HeimannAssistant Professor
Associate Director, Mary Heersink Institute of Global Health

Research and Clinical Interests
- Global health educational programs
- Trauma care and emergency medicine in resource-limited settings
- Dengue Fever
- International development of emergency medicine


Dr. Matthew Heimann is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Florida State University College of Medicine. He went on to complete his emergency medicine residency training at UAB. Afterwards, his training continued at UAB by finishing the Global Emergency Medicine fellowship.

Presently, Dr. Heimann serves as an Assistant Professor of emergency medicine and the Fellowship Director of Global Emergency Medicine. He is passionate about the education of medical students/residents/fellows. He aims to incorporate his international experiences and knowledge into bedside teaching at UAB. Through continued engagement in emergency medicine locally, nationally and internationally, he strives to remain clinically competent and be a leader in the practice of cutting-edge emergency medicine.

Furthermore, he serves as the Associate Director of Global Health Education Programs in the Mary Heersink Institute of Global Health. In partnership with the multidisciplinary team at the institute, he has been tasked with expanding innovative and learner-centric global health educational offerings for the institution and its collaborators. In this role and in partnership with the School of Public Health, Dr. Heimann helped create and co-director UAB's groundbreaking Master of Science in Global Health degree.


American Board of Emergency Medicine
Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene


Medical School
Florida State University College of Medicine

University of Alabama at Birmingham - Emergency Medicine

University of Alabama at Birmingham - Global Health