Stephen HeitnerM.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, School of Medicine


  • Cardiology

Special focus on

  • Amyloidosis
  • Cardiac Amyloidosis
  • Cardio-Oncology
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

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Dr. Heitner specializes in caring for patients with uncommon and complex cardiac conditions. He has developed an the interest and skills necessary to assist him in making the careful decisions with patients and their families that will help improve and prolong lives. He realizes that hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition that affects not only the patient, but also potentially their parents, children, siblings, and extended family. As such, each patient is approached from a fresh perspective and a thoughtful treatment plan is devised.
Dr. Heitner cares for many patients with cardiac amyloidosis in conjunction with a medical oncologist. Together they have helped patients through the difficult time of chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation with excellent results.

Dr. Heitner is also an expert in cardiac imaging, and has implemented the latest developments in cardiac ultrasound technology in to the echocardiography laboratory at OHSU. Through the use of contrast echocardiography, 3D echocardiography, and even newer promising technologies, Dr. Heitner is helping improve the detection of disease, as well as guide non-surgical repair of structural cardiac problems (e.g. transcutaneous valve replacements, septal defect repairs)

Dr. Heitner is married to a medical oncologist, also practicing at OHSU. They have two daughters and they enjoy spending time outdoors with their family.


  • M.D., 1999, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Residency:

    • Internal medicine – Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia
  • Fellowship:

    • Cardiology – Cooper University Hospital, Camden, N.J.
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Internal Medicine, internal medicine (2007)


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships and associations

  • American College of Cardiology

Patient ratings

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