|David A. Heck, M.D.|
Dr. Heck, born in Syracuse, NY, attended Clarkson College of Technology where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with distinction. He attended the SUNY, Upstate Medical Center obtaining his medical degree in 1977.
He completed his internship at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and his orthopaedic surgery residency at the SUNY, Upstate Medical Center in 1982. After his residency, he completed a Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN in 1983.
Dr. Heck was recruited to Indiana and Purdue Universities where he rose through the academic ranks – becoming a tenured professor in the school of medicine. While at Indiana University, he was an investigator with the federally funded Patient Outcome Research Team studying the management of patients with knee arthritis being treated with joint replacement. He was the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Roudeboush, VAMC. His clinical staff appointments included Indiana University Medical Center, the Riley Hospital for Children, Methodist Medical Center and Beltway Surgical Center.
Dr. Heck joined the staff of Methodist Dallas Medical Center and became active in numerous medical societies and organizations. He is a member of the Dallas County Medical Society, Texas Orthopaedic Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, Knee Society, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and other professional groups.
Dr. Heck has been in the active practice of Orthopaedics since 1982. His areas of sub-specialization include knee and hip joint surgery. He has authored numerous publications in the professional literature and has served as an examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
He and his wife Kim, his wife of over 20 years, have 3 sons. Two sons are in the United States Marine Corps. The youngest son attends Purdue University.