level low.