Heather Heizer, PA
Sr. Instructor, Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases

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Graduate School :
  • CHA-PA, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2008)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Fort Lewis College (CO) (2002)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases

Professional Titles

  • Sr. Instructor, Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
  • Clinc Medical Co-Director

Recognition & Awards

  • Patient-Family Experience Excellence in Patient Care Award, Children's Hospital Colorado, (2017)
  • 2017 Patient-Family Experience Four Star Excellence Award for Infectious Diseases Clinic, Children's Hospital Colorado, (2017)

Research Interests

Musculoskeletal Infections, Kawasaki Disease, Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), OPAT and Antimicrobial Monitoring

Publications

  • Jone PN, Anderson MS, Mulvahill MJ, Heizer H, Glodé MP, Dominguez SR. Infliximab Plus Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) Versus IVIG Alone as Initial Therapy in Children With Kawasaki Disease Presenting With Coronary Artery Lesions: Is Dual Therapy More Effective?. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 Oct;37(10):976-980. PubMed PMID: 29461447
  • Spruiell MD, Searns JB, Heare TC, Roberts JL, Wylie E, Pyle L, Donaldson N, Stewart JR, Heizer H, Reese J, Scott HF, Pearce K, Anderson CJ, Erickson M, Parker SK. Clinical Care Guideline for Improving Pediatric Acute Musculoskeletal Infection Outcomes. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2017 Sep 1;6(3):e86-e93. PubMed PMID: 28419275
  • Spruiell MD, Searns JB, Heare TC, Roberts JL, Wylie E, Pyle L, Donaldson N, Stewart JR, Heizer H, Reese J, Scott HF, Pearce K, Anderson CJ, Erickson M, Parker SK. Clinical Care Guideline for Improving Pediatric Acute Musculoskeletal Infection Outcomes. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2017 Sep 1;6(3):e86-e93. PubMed PMID: 28419275
  • Murphy JL, Fenn N, Pyle L, Heizer H, Hughes S, Nomura Y, Child J, Parker SK. Adverse Events in Pediatric Patients Receiving Long-term Oral and Intravenous Antibiotics. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 Jun;6(6):330-8. PubMed PMID: 27220835
  • Frank B, Davidson J, Tong S, Martin B, Heizer H, Anderson MS, Glode MP, Dominguez SR, Jone PN. Myocardial Strain and Strain Rate in Kawasaki Disease: Range, Recovery, and Relationship to Systemic Inflammation/Coronary Artery Dilation. J Clin Exp Cardiolog. 2016 Apr;7(4). PubMed PMID: 27182455
  • Dominguez SR, Martin B, Heizer H, Jone PN, Tong S, Davidson J, Anderson MS, Glodé MP. Procalcitonin (PCT) and Kawasaki Disease: Does PCT Correlate with IVIG-Resistant Disease, Admission to the Intensive Care Unit, or Development of Coronary Artery Lesions?. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2015 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26407256
  • Murphy JL, Fenn N, Pyle L, Heizer H, Hughes S, Nomura Y, Child J, Parker SK. Adverse Events in Pediatric Patients Receiving Long-term Oral and Intravenous Antibiotics. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 Jun;6(6):330-8. PubMed PMID: 27220835
  • Frank B, Davidson J, Tong S, Martin B, Heizer H, Anderson MS, Glode MP, Dominguez SR, Jone PN. Myocardial Strain and Strain Rate in Kawasaki Disease: Range, Recovery, and Relationship to Systemic Inflammation/Coronary Artery Dilation. J Clin Exp Cardiolog. 2016 Apr;7(4). PubMed PMID: 27182455
  • Dominguez SR, Martin B, Heizer H, Jone PN, Tong S, Davidson J, Anderson MS, Glodé MP. Procalcitonin (PCT) and Kawasaki Disease: Does PCT Correlate with IVIG-Resistant Disease, Admission to the Intensive Care Unit, or Development of Coronary Artery Lesions?. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2015 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26407256
  • Dominguez SR, Martin B, Heizer H, Jone PN, Tong S, Davidson J, Anderson MS, Glodé MP. Procalcitonin (PCT) and Kawasaki Disease: Does PCT Correlate with IVIG-Resistant Disease, Admission to the Intensive Care Unit, or Development of Coronary Artery Lesions?. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2015 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26407256
  • Turnier JL, Anderson MS, Heizer HR, Jone PN, Glodé MP, Dominguez SR. Concurrent Respiratory Viruses and Kawasaki Disease. Pediatrics. 2015 Sep;136(3):e609-14. PubMed PMID: 26304824
  • Phadke D, Patel SS, Dominguez SR, Heizer H, Anderson MS, Glode MP, Jone PN. Tissue Doppler Imaging as a Predictor of Immunoglobulin Resistance in Kawasaki Disease. Pediatr Cardiol. 2015 May 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25991572
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants, Member
  • Colorado IDSA, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Certified Physician Assistant, Board Certification (2008)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Infections
  • Child and Teen Health - Pediatric Diseases and Conditions
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Child and Teen Health - Children's Health
  • Infections - Bacterial Infections
  • Infections - Fungal Infections
  • Infections - Influenza
  • Infections - Pneumonia
  • Infections - Viral Infections
  • Infections - Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Clinical Interests
A few of my clinical interests include: pediatric infections, fevers, lymphadenopathy, osteomyelitis, Kawasaki Disease, Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and antibiotic monitoring.

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide the best care for each of my patients. In addition to customizing the care plan for each patient, I provide patience, understanding, compassion, explanations/education and responsiveness.

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • CHA-PA, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2008)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Fort Lewis College (CO) (2002)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
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