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 third 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 Dr. Roy Sanders and Dr. Arthur Walling.
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.
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.
Foot & Ankle
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 – 1996-97
Bronze Hammer Award Recipient
House of Staff Officer for Orthopedic Surgery – 1994-98
Internship- General Surgery – Baylor College of Medicine – Houston, TX – 1993-94
HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS
Voted – Texas Monthly Super Doctors – 2014 – 2019