Dr. Robert D. Heros, M.D. specializes in pain management and minimally invasive interventions for back, neck, pelvis, and neuropathy-related conditions. As the President and Owner of Spinal Diagnostics, located in Tualatin, Oregon, Dr. Heros leads a private practice that provides a multidisciplinary approach to spine care.
He brings a wealth of experience to patients in Tualatin, Portland, and Newberg, Oregon. As a doctor of physiatry, and with board certifications in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. Heros also brings a unique passion to the practice. He enjoys helping patients achieve optimal health by acting as an intermediary between their primary care physicians and spinal surgeons.
Following his belief that every patient is unique and deserves the same care he would want for his own family, Dr. Heros develops the customized treatment they need to overcome pain. By taking the time to make an accurate diagnosis, and thoughtfully choosing highly focused treatments, pain relief is possible.
Dr. Heros has developed a passion for neuromodulation and the hope this treatment brings to patients with severe and chronic nerve pain. He’s at the cutting edge of this newly evolving technology and offers spinal cord stimulation and dorsal root ganglion stimulation.
He is a board-certified physician by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and an active member of multiple professional organizations. Some of them include the American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the International Neuromodulation Society, the American Society of Pain & Neuroscience, and the Pacific Spine & Pain Society.
His expertise has led him to chair various committees, including the Interventional Spinal Injection Service, the Surgical Subspecialty Spine Committee, the Multidisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Team, and the Quality Assurance Committee.
At Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dr. Heros was vital in coordinating the transfer of war casualties worldwide for specialized care. He also excelled in outpatient physiatry, focusing on musculoskeletal medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine, and pain management.
Dr. Heros' educational background includes a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals, where he served as Chief Resident during the 2002-2003 term.
He completed his transitional internship at the same institution. He obtained his Medical Doctorate (M.D.) from The University of Tennessee, Memphis, College of Medicine, following his undergraduate studies at St. Olaf College, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree.
With a commitment to delivering exceptional medical care, Dr. Heros has received multiple honors and awards. He was named one of Portland's Top Doctors in Pain Medicine by Portland Monthly Magazine in 2015 and 2016, an acknowledgment based on peer nominations and votes.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Heros has significantly contributed to clinical research. His research interests include neuromodulation and spinal cord stimulation, and he has authored or co-authored several publications in reputable medical journals. He also actively participates in committee appointments within the North American and International Neuromodulation Societies.
With his extensive knowledge and expertise in pain management and minimally invasive interventions, Dr. Robert D. Heros aims to provide exceptional attention to patients at Spinal Diagnostics.