A. Heier, M.D.
Dr. Heier is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in non-operative
and operative conditions of the foot and ankle. These conditions included:
sports medicine, fractures, arthritis, congenital deformities, and trauma
and joint replacements. Dr. Heier has extensive surgical experience in
complex reconstructions of the foot and ankle including: fusions, total
ankle replacements, and arthroscopy. Dr. Heier is one of the few orthopedic
surgeons across the country who is fellowship-trained in foot and ankle
surgery and subspecialty certified in sports medicine.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Heier went on to receive
his M.D. from the University of Florida, where he ranked 3rd in his class.
He completed his surgical residency at Baylor College of Medicine. He
then went on to receive his fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at Florida
Orthopedic Institute in Tampa, under the direction of Roy Sanders and
Dr. Heier has extensive experience with primary and revision ankle replacement.
From 1995 – 2005, he consulted for The Agility™ Ankle Replacement
System, which was the first commonly used prosthesis. He then consulted
for the STAR™ Total Ankle Replacement from 2012 – 2016. He
has experience with the Salto Talaris® Ankle and now frequently uses
the Infinity Prophecy System™, a newer generation system that uses
CT scans to design custom cutting blocks.
Dr. Heier has been the team physician for Hebron High School since 1999
and currently serves as the Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Specialist for the
FC Dallas Major League Soccer team. Dr. Heier has served as the President
of Texas Health Resources’ Plano Department of Orthopedics and currently
serves on the Executive Board for OrthoTexas.
Dr. Heier has authored chapters on ankle fractures, ankle dislocations
and ankle arthrodesis for three separate medical publications, including
one published by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. He is also
a long standing reviewer for the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma and the
Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
He lives in Plano with his wife, two daughters, and two labradoodles.
- Fellowship: Foot and Ankle Surgery | Arthur Walling, MD and Roy Sanders,
MD | Florida Orthopedic Institute | Tampa, FL | 1998-99
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery | Baylor College of Medicine | Houston, TX
- Bronze Hammer Award Recipient
- House of Staff Officer for Orthopedic Surgery 1994-98
- Internship: General Surgery | Baylor College of Medicine | Houston, TX | 1993-94