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Heger, Ian Michael, MD

Administrative Title: 
Pediatric Neurosurgery section chief
Specialties: 
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Neurosurgery
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Faculty Title

  • Assistant Professor

Medical Degree

  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center - 1995

Internship

  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center -General Surgery - 1996

Residency

  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center - Neurosurgery - 2002

Fellowship

  • Children's Hospital, Philadelphia - Pediatric Neurosurgery - 2003

Research

  • neurodevelopment in craniosynostosis,
  • neuro-oncology, pathophysiology of head injury,
  • and protective helmet design

Languages

  • English

Philosophy of Care

  • GRHealth is a world-class health care network offering the most comprehensive care in the region, where your health is our priority. As leaders in patient- and family-centered care, our physicians partner with our patients, their families, and other specialty physicians to provide an unmatched level of care. As the only academic medical center in the area, our patients receive the compassionate care they deserve along with leading-edge research and technologies not found anywhere else in the region.

Board Info

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery - Certified

Ian M. Heger is a board-certified pediatric neurosurgeon joining Georgia Health Sciences with a vast amount of experience in clinical practice and academia. Dr. Heger earned his doctor of medicine and served as a resident of neurosurgery at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He completed his fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Heger was previously on the faculty in the department of neurosurgery at the University of Florida-Jacksonville as an assistant professor. He also served as the assistant director of development and clinical services of the pediatric neurosurgery center at Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville. He joins Georgia Health Sciences as an assistant professor in the department of neurosurgery and section chief of pediatric neurosurgery.

Dr. Heger was named as part of America’s Top Surgeons in 2008, 2009 and 2012 and "Super Doctor" South Florida edition in 2008 and 2009. He serves on several prestigious healthcare committees and is a fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Pediatrics.