Student Spotlight

Uday Patel, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Graduate studies: Master of Science in Medical Physiology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Clubs and Activities: I am a Peer Mentor and member of the RVU Rotary Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I primarily chose RVU because of how close it is to my family and the friends that I grew...
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Faculty Spotlight

Brooks Beal, DO

Assistant Professor of Primary Care

  • Hometown: Dublin, CA
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Touro University Nevada.

What class/classes do you teach? I teach both years of Primary Care Medicine. Why did you choose to teach...
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Profile

Dwight Hertz, MD

Professor of Pathology
Department of Specialty Medicine

dhertz@rvu.edu • (720) 875-2835
RVUCOM-CO Campus • FC-06


Dr. Hertz is originally from Bismarck, North Dakota. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy at North Dakota State University and his Medical Doctor degree at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. He completed his Residency at the University of South Dakota Programs in Pathology. He’s Board certified in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology with additional qualifications and certification in Cytopathology from the Ameri­can Board of Pathology.

Dr. Hertz previously worked as a Staff Pathologist and Course Coordinator at the University of South Dakota School of Medi­cine. He also served as the Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Director at Q&R Clinic/Medcenter One Health Systems in North Dakota. Most recently, he served as a Professor of Pathology and Course Director at the American University of the Caribbean, St. Maarten, Netherland Antilles.

Dr. Hertz says he came to RVUCOM to continue to do what he loves – to teach and be part of medical education. “I hope to con­tinue to improve my teaching style in an integrated curriculum,” says Dr. Hertz. “I’d also like to develop new methods with current technology.”