Meet Dr. Hersch

Jonathan Hersch, MD, FAAOS

Arthroscopic Surgery | Joint Preservation
Hip, Shoulder & Knee

Dr. Jonathan Hersch is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon located in Boca Raton, Florida, who specializes in arthroscopic surgery and joint preservation.


A native New Yorker, Dr. Hersch completed his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine and then completed an internship in general surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York. It was here that Dr. Hersch also completed his residencies in orthopedic surgery and arthroscopic surgery.


Dr. Hersch then relocated to Cleveland, Ohio, where he completed a Fellowship in sports medicine at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic. While living in Cleveland, Dr. Hersch assisted the team physicians for the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Cleveland Rockers.


He then relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he was the Director of Sports Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center, as well as the Head Team Physician for La Salle University, NCAA. In 2004, Dr. Hersch relocated to Florida, where he has been the Medical Director for professional tennis organizations and Team Physician for several university and high school athletic programs. For the past 10 years, Dr. Hersch has worked as an Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Physician at Palm Beach Health Network Physicians Group in Boca Raton.


Dr. Hersch is not only an accomplished surgeon but also an avid cyclist and pickleball player. Now Dr. Hersch has joined the premier orthopedic group in South Florida – Orthopedic Surgical Associates.


Medical School
New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY – General Surgery

Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY – Orthopaedic Surgery

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH – Sports Medicine

Board Certification

Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners

Professional Experience

Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Physician, Palm Beach Health Network Physicians Group Boca Raton, FL 2012 – Present

Team Physician, St. Andrew’s School, Boca Raton, FL

Medical Director, Delray Beach Open, Delray Beach, FL

Team Physician, Dade Christian High School, Hialeah, FL

Team Physician, St. Thomas University, Miami, FL

Medical Director, BMW ATP Tennis Championships, Sunrise, FL

Medical Director, Pro Tennis World Tennis Tournament ATP, Sunrise, FL

Medical Director, Fed Cup Professional Tennis Tournament, Delray Beach, FL

Head Team Physician, La Salle University, NCAA

Medical Director, Jewish Community Centers Maccabi Games, Philadelphia, PA

Assistant to Team Physicians, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Cleveland Rockers

Honors & Awards

  • Boca Raton Observer – TOP DOC, 2016
  • Cleveland Clinic Annual Research Day – Best Clinical Fellow Paper, June 9, 2000
  • American Orthopaedic Association 112th Annual Meeting Best Poster Exhibit Award, 1999
  • New York Pediatric Orthopaedic Club – Awarded First Prize for Resident Presentation
  • Simons Fellowship Research Award, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America


Arthroscopy For Failed Shoulder Arthroplasty.
By: Hersch JC, Dines DM|Date: August 21, 2017|Source: Arthroscopy. 2000 Sep;16(6):606-12


Corrective Supracondylar Osteotomy For Severe Varus And Valgus Deformities After Fractures Of The Elbow Using The AO External Fixator
By: Hersch JC, Handelsman J|Date: September 06, 2012|Source: J. Orthopaedic Transactions 22(2): 401-402, 1998-1999


Soft Tissue Complications After Shoulder Arthroplasty
By: Hersch J, Dines D, Thieme|Date: September 06, 2012|Source: Shoulder Arthroplasty: Complex Issues In The Primary And Revision Setting


Posterior Instability Of The Shoulder Following Thermal Capsulorrhaphy For Multidirectional Instability.
By: Fenn P, Hersch J|Date: August 21, 2012|Source: Arthroscopy. 2007 Feb;23(2):226.E1-4. Epub 2006 Sep 11


Corrective Supracondylar Humeral Osteotomies Using The Small AO External Fixator
By: Handelsman JE, Weinberg J, Hersch JC|Date: August 21, 2012|Source: J Pediatr Orthop B. 2006 May;15(3):194-7


Arthroscopically Assisted Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repairs. Functional Outcome At 2- To 7-Year Follow-Up.
By: Hersch JC, Sgaglione NA |Date: August 21, 2012|Source: Am J Sports Med. 2000 May-Jun;28(3):301-11


Inferior Intra-Articular Dislocation Of The Patella In An Elderly Patient.
By: Hersch J, Watnik N, Marwin S|Date: August 21, 2012|Source: Am J Knee Surg. 1999 Summer;12(3):169-71


Effects Of Amlodipine On Glomerular Filtration, Growth, And Injury In Experimental Hypertension
By: Dworkin LD, Tolbert E, Recht PA, Hersch JC, Feiner H, Levin RI|Date: August 21, 2012|Source: Hypertension. 1996 Feb;27(2):245-50.

Focus on Patient Care

Dr. Hersch believes the more engaged patients are, the more likely they are to recover. As part of his approach, he makes sure they understand all their options, are involved in the decision-making and are invested in the process.

meet dr. jonathan hersch