Find a Doctor

Heger, Ian Michael, MD

Administrative Title: 
Pediatric Neurosurgery section chief
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Office 706-721-9386

Patient Satisfaction

Overview Clinical InterestsLocationsVideoBlog

Faculty Title

  • Assistant Professor

Medical Degree

  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center - 1995


  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center -General Surgery - 1996


  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center - Neurosurgery - 2002


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


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


  • English

Philosophy of Care

  • Augusta University 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.

Last Name: 
First Name: