Dr. Gregory Heuer was born and raised in Prior Lake, Minnesota. He studied Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of Minnesota and then received his MD and PhD from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Heuer completed his neurosurgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and his fellowship training in pediatric neurosurgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Neurosurgery.
Clinically, Dr. Heuer has a broad interest in all areas of pediatric neurosurgery, including surgery for brain and spine tumors, congenital spinal disorders, hydrocephalus and complex spinal deformity.
Dr. Heuer works closely with a team of neurologists in the Pediatric Regional Epilepsy Program to treat children with seizure disorders. Dr. Heuer collaborates with the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, aiming to improve outcomes of children suffering from conditions discovered before birth. These conditions include hydrocephalus, lipomyelomeingoceles, meningoceles, and myelomeningoceles.
Dr. Heuer has a particular interest and specialization in restoring function in children with neurologic disease. This includes peripheral nerve repair and regeneration for patients with tumors or traumatic injuries to the brachial and lumbosacral plexuses. Additionally, Dr. Heuer is interested in the application of functional neurosurgery, such as deep brain stimulation and baclofen pump placement, for patients with spasticity, movement disorders, and epilepsy.
Dr. Heuer’s research efforts focus on the implementation of implantable devices and novel molecular based treatment strategies to restore function to the brain and spine in children. He also has interest on research for the diagnosis and treatment of neurologic disease in children before birth.
When not at work, Dr. Heuer’s primary focus is his family, including his wife and daughter.