- Board Certified Ophthalmologist
- Fellowship-trained in Cataract, Cornea and LASIK surgery
- Washingtonian’s Top Doctors 2012
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
- Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Award for women in top 10% of field
- E.M. Gullatt Scholar Award for Exceptional Academic Record
- Read Dr. Herz’s complete CV.
Natasha L. Herz, M.D. was raised in Iowa, attended Oral Roberts University, and earned a Bachelors of Science degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1997. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma in 2002 where she earned highest honors and was selected for Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Herz completed her Ophthalmology residency with the Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 2006. She was then awarded the esteemed fellowship in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery at Baylor, which she completed in 2007.
Dr. Herz received her Ophthalmology Board certification in 2007 and is on staff at several facilities including Washington Adventist Hospital. She provides a wide range of medical and surgical eye care services for patients of all ages. As a cornea specialist, she offers the latest innovations in partial-layer corneal transplant surgery which shortens visual recovery by 6-12 months. Dr. Herz is also highly experienced in “bladeless” CustomVue LASIK as well as the latest techniques in cataract surgery. These include using the “bifocal” lens implants plus astigmatism correction, which can often enable patients to become glasses free for reading and driving. She is currently accepting new patients.
Sherry Jorgensen – Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technician
Sherry Jorgensen is our clinical contact lens technician. She came to us with over 35 years experience in all aspects of the ophthalmic technician position, including retinoscopy and refraction, extraocular muscle motility, applanation tonometry, a-scan, HRT, OCT, and visual field testing.
She has worked for over a decade in the hospital research setting (University of Utah Moran Eye center, Salt Lake City, Utah, and children’s National Medical Center, DC) as well as in private practice which has given her an extensive background in the ophthalmic field.
She provides comprehensive and personalized contact lens fittings for routine, toric, monovision, pediatric, keratoconus and post-corneal transplant patients.
Sherry spends her free time pursuing her passion for photography and missions. She utilizes her refractive skills in third world countries, providing eye glasses for those who might not otherwise have an opportunity to see. Her photojournalism of theses trips has provided the exposure needed to help funding for these events.
She collaborated with a physician from Children’s Hospital six years ago to form a non-profit eye surgical and clinical mission trip to the poorest province of the Dominican Republic. Presently about 26 ophthalmologists and ancillary help are active in these trips to provide eye care to the Dominican Republic.