Producer / Medical Adviser
Dr. Herman, a practicing OB/GYN, became involved in Hereditary Cancer Syndromes and BRCA gene testing back in 2006 when -- while delivering babies full time-- a patient’s mother approached him with questions after having been tested positive BRCA2. He realized that there was a tremendous lack of focus on this serious issue, and decided to dedicate himself to raising awareness of the hereditary nature of a multitude of cancers, with a special focus on breast, ovarian, uterine, and colon cancers.
Since then, Dr. Herman has developed, refined and implemented strategies for testing appropriate patients in the clinical office setting. Through more than 600 lectures, meetings and media appearances, Dr. Herman has taught both the science and the practical application to physicians and their ancillary personnel. Speaking forums have included grand rounds presentations, resident didactic lectures, community based events, as well as dinner conferences and lunch meetings. He is a frequent featured physician at women’s health day events. Dr. Herman additionally appeared on the hit show, “The Doctors” with two of his BRCA positive patients and was featured in three public service announcements showing on many TV stations across the US. The New York Mets even showed them on the big board during pitching changes.
Dr. Herman has spent the last several years mostly communicating this within the medical community. Through working on Inheritance, he hopes to widen the message. He is confident this documentary will save lives, and help families for generations. It’s a simple message… "Tell your doctor what's in your family history ... It just may save your life!"