About Dr. Heger: Ian M. Heger is a board-certified pediatric neurosurgeon at Augusta University 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. During that time, he was the first recipient of the ASAP research fellowship. 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 currently is an associate professor in the department of neurosurgery and the Medical College of Georgia/Augusta University and section chief of pediatric neurosurgery at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.
Dr. Heger was named as part of America’s Top Surgeons in 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, and 2015 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.
Dr. Heger's clinical interests include craniosynostosis, craniofacial disorders, brain and spinal cord tumors, spasticity, spina bifida, tethered cord, vascular malformations as well as Chiari malformations.