Faculty & Staff

Eric Hertenstein
Eric Hertenstein
Assistant Professor of Teaching, Assistant Radiation Safety Officer, Director of the Master of Science in Radiologic Science Program and Director of the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program
Year started at UF: 2014
Contact Information
Office Location: Diagnostic Services Building Room 119 D
Telephone: 419-434-4891
Credentials
B.S., The University of Findlay
B.S., The University of Findlay
M.B.A., The University of Findlay
  • ​Academic Credentials:

     
    Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management, University of Findlay
    Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology, University of Findlay
    Bachelor of Science in Positron Em Tomography, University of Findlay


    Eric Hertenstein is a proud member of The University of Findlay faculty serving the Diagnostic Services Department since January of 2014. Dedicated to excellence in teaching and preparing students for meaningful lives and productive careers, Eric was awarded the Founders' Award for Academic Excellence and Christian Witness in 2018.  He was also recognized in 2019 by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging as part of the SNMMI Ones to Watch, a collection of 30 early career individuals in the field of nuclear medicine recognized for their work in shaping the future of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging.

    Graduating from the Nuclear Medicine Institute himself in 2009, Eric has strived to honor the long legacy of the program and prepare students for compassionate patient care.  Serving as a clinical coordinator of the Nuclear Medicine Institute and online PET/CT program, Eric has taught many courses in the program, including Molecular Imaging Mathematics, Molecular Imaging SPECT, Molecular Imaging Physics, Molecular Imaging PET, PET/CT Procedures, and various others.  Eric also serves as the director of the PET/CT program and Assistant Radiation Safety Officer for The University of Findlay.  His advanced certifications, patient care experience, and exposure to the engineering side of nuclear medicine, PET, and CT has allowed Eric to bring a vast array of knowledge to his students and prepare them for modalities that are constantly changing with improving technology and shifting patient care needs.

    Students are drawn to Eric's quirky sense of humor, love of Star Wars, nerdy passion for nuclear medicine mathematics, and empathy for students.  He is happy to meet with any students interested in these programs and works with his current students to make sure they truly grasp the material.  Eric may also be seen from time to time performing in the local community in local theatre productions, directing Christmas musicals at his local church, and serving as treasurer of the Findlay Light Opera Company.

  • ​2017 – Present              
    Member           
    Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technologist Section Continuing Education Committee

    2017 – Present             
    Treasurer         
    Findlay Light Opera Company

    2015 – Present             
    Member          
    Findlay Light Opera Company

    2014 – Present             
    Evaluator         
    Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology

    2014 – Present             
    Member          
    American Society of Radiologic Technologists      

    2014 – Present             
    Director           
    Findlay First Church of the Nazarene - Christmas Musical and Vacation Bible School Drama 

    2008 – Present            
    Member          
    Society of Nuclear Medicine and MolecularImaging

    2007 – Present            
    Member          
    Local Community Theatre Performer​

  • 1) Peer Reviewed Publications for Continuing Education Units

     

    (2019 - pending) Bone and Brain Radiopharmaceuticals for Imaging in PET/CT,

    American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)

    (2019 - pending) Proper Dose Calculation for Pharmaceuticals and Radiopharmaceuticals

    in Nuclear Medicine,

    American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)

    (2017) Radiation Safety+ Review and Essentials,

    Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)

    (2017) CT+ Review and Essentials - Part 10: Head and Neck Procedures,

    Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)

     

    2) Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations for Continuing Education Units

     

    (2017) Procedure Standards: Obtaining a High-Quality Exam,

    Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)

    (2017) The Professional Nuclear Medicine Technologist: To Be Respected and Not Feared,

    Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)

    (2017) Alphabet Soup: Advanced Certifications for the Nuclear Medicine Technologist,

    Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)

    (2016) Creating the Dual-Modality Technologist: Combining NM and CT Together,

    Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)​