He graduated from Brigham Young University where he was the Director of the BYU Student Leadership Seminar and student body Vice President his senior year as an undergraduate student. Next he earned his medical degree from Medical College of Virginia where he received the prestigious Mickael M. Kannan award for excellence in teaching. Dr. Heaps completed residency training at the University of Texas - Houston. He is currently the Director of Medical Informatics at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Sugar Land and teaches physicians throughout the Houston area regarding the use of current technology in patient care.
Dr. Heaps is also interested in minimally invasive surgery and continuing clinical research. He has received awards due to his excellence in Laparoscopic surgery and is a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL). He is skilled in office based procedures for permanent birth control and heavy bleeding. In regards to his research interests he has spent 2 years in Biochemistry Departments at the University of Utah and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. This research experience, in part, led him to become the primary author on the chapter entitled Matrix Biology and Preterm Birth in the text book Preterm Birth.
At Sweetwater Ob/Gyn Associates Dr. Heaps focuses his love of medicine and enthusiasm to the care of his pregnant patients. His focuses are mother/baby education, breast feeding, diabetes, hypertension and managing other health issues during pregnancy. In addition to his work with Sweetwater Ob/Gyn he enjoys volunteer work as a member of the Houston Rodeo Health Committee.
Currently Dr. Heaps lives in Sugar Land with his wife and three sons. He is excited to continue to raise his family and develop his practice in this community. He feels that it is one of his greatest honors to be involved in the birth of a couple's child and so he treats every patient's pregnancy and health with the utmost of care and concern.