Heard, Henry H.

Henry H. Heard

Henry H. Heard


Clinical Associate Professor


Dr. Henry “Hank” Heard is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies. He joined the faculty in 2013 after practicing medicine as a physician assistant in and around the Atlanta area for 40 years.

Dr. Heard earned a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the Medical College of Georgia, Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Master of Arts in Military Studies with a specialty in air warfare from the American Military University, and Doctor of Health Sciences from Nova Southeastern University.  Dr. Heard is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and a graduate of the Air Force War College and Air Command and Staff College at the Air University in Montgomery, Alabama.

Dr. Heard practices clinically at a community-based hospital emergency department in North Atlanta.  His areas of expertise include orthopedic surgery, deployment or disaster medicine, and emergency medicine.

His current teaching responsibilities include the electrocardiography, musculoskeletal disorders in Clinical Medicine, selected lectures in Behavior Medicine, and assists with clinical laboratory sessions.

Dr. Heard has recently published multiple articles on the musculo-skeletal system and is currently working on studies involving increased physician assistant utilization.

Dr. Heard is a past president of the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants and currently serves on their Board of Directors.  He is also a Trustee of the Physician Assistant History Society, a supporting organization of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant.  Dr. Heard also serves as member of the Physician Assistant Education Association’s Government Relations and External Affairs Council.


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