Erica Heiman, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Office: 49 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr., Atlanta GA 30303

Fax: 404-778-1601



Dr. Heiman is an asistant professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics. She is based at Grady Memorial Hospital where she oversees residents both in the hospital and in primary care clinics. Her research and clinical interests include integration of mental health care with primary and medical specialty care; musculoskeletal medicine; HIV epidemiology; and health of the Deaf community.

Dr. Heiman earned her MS in Health and Medical Sciences at UC Berkeley School of Public Health in 2010, and her MD from UC San Francisco School of Medicine in 2012. She completed her internship and residency at University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California in 2015 and worked for the Permanente Medical Group for a year before joining the Emory University School of Medicine faculty in 2016.


  • Heiman E, Kravitz R, Wise R. “Rheumatologists’ Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression”, Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, 22(6):307-11, Sept 2016
  • Heiman E, Haynes S, McKee M, “Sexual Health Behaviors of Deaf American Sign Language (ASL) Users”, Disability and Health Journal, 8(4):579-85, Oct 2015
  • Heiman E, McDonald SM, Barro M, Taraporewala ZF, Bar-Magen T, Patton JT, “Group A Human Rotavirus Genomics: Evidence that Gene Constellations Are Influenced by Viral Protein Interactions” in J Virol 82(22): 11106-11116, Nov 2008
  • Matthijnssens J, Ciarlet M, Heiman E, Arijs I, Delbeke T, McDonald SM, Palombo E, Iturriza-Gomara M, Maes P, Patton JT, Rahman M, Van Ranst M “Full genome-based classification of rotaviruses reveals a common origin between human Wa-Like and porcine rotavirus strains and human DS-1-like and bovine rotavirus strains” in J Virol, 82(7):3204-19, April 2008

Book Chapters

  • Heiman E, Chan S, Maye A. “Geriatric Preventive Care” in Study Guide to Preventive Medical Care in Psychiatry: A Case Approach, edited by McCarron et al., American Psychiatric Association Publishing; 2017. pp 103-116.
  • Simonsen L, Olson D, Viboud C, Heiman E, Taylor R, Miller M, et al. “Pandemic influenza and mortality: past evidence and projections for the future.” In: Knobler S, Mack A, Mahmoud A. The threat of pandemic influenza: are we ready? Washington: National Academies Press; 2005. pp. 89-114.