David N. Herrmann, M.B.B.Ch.

David N. Herrmann, M.B.B.Ch.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 673
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-2559
Fax: (585) 273-1255

Professional Bio

Dr. Herrmann is Unit Chief of the Neuromuscular Unit & Director of the Peripheral Neuropathy Clinics and Cutaneous Innervation Laboratory at the University of Rochester. Clinically his interests are in the diagnosis and care of patients with various types of peripheral neuropathy. He has a particular interest in inherited neuropathies (Charcot Marie Tooth neuropathy and related disorders). Dr. Herrmann additionally established one of the first cutaneous innervation laboratories in the USA at University of Rochester in 2000, for diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy.

Research Bio

Dr. Herrmann's current research interests include inherited neuropathies and he is Principal Investigator in Rochester for the NIH sponsored Inherited Neuropathy Consortium Rare Disease Clinical Research Center. Dr. Herrmann focuses on new gene identification for inherited neuropathies, development of novel neuropathy outcome measures and biomarkers and experimental therapeutics.

Awards & Honors (National)

Who's Who in America 2010
Best Doctors in America 2007 - Present

Awards & Honors (Local)

Jack Baynash Prize in Medicine | The University of the Witwatersrand Medical School 1988
JH Hofmeyer Scholarship | The University of Witwatersrand Medical School 1986
JH Hofmeyer Scholarship | The Universtiy of the Witwatersrand Medical School 1985
University Entrance Scholarship | The University of the Witwatersrand Medical School 1984
Standard Bank Scholarship | The University of the Witwatersrand Medical School 1984

Patents

Non-Invasive in-vivo Imaging of Mechanoreceptors in Human Skin Using Confocal Microscopy (Vivascope 1500, Lucid, Inc.)

United States Serial NO.: 11/878,638
Filed Date: July 25, 2007
Title: Non-Invasive in-vivo Imaging of Mechanoreceptors in Human Skin Using Confocal Microscopy
Invented by: David Herrmann, Jay Eastman, Christi Alessi-Fox, Neil Boger
Non-Invasive in-vivo Imaging of Mechanoreceptors in Human Skin Using Confocal Microscopy (Vivascope 1500, Lucid, Inc.)

United States Serial NO.: DE07813405.3
Filed Date: July 26, 2007
Title: Non-Invasive in-vivo Imaging of Mechanoreceptors in Human Skin Using Confocal Microscopy (Vivascope 1500, Lucid, Inc.)
Invented by: David Herrmann, Jay Eastman, Christi Alessi-Fox, Neil Boger
Non-Invasive in-vivo Imaging of Mechanoreceptors in Human Skin Using Confocal Microscopy (Vivascope 1500, Lucid, Inc.)

United States Serial NO.: CH07813405.3
Filed Date: July 26, 2007
Title: Non-Invasive in-vivo Imaging of Mechanoreceptors in Human Skin Using Confocal Microscopy (Vivascope 1500, Lucid, Inc.)
Invented by: David Herrmann, Jay Eastman, Christi Alessi-Fox, Neil Boger
Non-Invasive in-vivo Imaging of Mechanoreceptors in Human Skin Using Confocal Microscopy (Vivascope 1500, Lucid, Inc.)

United States Serial NO.: GB07813405.3
Filed Date: July 26, 2007
Title: Non-Invasive in-vivo Imaging of Mechanoreceptors in Human Skin Using Confocal Microscopy (Vivascope 1500, Lucid, Inc.)
Invented by: David Herrmann, Jay Eastman, Christi Alessi-Fox, Neil Boger
The CMT-Health Index (CMT-HI)

United States Serial NO.: 1-3280623002
Filed Date: April 7, 2016
Title: The CMT-Health Index (CMT-HI)
Invented by: Chad Heatwole, David Herrmann, Nicholas Johnson

Recent Journal Articles

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2016 Sep
Thakur S, Dworkin RH, Freeman R, Gorson KC, Herrmann DN. "Pain in acquired inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathies." Pain. 2016 Sep; 157(9):1887-94.
2016 Aug 16
Panosyan FB, Mountain JM, Reilly MM, Shy ME, Herrmann DN. "Rydel-Seiffer fork revisited: Beyond a simple case of black and white." Neurology. 2016 Aug 16; 87(7):738-40. Epub 2016 Jul 13.
2016 Jul 22
Gewandter JS, Burke L, Cavaletti G, Dworkin RH, Gibbons C, Gover TD, Herrmann DN, McArthur Mb JC, McDermott MP, Rappaport BA, Reeve BB, Russell JW, Smith AG, Smith SM, Turk DC, Vinik AI, Freeman R. "Content validity of symptom-based measures for diabetic, chemotherapy, and HIV peripheral neuropathy." Muscle & nerve. 2016 Jul 22; Epub 2016 Jul 22.
2016 Jun 1
Cornett KM, Menezes MP, Bray P, Halaki M, Shy RR, Yum SW, Estilow T, Moroni I, Foscan M, Pagliano E, Pareyson D, LaurĂ¡ M, Bhandari T, Muntoni F, Reilly MM, Finkel RS, Sowden J, Eichinger KJ, Herrmann DN, Shy ME, Burns J, . "Phenotypic Variability of Childhood Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease." JAMA neurology. 2016 Jun 1; 73(6):645-51.
2015 Nov
Rossor AM, Oates EC, Salter HK, Liu Y, Murphy SM, Schule R, Gonzales MA, Scoto M, Phadke R, Sewry CA, Houlden H, Jordanova A, Tournev I, Chamova T, Litvinenko I, Zuchner S, Herrmann DN, Blake J, Sowden JE, Acsadi G, Rodriguez ML, Menezes MP, Clarke NF, Auer Grumbach M, Bullock SL, Muntoni F, Reilly MM, North KN. "Reply: The p.Ser107Leu in BICD2 is a mutation 'hot spot' causing distal spinal muscular atrophy." Brain : a journal of neurology. 2015 Nov; 138(Pt 11):e392. Epub 2015 Jun 10.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Neurology, NMD (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD)

Specialties

Clinical Neurophysiology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Neuromuscular Medicine - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education

MB BCh | Medicine | S Africa-U Witwatersrand Med Sch1989
MD | Medicine | The University of Witwatersrand Medical School1989
Valedictorian | Hyde Park High School1983

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Electromyography/Neuromuscular Disease at University of Michigan Medical Center07/01/1998 - 06/30/1999
Residency in Neurology at University of Michigan Medical Center01/01/1995 - 01/08/1998
Residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Cleveland01/01/1993 - 12/31/1994
Internship in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Cleveland01/01/1992 - 12/31/1992