Melissa Heinert, MPAS, PA-C

Heinert.jpgMelissa Heinert, MPAS, PA-C

For Patient Appointments Call 402.552.6007

Clinic Practice Location
Poynter Hall
42nd and Dewey, SW corner, 5th floor

Academic Office
510 S 42nd Street 
Omaha, NE 68198-5578
Phone 402.552.6007

Education
Master of Physician Assistant Studies,
UNMC, 2019
Bachelor of Science in Biology,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2015

Biographical Sketch:
Melissa Heinert completed Physician Assistant education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is currently the working as the Physician Assistant for the Consult Liaison (CL) Psychiatry service at the University of Nebraska Medical Center with Dr. Meghan Sheehan and Dr. Ashish Sharma. This subspecialty of psychiatry focuses on the care of complex patients with both psychiatric and medical conditions. As a CL Psychiatry PA she works very closely with other medical specialties including: Bone Marrow Transplant, Liver Transplant, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Trauma, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is most passionate about treating complex cases such as catatonia, neuromalignant syndrome, polypharmacy in geriatric patients, and new-onset psychosis.

Melissa Heinert is a member of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. In addition to her clinical work, she has a passion for teaching PA and medical students via formal lectures and clinically as they rotate on the service. She helps orchestrate and improve patient care continuity on the CL Team as students, psychiatry residents, neurology residents, and attending physicians alternate on a regular basis. She is very grateful to have the opportunity to advocate and care for medically and psychiatrically vulnerable patients, and teaching others to do the same.

Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Member since 2020
American Academy of Physician Assistants, Member since 2020