CURRICULUM VITAE – William Herrera, M.D.
OFFICE ADDRESS: 1190 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
OFFICE PHONE: (808) 932-4230
OFFICE FAX: (808) 935-7742
DATE OF BIRTH: July 16, 1957
PLACE OF BIRTH: Decatur, Illinois, USA
CITIZENSHIP: United States of America
PERSONAL: Married to Maryruth since 1985. Raised 4 children. Lived in Illinois, Massachusetts, Califonia, and Colorado in the past. Hawaii resident since 2010.
CURRENT (2013) BRIEF BIO:
Dr. Herrera is a board-certified neurologist who has been employed in private practice of adult neurology in Hilo, Hawaii since 2010, under the auspices of Hilo Medical Center. Born and raised in Illinois, Dr. Herrera graduated from University of Chicago’s medical school in 1982, served as an intern in Massachusetts at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and did neurology residency followed by fellowship at the University of California, San Diego and the University of Colorado in Denver.
During the period between his neurology residency and private practice, Bill worked extensively as a research fellow in multiple sclerosis and rehabilitation at the University of Colorado, including a stint as clinical research director for the Rocky Mountain MS Center from 1988 through 1990. Since then, Dr. Herrera worked continuously as an adult clinical neurologist in private practice in several cities of Colorado’s Front Range area before he moved his practice to Hilo, Hawai’i, in 2010.
When not in his office or at the Medical Center in Hilo, Bill lives with Maryruth and two dogs just north of Hilo. They are “empty nesters,” with four children in their twenties, three of whom live on the mainland. Bill currently enjoys paddle boarding, scuba diving, web (not water) surfing, and tropical gardening.
POST SECONDARY EDUCATION AND DEGREES:
POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND PRACTICE:
1982 M.D. University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois
1978 B.A. Biochemistry Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois Phi Beta Kappa
10/2010-present Neurologist—clinical practice Hilo Neurology Clinic (HHSC) 346 Waianuenue Avenue Hilo, HI 96720
8/2000-9/2010 Neurologist—clinical practice Colorado Springs Neurological Associates Colorado Springs, Colorado
8/1990-7/2000 Neurologist—clinical practice Pueblo, Colorado
11/1988-7/1990 Director, Neurological Services and Clinical Research Rocky Mountain MS Center, Englewood, Colorado
7/1986-10/1988 Instructor in Neurology Fellow, Neurorehabilitation Rocky Mountain MS Center University of Colorado Denver, Colorado
1/1985-6/1986 Resident in Neurology University of Colorado Denver, Colorado
7/1983-12/1984 Resident in Neurology University of California at San Diego La Jolla, California
7/1982-6/1983 Intern in Medicine Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston, Massachusetts
CERTIFICATION AND LICENSE:
1988 Board Certification in Neurology American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Certificate #30150
2010 Hawaii License #15647
1983 Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
1983 DEA registration #AH2284254
American Academy of Neurology
Hawaii Neurological Association
EMG/NCV and EEG
HOSPITAL STAFF APPOINTMENTS:
2010-present Hilo Medical Center Hilo, Hawaii
2000-2010 Penrose-St. Francis Medical Center and Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colorado
1990-2000 Parkview Medical Center St. Mary Corwin Medical Center Pueblo, Colorado
1988-1990 Combined Medical Staff (Neurology division), Swedish Medical Center Englewood, Colorado
1987-1988 University Hospital, Denver, Colorado Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
1986-1987 University Hospital, Denver, Colorado Neurology
1986-1990 Rose Medical Center, Denver, Colorado Neurology
205-present Occasional teaching of family medicine residents on rotation, Hilo, Hawaii
1991-1999 Training of family practice residents in clinical neurosciences, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, Pueblo, Colorado
1988-1990 Training of rehabilitation fellow in Neurology, Rocky Mountain MS Center
1985-1987 Numerous conferences and lectures for medical students and residents, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
1982 Assistant, Clinical Pathophysiology course University of Chicago
1995-1996 Clinical Investigator, phase II VML 251 trial of frovatriptan
1986-2002 Veterans Administration studies of team care of MS, Cyclosporine trial in multiple sclerosis, Swallowing disorders in multiple sclerosis, Balance disorders in multiple sclerosis, Pemoline for fatigue in multiple sclerosis, and various epidemiologic clinical case studies
1981 Flow cytofluorometry of B lymphocytes University of Chicago
1977 Porphyrin metabolism National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Maryland
1989 Swedish Medical Foundation, "A study of Cylert (pemoline) for fatigue in multiple sclerosis."
1987 National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, "An evaluation of swallowing disorders in multiple sclerosis," Distinguished Fellowship Award.
Herrera, Balizet, Harbets, and Brown: Occurrence of a TTP-like syndrome in two women receiving beta interferon therapy for relapsing multiple sclerosis (abstract). Neurology 52:6(suppl 2), 1999.
Herrera, WG: Evaluation of balance disorders in multiple sclerosis. In Dizziness and Balance Disorders (Arenberg IK, ed.), New York: Kugler Publications, 1994, pp. 615-622.
Herrera, W, Jones, M, & Ferstenberg L: A controlled study of pemoline for fatigue in multiple sclerosis.Neurology 42(Suppl 3), p. 208, 1992.
Herrera, WG: Vestibular and other balance disorders in multiple sclerosis: differential diagnosis of disequilibrium and topognostic localization. In Neurologic Clinics (Arenberg IK & Smith DB, eds.) May 1990.
Herrera, Zeligman, & Jones, et al: Dysphagia in multiple sclerosis: clinical and radiographic correlations. Journal of Neurological Rehabilitation 4(1), pp. 1-8, 1990.
Herrera, Pautler, and Cobble: Swallowing disorders in multiple sclerosis. Am Acad Phy Med Rehab, October 1987.
Lamon, Frykolm, Herrera, and Tschudy: Danazol administration to females with menses-associated exacerbations of acute intermittent porphyria. J Clin Endo Metabol 48(1), 1979.
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