Joel John Heidelbaugh MD

Joel John Heidelbaugh, MD

Professor, Family Medicine
Professor, Urology


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 is the Director for the Third Year Required Clerkship. 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. His clinical interests include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other disorders of the gastrointestinal system; preventive health screening for men, women and children of all ages; chronic disease management; men's health, dermatologic procedures, and prenatal care. Dr. Heidelbaugh's practice encompasses patients of all ages, with a wide spectrum of both medical and psychosocial disease states.

Areas of Interest


Family Medicine


  • Medical Student Career Choice
  • Overutilization of antisecretory therapy
  • Prostate cancer survivorship

Clinical Interests

chronic disease management, primary and preventive care, men's health, urology, gastroenterology


Medical School or Training

  • SUNY Syracuse College of Medicine, 1996


  • St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Family Medicine, NY, 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
  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology
  • Member, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
  • Member, International Society of Men's Health
  • Member, American Society of Men's Health

Board Certification

  • Family Medicine