Jeffrey Heckman, D.O.

Jeffrey Heckman, D.O.

Jeffrey Heckman is a board certified physiatrist and a UW assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. He is the Director of the Regional Amputation Center at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System.

Dr. Heckman received his undergraduate degree from Penn State University and his osteopathic medical degree (D.O.) from the University of New England. He completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the NYU Langone Medical Center, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine in New York City.

Patient Care Philosophy

"My role as an osteopathic physician specializing in rehabilitation medicine is to provide compassionate, quality care for veterans with limb loss to maximize function and quality of life."

Clinical Interests

Dr. Jeffrey Heckman specializes in the evaluation and management of the medical and functional aspects of rehabilitation following amputation, including prosthesis prescription, phantom limb pain and musculoskeletal injuries, as well as for arthritis-related joint pain and other age-related musculoskeletal conditions.

Research Interests

Mobile Technology, Phantom Limb Pain, Peer Support

Teaching Interests

Amputation/Limb Loss, Phantom Limb Pain, Prosthetics and Orthotics

Personal Interests

Spending time with family; sports and athletics




Rehabilitation Medicine, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Amputee/Limb Loss Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine Rehabilitation, Prosthetics

Selected Publications