Katie Heimer is a Texas native, born in the panhandle, and raised in a small town outside Fort Worth. She graduated with honors from West Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2006. She then completed the Physician Assistant program at UNTHSC in Fort Worth, graduating top of her class with her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies in 2010. Katie also maintains a relationship with the physician assistant program by mentoring students as a Clinical Preceptor.
Kate Heimer has been practicing in dermatology for four years in south Dallas prior to joining the U.S. Dermatology Partners group. She was able to take part in a physician dermatology residency training program for one and a half years, during which she attended resident lectures and was provided close mentorship with well-respected clinical dermatologists.
Kate Heimer is currently a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants with whom she completed specialty training in dermatology to receive her diplomate status. She stays current on dermatology training by attending meetings nationally with the SDPA and American Academy of Dermatology and locally with the Dallas Fort Worth Dermatology society and PA Journal Club. She is certified by The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed by the Texas Medical Board.
Outside of dermatology, Kate Heimer enjoys playing soccer, working in her garden, going to garage sales, and spending time with her husband Ryan and two young daughters, Lila and Ava.