James M. Herman, M.D., FAANS, FCAS

Director of Neurosurgery

Education & Credentials

Bachelor of Science: Chemistry, Biology, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, 1982
M.D. Degree: Northwestern University Medical Center, 1986, Chicago, IL

Board Certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery


Neurosurgery, Spine, Cranial, Trauma, Tumor, Stereotactic

Medical Licensure and Certification

State of California

Professional Experience

Anacapa Surgical Associates
Ventura County Medical Center, 1993-present
Community Memorial Hospital, 1993-2008
St. Johns Medical Center 1993-2008
Chief of Surgery VCMC
Chief of Surgery CMH
Board Member Ventura County Medical Association


Neurological Surgery, 1987-1989 Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Neurological Surgery, 1989-1993, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ


Northwestern University, 1986-1987, Chicago, IL

Professional Associations & Affiliations

California Neurological Association
Fellow of American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
CNS/AANS Division of Spine & Peripheral Nerve
Ventura County Medical Association
Fellow of American College of Surgeons


1999 Physician of the Year, St. John’s Regional Medical Center
1996, 2008 Physician of the Year, Ventura County Medical Center
1989 Shulman Award, presented at the Pediatric Section of American Association of Neurological Surgeons