Meet Highlighted Educator Erica Heiman, MD (General Medicine and Geriatrics).
Tell us about yourself.
I was born and raised in the Bronx, and moved to the Left Coast for undergrad and then all of my medical training. In between those, I spent two fantastic years in the Peace Corps in Mozambique. I recently moved to Atlanta to follow my husband, who is starting a PhD in Clinical Psychology at Emory. He followed me at our last move, so it’s only fair!
Why did you go into medicine?
Medicine was always in the back of my mind since I have a lot of doctors in my family, but I juggled a lot of ideas in college, including climate science, archaeology, and epidemiology. Ultimately the Peace Corps reminded me how much I value the interpersonal aspects of life, so I decided that medicine was the way to go.
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