Associate Editor for the Emergency Medicine Collection

Corey Heitz, M.D., M.S., MedEdPORTAL Associate Editor for Emergency Medicine Simulation Cases, is the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education for the Carilion Clinic at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, as well as an Assistant Professor in the institution’s Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Heitz received his B.S. in biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, his M.S. in biology from University of Virginia, and his M.D. from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed his residency training at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in 2008 and soon after completed a fellowship in faculty development at Wright State University and a teaching fellowship with the American College of Emergency Physicians, which began his formal training as a medical educator.

Dr. Heitz has been published in several journals, including The Journal of Emergency Medicine, Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, Journal of Hospital Medicine, Medical Teacher, and MedEdPORTAL where he has authored several simulation publications. Dr. Heitz also worked to develop the National EM M4 Examinations, the first two standardized multiple-choice examinations for EM clerkships and is a member of the National Board of Medical Exainers (NBME) taskforce working on the EM Advanced Clinical Examination.

Prior to joining us as an Associate Editor, Dr. Heitz was named a MedEdPORTAL Top 20 reviewer in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and currently serves as a MedEdPORTAL Faculty Mentor at his home institution.

Dr. Heitz lives in Roanoke, Virginia with his wife Dr. Erica Reynolds, and their two daughters. He spends his free time on two wheels in and around the mountains of the Roanoke Valley, or jogging with his two dogs.