Dr. Doherty earned his bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University and his dental degree from the University of North Carolina. Prior to his fourth year of dental school, Dr. Doherty completed an externship with the OMS department at the Oregon Health Sciences University. After dental school, he completed a General Practice Residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Doherty gained experience as a general dentist while serving in the U.S. Navy prior to entering OMS residency.
Dr. Doherty completed his Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training at the National Capital Consortium (National Naval Medical Center/Walter Reed Army Medical Center) in Washington, DC. During training, Dr. Doherty was Chief OMS Resident at the D.C. military hospitals which provided definitive care to many injured sailors, soldiers, and marines. Injuries of such severity are rarely seen in civilian hospitals. Dr. Doherty continually applies knowledge gained from this experience into all aspects of his surgical practice and feels honored to have provided care to such deserving individuals.
Moreover, during OMS residency, Dr. Doherty rotated at multiple hospitals including the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, the University of Miami Ryder Trauma Center, Washington Hospital Center, and the aforementioned training hospitals. This allowed Dr. Doherty to operate with many world experts on various aspects of oral surgery, head and neck pathology, maxillofacial reconstruction, and facial cosmetic surgery.
Prior to leaving military service, Dr. Doherty practiced at Naval Health Clinic Hawaii and was an attending surgeon at the Tripler Army Medical Center OMS Residency program. He trained multiple residents with an emphasis in facial cosmetic surgery, orthognathic surgery, maxillofacial trauma, and dental implantology.
Dr. Doherty has co-authored numerous textbook chapters and is a recognized lecturer in maxillofacial trauma reconstruction.