Richard W. Hertle

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron, USA

Richard Hertle is an investigator in the areas of nystagmus and eye movement disorders. His current titles include Director, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Professor of Ophthalmology, Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine, SUMMA Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology, Director, The Children’s Vision Center and The Laboratory of Visual and Ocular Motor Physiology, Akron Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Akron, Ohio, USA. Dr. Hertle received his Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University and his Medical Degree from Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine. He was Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine from 1992-98. Dr. Hertle worked from 1998-2001 as medical officer/investigator and senior scientist in pediatric ophthalmology, strabismus and eye movement disorders in the Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research at the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. He then was at Columbus Children’s Hospital in Ohio, where he was Professor of Ophthalmology at The Ohio State University from 2001 to 2004. Dr. Hertle came to Akron in 2010 after six years as Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Professor of Ophthalmology and Bioengineering at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He has been principal investigator on a number of NIH-funded research projects, including ongoing studies on the treatment of strabismus, nystagmus and amblyopia. Dr. Hertle has over 170 refereed publications and almost as many abstracts, editorials, reviews and invited lectures. He currently serves as a reviewer for multiple journals and has been a recipient of over a million dollars of research funding.

Biography Updated on 26 September 2011

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