James Hertenstein, MD, FACS

James Hertenstein_REDDr. Hertenstein was born in Peoria, IL and grew up in Morton, as well as abroad in Tokyo, Japan and Melbourne, Australia.  He attended the University of Illinois where he majored in Chemistry.  Upon graduation, medical training was completed in 1981 at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine in Peoria.  Following a one year surgical internship in Roanoke, VA, he completed a four year residency in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Virginia.  Dr. Hertenstein practiced for two and a half years in Asheville, North Carolina before “returning home” to Peoria where he joined Dr. Morris Cohen and Dr. Robert Parrish in January 1989.  He is Board Certified in Otolaryngology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  He is a clinical instructor of Otolaryngology at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine in Peoria.  His special interests include pediatric otology, endoscopic sinus surgery, minimally invasive balloon sinuplasty, and surgery for sleep apnea and snoring and cosmetic and functional nasal reconstruction (rhinoplasty).

Dr. Hertenstein resides in his hometown of Morton, Illinois with his wife, Amy, and has three adult sons, one daughter-in-law, and a beautiful granddaughter. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar, walking, adventure travel, reading, and communing with family, friends, and Mother Nature.

Practice Locations:
OSF Center for Health, Peoria, IL
Morton Medical Center, Morton, IL

Hospital Affiliations:
OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL
UnityPoint Proctor Hospital, Peoria, IL
UnityPoint Methodist, Peoria, IL
Center for Health Ambulatory Surgery Center, Peoria, IL

Undergraduate – University of Illinois B. S. Chemistry
Medical School – University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago and Peoria, IL
Surgical Internship – Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke Virginia
Residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery – University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Memberships and Societies:
Board Certified American Board of Otolaryngology
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeons
Member, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

In the OSF Center for Health

8600 N. State Rt. 91
Suite 300
Peoria, IL 61615

Ph: (309) 691-6616
Fax: (309) 691-2943
OSF Voice & Swallowing
Disorders Center

8600 N. State Rt. 91
Suite 350
Peoria, IL 61615

Ph: (309) 683-5080
In the Morton Medical Center

1600 S. 4th Ave.
Suite 120
Morton, IL 61550

Ph: (309) 284-0164
Fax: (309) 266-9716