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Research Division

Family Medicine

Diana Heiman, MD, Associate Professor and Program Director/Johnson City Center




Dr. Heiman grew up outside of Cleveland in Solon, OH, and graduated with a B.S. in Management from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. She received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University, and then traveled to Virginia for Family Medicine training at the University of Virginia. The University of Michigan was her next destination for a Sports Medicine Fellowship and some junior faculty work. In 2003 Dr. Heiman joined the faculty at the University of Connecticut/St. Francis Hospital Family Medicine Residency as the Associate Residency Director and Associate Sports Medicine Fellowship Director. There Dr. Heiman was the Team Physician for the WNBA Connecticut Sun, the World Team Tennis Fox Force and four high schools within the Hartford Public School System. Dr. Heiman also covered the Big East Women's Basketball Tournament, State High School Girls' and Boys' Basketball Tournaments and the state high school Wrestling Tournament for Class S. Dr. Heiman became Program Director at the Johnson City Family Medicine Residency Program in January 2012, where she looks forward to enhancing sports medicine education and adding team coverage to her work there. Dr. Heiman's husband, Nick, is a 6th grade teacher and coaches football, wrestling and track. They have an adorable dog, LC, and enjoys traveling, collecting and drinking wine, photography and cooking. Dr. Heiman can be reached at:


Scholarly Activities



Papers, Abstracts and/or Poster Presentations
Regional and National

McGonigle C, Furlong J, Heiman D, Jon W, Rutherford R, Morteza K, Hong E. Hot topics in musculoskeletal and sports medicine education. Presented at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine annual meeting, May 2013, Baltimore, MD.

Invited Presentations:

Heiman D (moderator). Hip, groin and thigh injuries in athletes. Team Physician Course Meeting, May 2013, Miami, FL.

Heiman D (moderator). Symposium: Dermatology. ACSM Annual Meeting, May 2013, Indianapolis, IN.

Other Scholarly Activities

Heiman D, Brummel M, et al. Musculoskeletal and sports medicine curriculum guideline revision. AAFP Curriculum Guideline. August 2013

Peer Reviewed Manuscripts

Heiman D (reviewer). The efficacy of a web-based educational tool for the management of shoulder injuries in the primary care setting: A pilot study. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, May 2013.

Heiman D (reviewer). Shoulder injuries in the throwing athlete. The Journal of Family Practice, October 2012.

Heiman D (reviewer). Travel-related accidents: The leading cause of death in collegiate athletes. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, January 2013.



Peer Reviewed Manuscripts

Heiman D (reviewer). Exercise during pregnancy improves the fetal heart rate response. Randomized Controlled Trial. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, December 2012.

Heiman D (reviewer). Cutaneous myiasis masquerading as MRSA. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, September 2012.

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