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Dr. Heinz obtained his undergraduate education from Brigham Young University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in chemistry. He obtained his medical degree from the prestigious University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, graduating with high honors and being inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society during his junior year. He then returned to Hawaii for his medical/surgical internship at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine.
Dr. Heinz completed his residency at the renowned Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, where he was first introduced to facial cosmetic surgery. He then went on to two years of fellowship training in ophthalmic facial plastic surgery at Indiana University in Indianapolis. His time there was devoted exclusively to plastic surgery of the face, including cosmetic surgery, facial trauma, and facial reconstruction, with a special focus around the eyes. While in Indianapolis, Dr. Heinz was one of the state's most prolific facial trauma surgeons.
Dr. Heinz moved to the Phoenix metropolitan area in 1996. Since that time, he has been actively involved in a growing facial reconstructive and cosmetic practice. Dr. Heinz was one of the early leaders in the field of Botox injections, treating patients as early as 1988. He started cosmetic application of Botox in 1995 and became a leader in the field. Dr. Heinz's leadership role was recognized by Botox Cosmetic-Allergan, for whom he was a trainer and for whom he served for many years on the Botox education committee. Because of his leadership in the field of Botox and fillers, Dr. Heinz was chosen to participate in the FDA trials for Juvederm cosmetic fillers.
Dr. Heinz is also a recognized leader in the field of facial reconstruction after skin cancer removal. He was recognized by Phoenix Magazine as "Top Doc" 2012 and has been recognized by "Best Doctors" as one of the top doctors in the country since 2005.
Dr. Heinz's unique combination of excellent training and broad experience in the fields of cosmetic facial and reconstructive surgery allows him to bring a distinctive perspective to your facial aesthetic evaluation and treatment.
After completing his fellowship training in 1993, Dr. Heinz secured, through his UCLA connections, teaching positions at two of the most renowned hospitals in the Middle East: the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center and the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, both in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. There he further refined his facial reconstructive and cosmetic surgical skills, dealing with many extreme conditions rarely seen in the United States. During the three years he spent in the Middle East, he and his family engaged in extensive adventure and travel through the countries of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen.
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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
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Completed in 1993
Graduated in 1983
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