Dr. Phillip A. Hertzman MD, FACP, FAAFP, FAVLS
Dr. Phillip Hertzman is a vein expert. He is a vein specialist certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic disease. He also a Board Certified Family Physician practicing in Los Alamos, Santa Fe, and Northern New Mexico for 44 years. He is a graduate of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Venous and Lymphatic Disease, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is also a member of the American College of Rheumatology and the American Venous Forum.
He has served as a faculty member and lecturer, and has presented numerous scientific papers related to venous disease at many national and international medical meetings. Recent research projects include new treatments for venous disease and of venous ulcers. He has published an article on the treatment of patients with venous ulcers in the international journal Phlebology. He is currently a Principal Investigator in an FDA phase 3 study of treatment of varicose veins.
Dr. Hertzman is a member of the American College of Phlebology Committee on International Affairs, Work Group on Internet/Enduring Materials, and Committee on Preceptorships. He is a National Preceptor for the American College of Phlebology. He is a regular faculty member at the annual scientific meetings of the American College of Phlebology. He has been an item writer for the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic disease Board Certification Examination. He has volunteered and participated in medical humanitarian projects treating patients with severe venous insufficiency in Honduras and Mexico.
Dr. Hertzman was one of the physicians who first recognized and reported the Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome (EMS) linked to the use of L-tryptophan. Since 1989 he has been involved in the clinical investigation of this syndrome. He has coordinated a number of national and international conferences and projects related to the investigation of EMS, the dissemination of information regarding EMS, and the comparison of EMS to the Spanish Toxic Oil Syndrome.
Dr. Hertzman has published several book chapters and numerous articles on topics including venous disease, hypertension, exercise stress testing, and the Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome in well-known peer-reviewed medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA, Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, American Family Physician, The Journal of Hypertension, Phlebology, and Journal of Rheumatology. He also reviews manuscripts for several prominent medical journals.
Between 1999 and 2003 he was the Medical Director of the Los Alamos – Sarov Medical Partnership supported by the American International Health Alliance and USAID. As part of this recently concluded project he has developed models for delivery of care for asthma, hypertension, women’s wellness, and diabetes in Sarov, Russia.