Heather Heiman, MD, FACPAssociate Dean for Medical Education (oversees both Curricular Affairs & Student Affairs)
Dr. Heather L. Heiman currently serves as the Associate Dean for Medical Education at the UI College of Medicine and practices Academic Internal Medicine in the Primary Care Plus clinic where she focuses on care of patients with chronic medical conditions. Her medical education interests include responsible use of electronic health records by medical trainees and educational support for learners working to achieve performance-based competencies such as communication, clinical reasoning, professionalism, and teamwork. At UI-COM, she developed the physician house advising model to enhance students’ professional development by providing individual, longitudinal physician advising to every student from day one of their medical education. She came to UI-COM after serving as medical director of the Clinical Education Center at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where she advanced standardized patient-based education and assessment. Her scholarly activity has also included a leading role in the National Collaborative for Education to Address the Social Determinants of Health, a HRSA-funded program.
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Internship: Cambridge Hospital
Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital