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David J. Hergan, MD, MS

About Dr. David J. Hergan

David J. Hergan, MD, MS Orthopedic Surgeon Intro


Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy Fellowship
New York University/Hospital for Joint Diseases
New York, NY, 2008-2009

Orthopedic Surgery Residency
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI, 2003-2008

International Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Elective
La Paz University Hospital
Madrid, Spain, March/April, 2008


Doctor of Medicine
The Chicago Medical School
North Chicago, IL, 2003

Master of Science - Applied Physiology
The Chicago Medical School
North Chicago, IL, 1999

Bachelor of Arts - Molecular Biology
Colgate University
Hamilton, NY, 1998


  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery- Board Certified
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Connecticut Orthopedic Society
  • Connecticut State Medical Society


Head Orthopedic Team Physician
Wesleyan University Athletics
Middletown, CT 2009-present

Orthopedic Consulting Physician
Connecticut Whale
AHL Professional Ice Hockey, Hartford, CT 2010-2012

SPORTS (cont.)

Orthopedic Team Physician
New York University Varsity Athletics,
New York, NY 2008-2009



Thut D, Hergan D, Dukas A, Day M, Sherman OH. Sternoclavicular joint reconstruction-a systematic review. Bull NYU Hosp Jt Disease 2011;69(2):128-35.

Kummer F, Hergan DJ, Thut, DC, Pahk B, Jazrawi LM. Suture loosening and its effect on Tendon fixation in knotless double-row rotator cuff repairs. Arthroscopy. 2011 Nov;27(11)

Hergan D, Thut D, Sherman O, Day MS. Meniscal Allograft Transplantation. Arthroscopy. 2011 Jan;27(1):101-12.

Hall M, Hergan D, Sherman O. Early Fracture of a Bioabsorbable Tibial Interference Screw After ACL Reconstruction with Subsequent Chondral Injury.Orthopedics. 2009 March;32(3):208.

Pennington W, Hergan D, Bartz B. Arthroscopic Coracoclavicular Ligament Reconstruction Utilizing Biologic and Suture Fixation. Arthroscopy. 2007 Jul;23(7):785. e1-7.

Raasch WG, Hergan DJ. Treatment of Stress Fractures: The Fundementals. Clin Sports Med. 2006 Jan;25(1):29-36, vii.

Rasgado-Flores H, Theobald J, Ruiz J, Bitner JB, Markowitz S, Zlatnick D, Yee PA, Yee PP, Trais L, Gohar K, Hergan D, Buechler R, Lajvardi R, Pena-Rasgado C. Cell volume sensing and regulation in skeletal muscle cells: lessons from an invertebrate. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2004;559: 263-292.

Summer J.C.,Trais L, Hergan D, Chang H, Rasgado-Flores H. Role of concentration and size of intracellular macromolecules in cell volume regulation. Am J Physiol. 1997 Aug;273(2 Pt 1):C360-70.


Hergan D, Thut D, Kummer F, Jazrawi L, Rokito A. Suture Loosening in a Double Row Rotator Cuff Repair and its Effect on Footprint Contact: A Comparison of Two Lateral Row Anchors. NYU/Hospital for Joint Diseases Research Grand Rounds, June 24, 2009.

Vetter C, Hergan D, Tyson J, Schmeling G. Arthrofibrosis of the Knee Following Lower Extremity Trauma Treated with Arthroscopic Lysis of Adhesions and Manipulation. Orthopedic Trauma Association 25th Meeting, San Diego CA, Oct. 10, 2009

Hergan D, Vetter C, Schmeling G. Arthroscopic Lysis of Adhesions with Manipulation for Arthrofibrosis in Traumatic Knee Injuries. 2008 OREF Midwest Resident Research Competition and Symposium. May 16, 2008.

RESEARCH (cont.)

Ahn N, Klug R, Hergan D, Ahn U, Andersson G, An H. 2002 Residual lower extremity pain after decompression and posterolateral fusion for lumbar spondylolisthesis is often related to bone graft harvest. North American Spine Society 17th Annual Meeting. Montreal, Canada. Oct. 28-Nov. 2.

Summer J.C.,Trais L, Lajvardi R, Hergan D, Buechler R, Chang H, Pena- Rasgado-Flores C, Rasgado-Flores H. Role of concentration and size of intracellular macromolecules in cell volume regulation. American J. of Physiology. 273:C360-C370. Annual Biophysical Conference, New Orleans, LA, March, 1997.


Text Chapter- Hergan D, Thut D, Sherman O. Management of Complications in Knee Arthroscopy. Operative Arthroscopy, 4th edition


  • Castle Connelly Top Doc in 2023 and 2024
  • Patient's Choice Award, 2011
  • Associate Master Instructor
    Hip Arthroscopy Course
    Orthopedic Learning Center, Chicago, IL
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    Honor Medical Society
    Inducted 2002
  • Chief Resident
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Elected 2007