Student Spotlight

Emilie Mathura, OMS I

Class of 2023

  • Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology
  • Clubs and Activities: Student Government Association, OB/GYN Club, American Medical Women's Association, and Medical Students for Choice.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? The Urban Underserved Track and the sabbatical program which will allow me to complete my Master of Public Health...
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Faculty Spotlight

Cathy Ruff, MS, PA-C

Program Director and Chair of Physician Assistant Studies
Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

  • Hometown: Dearborn, Michigan
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular Biology
  • Graduate Studies: Master of Science degree in Cellular/Molecular Biology. Physician Assistant Training at the University of Colorado Health Science Center.

What class/classes do you teach? I teach professionalism topics, Physical Exam, and small group skills. Why did you choose...
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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.”