Dr. Heimbigner attended Arizona State University for his undergraduate education from 1995-1999. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology, with the recognition of magna cum laude. Dr. Heimbigner then moved on to his medical school training at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth (Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine) from 2000-2004. He received multiple academic awards during his four years of medical school training, but most notably achieved a cumulative class rank of number one. Dr. Heimbigner was a participant in the Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program from 2000-2004.
Upon graduating from TCOM, he was selected for a transitional internship at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego from 2004-2005. Dr. Heimbigner was awarded transitional intern of the year. After completing his internship, he served as a General Medical Officer for the U.S. Marine Corps from 2005-2007. He was stationed with an infantry battalion in the 1st Marine Division during this time.
Dr. Heimbigner was then selected for a radiology residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, and attended the program from 2007-2011. He served as chief resident during his last two years of training. Dr. Heimbigner was subsequently chosen for a competitive Body MRI fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, attending the program from 2012-2013. He received state of the art training in magnetic resonance imaging with a specific focus on abdominal, pelvic, and cardiac imaging. Dr. Heimbigner elected to participate in additional training in breast MRI interpretation and intervention at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.
Dr. Heimbigner is a diplomate of the American Board of Radiology. He currently practices all facets of diagnostic radiology, but has a particular interest in abdominal, thoracic, cardiac, and breast imaging.