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Brian Herts, MD

Brian Herts, MD
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Department Diagnostic Radiology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
  • Imaging-Guided Biopsies
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Ultrasonography
  • Urologic Oncology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Radiology
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Cysts, Simple
  • Kidney Stones
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stone Disease
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About Brian Herts, MD

Brian R. Herts, MD, was born in New York City. He has been on staff at Cleveland Clinic for more than 25 years. Currently the medical director of CT (computed tomography) Imaging Services for the Imaging Institute, he served as the Section Head of Abdominal Imaging in the Imaging Institute for 13 years. He holds a joint appointment with the Glickman Urological Institute and the Taussig Cancer Institute. He is a Professor of Radiology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case.

Dr. Herts is board-certified in diagnostic radiology with varied clinical interests including diagnosis of diseases of the genitourinary and gastrointestinal tracts. Special interests include diagnosis of kidney tumors and 3-dimensional imaging for surgical planning in transplantation and kidney cancer.

A frequent lecturer at national medical meetings, Dr. Herts has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific papers and seven book chapters.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - New York University Medical Center
Diagnostic Radiology
New York, NY USA

Internship - Lankenau Hospital
Internal Medicine
Wynnewood, PA USA

Medical Education - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - Brown University
Providence, RI USA


  • Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology

Specialty Interests

abdominal imaging, Diagnosis of Disorders of the Genitourinary and Gastrointestinal Tracts, helical and 3d CT

Awards & Honors

  • Named "Top doctors" by Cleveland Magazine, 2015, 2016, 2017

    Named one of the region's "Top Doctors" by Northern Ohio Live Magazine, June 2007 and July 2008 (Castle-Connolly, ltd, peer nomination).

Innovations & Patents

  • Dr. Herts pioneered the use of volume-rendered imaging techniques for 3-dimensional CT surgical planning of partial nephrectomy with Dr. Andrew Novick, former Chair of the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute.
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/3/2023, Dr. Herts has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Herts receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Grail Bio

Fiduciary Role. Dr. Herts serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:

  • AI Metrics 

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

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