Jacques A. Herzog, MD

Associate Professor
Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery;
Chief, Otology/Neurotology

Patients seen at

WU Center for Hearing and Balance Disorders
226 S Woods Mill Road
Suite 58 West
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 314-453-0001
Fax: 314-453-0489

Mailing address

Washington University School of Medicine
Dept. Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
660 S. Euclid Ave. Campus Box 8115
St. Louis, MO  63110

Clinical interests

Dr. Herzog’s primary clinical focus is evaluation and management of diseases of the ear and related structures in children and adults.  He is a nationally recognized cochlear implant surgeon and has led advancements in cochlear implantation in the areas of hybrid devices with hearing preservation, treatment of early deafened adults, single sided deafness and expansion of indications.  He has been instrumental in recognizing the association of hearing loss with cognitive decline.  His work in cochlear implantation in the elderly has suggested a relationship between improved hearing and delay of progression of dementia.  He has developed unique surgical techniques for the management of superior semicircular canal dehiscence that has resulted in consistent outcomes with reduced risk. Dr. Herzog has extensive experience in management of acoustic neuroma.  He has a balanced approach utilizing surgery, stereotactic radiation and observation when considering treatment of these tumors.  Dr. Herzog was one of the early advocates of small fenestra techniques for management of otosclerosis.  He has a particular interest in the treatment of chronic otitis media and cholesteatoma in adults and children.  Dr. Herzog has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on topics related to otology and neurotology.  He serves on the advisory boards of Cochlear and Grace medical, as well as a consultant with Medtronic and Stryker/Leibinger.  Dr Herzog did his Otolaryngology training at Baylor College of Medicine and completed his fellowship in Neurotology and Skull Base surgery training at University of Zurich with Professor Ugo Fisch in 1986.

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  • MD, University of Missouri, Kansas City (1980)
  • Residency in Otolaryngology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas, (1985)
  • Fellowship in Otology/Neurotology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (1986)

Licensure and board certification

  • Otolaryngology – Certified
  • Neurotology – Certified


  • University Scholar, University of Missouri, 1976
  • Student Research Award, UM_Kansas City School of Medicine, 1979-1980
  • Best Doctors in America, 1994-2017

Selected publications

  1. Early Outcomes With a Slim, Modiolar Cochlear Implant Electrode Array. McJunkin JL, Durakovic N, Herzog J, Buchman CA. Otol Neurotol. 2018 Jan;39(1):e28-e33. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000001652.PMID:29227449

  2. Cochlear implantation in patients with otosclerosis of the otic capsule. Burmeister J, Rathgeb S, Herzog J. Am J Otolaryngol. 2017 Sep – Oct;38(5):556-559. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2017.05.011. Epub 2017 May 19. PMID:28549773

  3. United States multicenter clinical trial of the cochlear nucleus hybrid implant system.  Roland JT Jr, Gantz BJ, Waltzman SB, Parkinson AJ; Multicenter Clinical Trial Group. Laryngoscope. 2016 Jan;126(1):175-81. doi: 10.1002/lary.25451. Epub 2015 Jul 7

  4. Herzog, Bailey, and Meyer: “Vascular Loops of the Internal Auditory Canal: A Diagnostic Dilemma” American Journal of Otology, 18:26-31, 1997
  5. Herzog, Smith, Kletzker, and Maxwell: “The Management of Labyrinthine Fistulae Secondary to Cholesteatoma” American Journal of Otology, 17: 410-415, 1996.
  6. Herzog, Bucholz, and Hoffman: “The Transigmoid, Transtentorial, Retrolabyrnthine Approach to the Brainstem” Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, 103: 130-131, 1991.
  7. Herzog: “0.4mm Stapedotomy – A consistent Technique for Otosclerosis” American Journal of Otology, 12: 16-19, 1991.
  8. Boehmer, Herzog, and Dillier: “Endoneural Fluid Pressure in the Facial Nerve of Guinea Pigs and Rabbits” Journal of Otolaryngology, 11: 164-168, 1990.