Robert T. Heck, M.D., F.A.C.S.

A highly dedicated scholar, Dr. Robert Heck is a board certified diplomate of The American Board of Plastic Surgery. He graduated from The Medical College of Ohio in 1995 with honors and earned the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Membership. During his medical school career, Dr. Heck also was awarded numerous other awards such as the Marion C. Anderson and Toledo Surgery Society Awards for his academic achievement in surgery.

After medical school, Dr. Heck then completed four years of general surgery residency training at The Medical College of Ohio. Dr. Heck had many great achievements during his time that included The Outstanding Surgery Resident Award and The Golden Apple Resident Award for his excellence in teaching surgery.

Dr. Heck then spent two years at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston in his plastic surgery residency. This is when Dr. Heck was granted the prestigious and highly competitive Aesthetic and Breast fellowship in Los Angeles. Dr. Heck is one of a select few fellowship trained aesthetic surgeons. Dr. Heck trained under the direction of renowned surgeon Dr. W. Grant Stevens, M.D., F.A.C.S. where he refined his skills in aesthetic surgery and learned many cutting edge skills such as the Laser Bra which is a new and long-lasting way to reduce or lift the breasts. During his fellowship and after, Dr. Heck has authored many articles on cosmetic and breast surgery in the most well respected journals in plastic surgery.

In 2002, Dr. Heck found an ideal setting for his expert skills at Columbus Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery, Inc. His practice has seen amazing growth since that time. In 2004, Dr. Heck won The Prism Award for his excellence in breast surgery.

One of the greatest aspects of Dr. Heck’s profession is the boost in self esteem and self confidence his patients get after cosmetic surgery. The delicate nature of plastic surgery and Dr. Heck’s attention to detail are a perfect match. Dr. Heck was named one of America’s top plastic surgeons in 2006 by The Strathmore Group. Dr. Heck along with his partners, are involved in many charitable organizations and devote much of his time to the treatment and cure of breast cancer.

Curriculum Vitae

Practice Columbus Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery
4971 Arlington Centre Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio 43220
Phone: 614-246-6900
Fax: 614-246-6909
Date and Place Of Birth May 14, 1967
Toledo, Ohio
Undergraduate Education Bowling Green State University (1985-1990)
Bowling Green, Ohio
Bachelor of Science, Biology

Honors:
Graduated Cum Laude
Dean’s List (4 years)
Phi Eta Sigma Honorary
Outstanding College students of America

Medical School Medical College of Ohio (1990-1995)
Toledo, Ohio
MD, Granted June 1995

Honors:
AOA, Alpha Omega Alpha
Graduated with honors
Marion C. Anderson Award
Awarded to the top surgical student for the highest achievement in surgery.
Toledo Surgical Society Award
Awarded for outstanding technical and clinical achievement in surgery.
Association of Pathology Chairs Honor Society
Top pathology student

Residency General Surgery Residency
Medical College of Ohio Hospital
Toledo, Ohio
July 1995- June 1999

Honors:
Golden Apple: Resident Teaching Award
Selected as best teaching resident among all
Disciplines, 1996-1997

Pharmacia Upjohn Award for Excellence
Awarded for High Score on American Board of Surgery In-service Training exam, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Ohio, 1996

Outstanding Surgery Resident of the year, 1995-1996
Selected as best resident academically and clinically

Fellowship Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
July 1999 – June 2001

Fellowship included all aspects of plastic surgery:
Laser surgery
Hand and Micro Surgery
Endoscopic Surgery
Breast Reconstruction
Craniofacial
Maxillofacial Trauma
Acute Burn Care & Burn Reconstruction
Lower extremity reconstruction
Aesthetic surgery including: liposuction, facial rejuvenation, breast surgery, body lifts, Botox and skin care.

Courses:
Microsurgery course, 40 hours of hands-on experience in micro lab using the Acland techniques, using both fresh and simulated specimens

Anatomy Course utilizing fresh and preserved cadavers for dissection and endoscopy training

Laser Certifications:
Fundamentals of Lasers in the Operating Room,
April 15, 2000, Medical University of South Carolina,
Charleston, SC

Laser Biophysics, tissue interaction, and laser safety seminar, Sept. 16, 2000, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, > 100 hours of laser use

The Laser Institute, October 10, 2001- December 21, 2001.
Comprehensive Course in laser surgery utilizing CO2, KTP, Pulsed Dye, Nd-YAG, and photoderm IPL.

Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship Maui/Marina Del Rey Aesthetic Surgery and Laser Fellowship
Recognized by: The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. (ASAPS)

Endorsed by: University of Southern California
Professor and Chief: Randy Sherman, M.D., F.A.C.S

Maui Plastic Surgery: Maui, Hawaii 7/2001 – 9/2001
Program Director: S. Larry Schlesinger, M.D. F.A.C.S.

Marina Plastic Surgery: Marina Del Rey California
10/2001 – 1/2002
Program Director: W. Grant Stevens, M.D. F.A.C.S.

Fellowship included the latest innovations in Aesthetic and Breast surgery:
   – Laser breast surgery
   – Benelli Mastopexy
   – Use of the “Laser Diamond Scalpel”
   – Nlite Laser Certification
   – Oriental eyelid procedure
   – Power assisted liposuction
   – KTP/NdYAG/CO2 Lasers

Licensure State of Hawaii: June 2001 – June 2002
State of Ohio: August 29, 1995 – Present
State of South Carolina: July 1, 1999 – Present
Research & Publications Barillo, D.J., Brigham, P.A., Kayden, D.A., Heck, R.T., & McManus, A.T. The Fire-safe Cigarette: A Burn Prevention Tool.
Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 2000; 21:164-70.

Heck, R.T., Chauduri, R, Arredondo, M.A., Chauduri, B., &
Chauduri, P.K. Cytotoxicity and Apoptosis by low-dose alpha TNF in rat pancreas adenocarcinoma culture. Presented and published at the 3rd World Congress International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary
Association, Madrid Spain, May 24-28, 1998. Also presented at Toledo Surgical Society, March 1998.

Jain, P., Heck, R.T., Chauduri, R., Arredondo, M.A., Chauduri, B., Chauduri, P.K., & Bryan Medical Group. Effect of cytotoxic chemotherapeutics and TNFA on rat pancreatic carcinoma in vitro.

Certifications BLS: Basic Life Support
ACLS: Advanced Cardiac Life Support
ATLS: Advanced Trauma Life Support
ABLS: Advanced Burn Life Support
Professional Organizations American Society of Plastic Surgeons, candidate member
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
Ohio State Medical Association
South Carolina Medical Association
Toledo Surgical Society
Alpha Omega Alpha
Alpha Omega Alpha Election Committee

References available upon request