Scott A. Heller, MD

Dr. Heller started his medical career in the US Air Force, completing his internal medicine internship and neurology residency training at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, while stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He then went on to complete a fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, a training program focused on Clinical Electromyography (EMG) and Neuromuscular Medicine.

Following his fellowship, he served an additional four years on active duty in the Air Force, ultimately earning a rank of Major. He spent three years stationed overseas in the United Kingdom, as an attending neurologist at Royal Air Force Lakenheath Air Force Base, and an Honorary Clinical Fellow in the neuromuscular clinic at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, a Cambridge University teaching hospital. He then served an additional year stateside, as an attending neurologist at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

After completing his military service, he co-founded, launched, and directed an independently-owned, neuromuscular specialty clinic (inNERVate Muscle & Nerve Specialist) in Jacksonville, Florida, in which he evaluated and treated patients with a variety of neuromuscular disorders. He also served as medical director and supervising neurologist at NeuroDx, a neurodiagnostics laboratory specializing in nerve conduction studies and clinical EMG.

He joined the faculty at the University of Florida, Gainesville, in 2017.

Dr. Heller is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both neurology and neuromuscular medicine. He performs a number of neurodiagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including EMG, single-fiber EMG, and skin biopsies (to evaluate for small-fiber neuropathies). He also administers occipital nerve blocks for headaches, and botulinum toxin (Botox) injections for a variety of conditions/symptoms, including migraines, spasticity, sialorrhea, and hyperhidrosis.

Professional Society Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Medical Education

New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, 2006

Internship

Internal Medicine –  San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, Wilford Hall Medical Center (US Air Force), Lackland Air Force Base, TX, 2007

Neurology Residency

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC), Wilford Hall Medical Center (US Air Force), Lackland Air Force Base, TX, 2010

Fellowship

Clinical Neurophysiology/Electromyography (EMG) – Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2011

Clinical Interests

Muscular dystrophies
Other muscle diseases (inflammatory, myotonic, metabolic, congenital)
Neuromuscular junction disorders, such as Myasthenia Gravis
Motor neuron diseases, such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Peripheral Neuropathies, including Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), Multifocal Motor Neuropathy, and small-fiber neuropathies
Brachial and lumbosacral plexopathies
Traumatic nerve injuries
General Neurology

Awards and Recognitions

The Air Force Commendation Medal, Department of the Air Force, 2015
The Meritorious Service Medal, Department of the Air Force, 2014
The Air Force Achievement Medal, Department of the Air Force, 2010