John T. Heineman, M.D., M.P.H.

John T. Heineman, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. John Heineman is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in treatment of hand and upper extremity disorders and injuries. He completed a combined orthopedic and plastic surgery hand fellowship at the University of Washington, with training at Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Heineman is a proud Iowa native from Grinnell. He attended the University of Iowa for college, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with honors in biology and political science. He was inspired to go into medicine after volunteering at the Iowa City Free Medical Clinic, and he swam across the English Channel as a fundraiser to support the clinic’s mission of service.

Dr. Heineman attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University, where he served as class president. He obtained a master’s degree in public health at Harvard University, with his thesis examining hand replantation versus transplantation outcomes. He completed a general surgery residency at the University of Iowa, followed by a plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the University of Virginia. Throughout his training, he has published numerous peer-reviewed research articles, presented at regional and national conferences, and received grants and best paper awards.

Dr. Heineman values time spent with his wife, two sons, and dog. He enjoys being outside and has raced the Boston Marathon, Hawaii Ironman, Leadville Trail 100, and American Birkebeiner. His favorite week in Iowa is RAGBRAI.
  • Fellowship

    University of Washington; Seattle, WA

  • Residency

    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - University of Virginia; Charlottesville, VA
    General Surgery - University of Iowa; Iowa City, IA

  • Graduate Degree

    Harvard University; Boston, MA

  • Medical Degree

    Oregon Health & Science University; Portland, OR

  • Undergrad

    University of Iowa; Iowa City, IA

  • Arthritis of fingers, hand and wrist
  • Base of thumb arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain's tenosynovitis
  • Distal radius fractures
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Epicondylitis
  • Flexor and extensor tendon injuries
  • Fractures of fingers, hand and wrist
  • Ganglion cysts
  • IME
  • Infections
  • Ligamentous injuries of fingers, hand and wrist
  • Masses of fingers, hand, and wrist
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Triangular fibrocartilage complex injuries
  • Trigger finger
  • Ulnar tunnel syndrome
  • Upper extremity nerve injuries
  • Work-related injuries
My team
  • Triage Nurse: Megan N, RN, 515-247-8400
  • Surgery Scheduler: Nikki T, RN, 515-323-6464
  • Work Comp/Attorney Services Coordinator: Diane F, 515-323-6438