Bio of Dr. Joshua Herzog

A retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army backed by nearly two decades of experience in combat medical operations, Dr. Joshua Herzog is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in conditions of the spine and sports medicine. He graduated summa cum laude from Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, Calif. and received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. He completed his internship and residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Fort Lewis, WA, along with a spine fellowship at Harvard in Boston, MA. He holds faculty appointments at Baylor University, Texas Tech University, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Services. Most recently, Dr. Joshua Herzog was Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas.

Dr. Joshua Herzog is a member of several professional associations, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, Army Flight Surgeons Association, and Special Operations Medicine Association. His research has been featured in numerous spine and orthopedic medical journals.

Dr. Joshua Herzog has served three combat tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and earned the Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Flight Surgeon Badge and Pathfinder Badge. He plays soccer and is an active cyclist and runner, having completed 14 triathlons.

Dr. Joshua Herzog's photo

Education and Training

Education

Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, 09/01/1992-06/01/1996 Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, CA

  • Summa Cum Laude, Academic Deans List 92-96
    California Teaching Credential, 09/01/1996-06/01/1997
    Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Academic Deans List
    Doctorate of Medicine, 08/25/1997-05/19/2001
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
  • Top One-third of Graduating Class

Postdoctoral Training

General Surgery Internship, 07/01/2001-06/30/2002
Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, WA
Orthopedic Surgery Residency, 07/01/2002-06/30/2006
Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, WA
Spine Fellowship, 08/01/2011-07/31/2012
Harvard Combined Fellowship Program, Boston, MA
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Board Certification 7/14/2008
Subspecialty Certification Sports Medicine 11/05/2009

Faculty Appointments

Baylor University

  • Assistant Professor for the Doctor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, 2014-Present Texas Tech University Health Sciences
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, 2012-Present Uniformed Services University of the Health Services
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, 2011-Present Graduate School Academy of Health Sciences, 2006-2011
  • Adjunct Faculty, 2007-2011 Harvard Medical School
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, 2011-2013

Work & Military Experience

Work Experience

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, 8/1/12-present

  • Chief Orthopedic Spine Service
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Chair
  • Co-director Orthopedic PA Fellowship
  • Spine Consultant to the Surgeon General US Army
  • Clinical and Research Fellow at Harvard Orthopedic Spine Surgery, 8/1/11-7/31/12 Orthopedic Surgeon, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, KY, 7/1/2006-7/31/11
  • Chair Orthopedic Physician Assistance Training Program
  • Department Process Improvement Manager
  • Director of Hospital CME Battalion Surgeon, 5th Special Forces Group 4/6/2009-12/01/2011
  • Principle advisor for health and welfare to the Battalion Commander
  • Primary care physician for all active duty soldiers in the battalion.
  • Responsible for the credentials, oversight of practice and sustainment training for 34 Special Forces Medical Sergeants.

Orthopedic Resident, Madigan Army Medical Center, 7/2001-6/2006
Junior High School Science Teacher, Santa Ana, CA, 9/1996-6/1997
Research Assistant, Long Beach, CA , 6/1996-9/1996
Laboratory Assistant, Vanguard University Costa Mesa, CA 9/1993-6/1996

Military Experience

Level II Army Combatives, 2011
Deployed in Support of Operation New Dawn, 2010
Army Flight Surgeon Course, 2010
Army Pathfinder School, 2010
Level I Army Combatives, 2010
Captain Career Course, 2009
Deployed in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2009
Airborne School, Fort Benning 2008
Deployed in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2007
Emergency War Surgery Course 2007
Air Assault School, Fort Campbell 2007
Combat War Extremity Course 2006
Chemical and Biological Warfare Course 2002
Combat Casualty Care Course “Bushmaster” 2000
Joint Field Exercise “Kerkesner” 1998

Committee Service

WBAMC Credentialing Committee (14-Present)
ECMS Committee (14-Present)
Surgical Services Line Committee (14-Present)
Middle Managers Course WBAMC Medical Director (12-Present)
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Member (12-present)
M&M Chair Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (08-09)
Resident Counsel Orthopedic Representative (03-06)
Madigan Soccer Club (01-06)
USU Graduation committee (00-01)

Military Medical Student Association (97-00)
- Vice President 99-01
- Publications Editor for the Journal 98-99
Christian Medical and Dental Society (97-01)
- President 98-99
Students for Aids Education “SFAE” (97-99)
- President 98-99
USU Soccer Club (97-01)
Member of USU Academic Council; Physiology academic rep (97-98)

Professional Associations

North American Spine Society, 2012-Present
Army Flight Surgeons Association, 2010-Present
Special Operations Medicine Association, 2009-Present
Tennessee Orthopedic Society, 2008-2011
Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons, 2005-Present
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 01-Present
Orthopedic Trauma Association, 06-Present

Tennessee Medical Association, 06-11
Christian Medical and Dental Society (CMDS), 97-Present
American Medical Association (AMA), 97-01
Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS), 99-01
Students for Aids Education (SFAE), 97-99
Military Medical Student Association (MMSA), 97-01
National Medical Veterans Society (NMVS), 99-01

Awards and Honors

The Order of Miltary Medical Merit 2015
WBAMC Researcher of the year 2014-2015
WBAMC Apple Educator Award 2013-2014
Preceptor of the Year, Blanchfield Hospital 2008-2009
Enneking Course: Unknown Tumors Case Presentation First Place (2004)
USUHS Delegate to the MSS-AMA Meeting (A-99, I-99, A-00)
Student Representative on USUHS Faculty Selection Committee (1996)
Debate Team “Speaker of The Year” (1993-1994)
Science Division “Outstanding Laboratory Assistant” (93-94)
Research:
Publications
Coronal Spinal Balance in Adult Spine Deformity Patients with Long Spinal Fusions: A Minimum 2-5 Year Follow-up Study.
Ploumis A, Simpson AK, Cha TD, Herzog JP, Wood KB.
J Spinal Disord Tech. 2013 Sep 27. PMID: 24077418
Patient-Based and Surgical Characteristics Associated with the Acute Development of Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism Following Spine Surgery.
Schoenfeld AJ, Herzog JP, Dunn JC, Bader JO, Belmont PJ Jr.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Jun 17. PMID: 23778367
Does sacrifice of the C2 root benefit C1-2 arthrodesis?
Herzog JP, Groff MW. World Neurosurg. 2012 Dec;78(6):598-600. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2012.01.022. Epub 2012 Jan 17. PMID: 22381215
Analysis of the mechanical properties of locking plates with and without screw hole inserts. Eichinger JK, Herzog JP, Arrington ED.
Orthopedics. 2011 Jan 3;34(1):19. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20101123-13.
PMID: 21210620
Abstracts, Poster Presentations and Exhibits
A comparison of hemodynamics in the iliac artery between a flat and hyperextended position for anterior lumbar interbody fusion
-Harvard Combined Spine Fellowship
-Poster Presentation at IMAST, 2012
-Poster Presentation at AO Spine Fellows Forum, 2012
Biomechanical Comparison of a Novel C1 Posterior
U-Construct with four other Technique in A C1–C2 Fixation Model
-Harvard Combined Spine Fellowship
-Oral Presentation at Globus Fellows Conference.
Orthopedic Injuries Sustained by Special Operations Soldiers
-5th Special Forces Group
-Presented at SOMA, 2009
Success of Non-Operative Management for Flexor Tenosynovitis
-Madigan Army Medical Center
-Presented at SOMOS, 2008
A Field Expedient Wound Vacuum System
-Madigan Army Medical Center
-Oral Presentation at Washington Chapter American College of Surgeons 2006
-Oral Presentation at Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons 2005

A Retrospective Review of Injuries Sustained During Operation Iraq Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom Requiring Medical Evacuation
-Madigan Army Medical Center
-Poster Presentation at the Western Orthopedic Association 2006
-Oral Presentation at Washington Chapter American College of Surgeons 2006
-Oral Presentation at Society of Military Orthopedics Surgeons 2005
Accuracy of Radiographic Determination of the Posterior Femoral Wall in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
-Madigan Army Medical Center
-Oral Presentation at Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons 2007
-Poster Presentation at the Western Orthopedic Association 2006
-Oral Presentation at Madigan Research Day April 2006
-Oral Presentation at Madigan Research Day May 2005
-Poster Presentation at Madigan Research Day May 2003
Thigh Compartment Syndrome: A Case Report and Literature Review
-Madigan Army Medical Center
-Oral Presentation at Madigan Research Day May 2003
Post-Operative Shoulder Pain: A Prospective Randomized Trial Comparing the Pain Control Infusion Pump to the Pre-Induction Intersclalene Block
-Madigan Army Medical Center
-Poster Presentation at Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons 2007
-Oral Presentation at the Western Orthopedic Association 2006
-Oral Presentation at Madigan Research Day, May 2004
-Poster Presentation at Madigan Research Day, May 2003
Detection of thyroid tumor cell markers with the use of Histochemistry
-Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 3/01-5/01
Validity of the “Athens’s Score” as a numeric indicator for CAD
-Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, 6/96-6/97
-Presented at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Grand Rounds and the American Heart Association Student Research Conference. Aug 2000
Mutagenicity of HCB-1 a common hair dye using the Ames Assay
-Vanguard University, 9/95-6/96
-Presented at “The Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference” 1996
Book Chapters
Surgical Anatomy and Techniques to the Spine: Expert Consult – 2e by Daniel H. Kim MD FACS, Alexander R. Vaccaro MD PhD FACS, Curtis A. Dickman MD and Dosang Cho MD PhD (Aug 30, 2013)
Community Activities:
Medical Director Cosmos International Cup
Bone Docs Dream Arena Soccer Leauge
Montgomery County Soccer Coach (09-2011)
Grace Community, Operation Serve (08-2011)
Hilldale Hoops, Youth Basketball Coach (07-2011)
Hilldale Baptist “Handyman Team” (07-09)
Hilldale Baptist Sunday School Teacher (07-09)
McClean Bible Church “Handyman Team” (99-01)
“Break Away Club” a outreach to children with special needs (99-01)

Personal Interests

Church, Soccer, Home Improvement, Endurance Sports

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