Dr. Hersh is a pediatric neurosurgeon at Connecticut Children’s. His clinical and research interests include neurosurgical oncology (brain tumors and spinal cord tumors), epilepsy surgery, neurotrauma, endoscopic surgery, and craniofacial surgery.


New York University School of Medicine


University of Maryland Medical Systems


Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center

  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

  • 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
  • View Dr. Hersh’s full list of publications 

Locations for this Doctor

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

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Most Recent Comments

September 9, 2023
Dr. Hersh is kind, accommodating and knowledgeable. You are very lucky to have him.
July 7, 2023
Dr Hersh is amazing would recommend to anyone
June 6, 2023
Again...Dr. Hersch has an incredible bedside manner and really was thoughtful in his delivery while allowing time for questions and for us to try to process the information.
June 6, 2023
Provider was prepared for the appointment, gave positive feedback and good information to understand the situation.
May 5, 2023