(662) 327-7525

600 Leigh Drive | Columbus, MS 39705
2 Professional Plaza | Starkville, MS 39759

A native of Brooksville, MS, Dr. Heard graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS in 2004 with a BS in Microbiology. He received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, MS.  Dr. Heard completed his Internal Medicine residency at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC in 2011 and his Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN in 2014.  He joined Drs. Rawson, Williams, Johnson, and Johnston at Gastroenterology Associates of Columbus, P.A. in July 2014.

Dr. Heard maintains active privileges at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus and OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and the Mississippi State Medical Association. He is currently serving as vice-chair of the Department of Medicine at BMH-Golden Triangle.

Dr. Heard and his wife, Katie, have 2 children. They are active members at First Baptist Church in Columbus. They enjoy waterskiing during the summer, and Dr. Heard is an avid hunter in the winter. They also enjoy attending Mississippi State sporting events, especially football and baseball.


Specialty: Gastroenterology
Primary Office Location: Columbus, Mississippi
Secondary Office Location: Starkville, Mississippi
Licensure: Mississippi


Microbiology, B.S. - Summa Cum Laude
Mississippi State University, 2000-2004
Starkville, Mississippi

Medical School
University of Mississippi School of Medicine, 2004-2008
Jackson, Mississippi

Medical University of South Carolina, 2008-2009
Charleston, South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina, 2009-2011
Charleston, South Carolina

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2011-2014
Memphis, Tennessee


Gastroenterology Associates of Columbus, P.A., 2014-present
600 Leigh Drive
Columbus, Mississippi

Columbus Endoscopy Center, Inc., 2014-present
600 Leigh Drive
Columbus, Mississippi


Baptist Memorial Hospital
Columbus, Mississippi

OCH Regional Medical Center
Starkville, Mississippi


Certified in Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine: 2011
Certified in Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2014


Mississippi State Medical Association
American College of Gastroenterology

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600 Leigh Drive Columbus MS, 39705

2 Professional Plaza, Starkville, MS 39759