Joel J. Heidelbaugh, M.D., FAAFP, FACG

Joel J. Heidelbaugh, M.D., FAAFP, FACG

Professor, Family Medicine and Urology
Director, Medical Student Education

Department of Family Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
300 North Ingalls Street, NI4C06
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5435   


Dr. Heidelbaugh received his medical degree from Upstate Medical University at Syracuse in 1996, and completed his Family Practice residency at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, also in Syracuse, New York, in 1999. He is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He currently serves as the Director of Medical Student Education and Clerkship Director.

Dr. Heidelbaugh is actively involved in teaching both medical students and residents at Ypsilanti Health Center, and attends on the Department of Family Medicine's inpatient adult medicine at the University of Michigan Hospital. While he practices full spectrum family medicine (except active obstetrics), his clinical interests include preventive health screening for men, women and children of all ages; chronic disease management, men's health, urologic and gastrointestinal conditions, and many office-based procedures. 

He sees patients at Family Medicine at Ypsilanti Health Center →

Areas of Interest

Research Interests
  • Guideline development for gastrointestinal and urologic conditions
  • Primary care management of irritable bowel syndrome and gastrointestinal disorders
  • Male sexual disfunction
  • Medical student career choice
Clinical Interests
  • Preventive health maintenance and well exams for men, women and children of all ages
  • Chronic disease management (diabetes, heart disease)
  • Men's health and primary care urology (sexual dysfunction, testosterone deficiency)
  • Gastroenterology (gastroesophageal reflux disease [GERD], irritable bowel syndrome, dyspepsia)
  • Dermatology
  • Office-based procedures (skin biopsies, joint injections, ingrown toenail removal)
  • Prenatal care
  • Primary Care urology


Medical School
  • Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y., 1996
  • St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, N.Y., 1999
Professional Organizations
  • American Academy of Family Medicine
  • Urological Association International Society of Men's Health
  • American College of Gastroenterology American
  • FACG, Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology, AUA, Member, American Urological Association
Board Certification
  • Family Medicine


200 Arnet St.
Suite 200
Ypsilanti, MI  48198



Dr. Heidelbaugh's most recent curriculum vitae