Dr. Heyer received his medical degree from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He subsequently completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago. During his training he was heavily involved in transport medicine on the local, domestic and international level via the University of Chicago Aeronautical Network as well as AXA Assistance. He splits his time between community medicine in Northwest Indiana as well as an academic practice at the University of Chicago. He works in medical device design and holds patents in emerging technologies.