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Heather Hedstrom, MD

Bay County's Premier Provider

of Brain & Spinal Surgery.

Dr. Heather Hedstrom founded Panama City Neurosurgery in 2016 to offer the highest quality of brain and spinal care to Bay County.  Dr. Hedstrom performs hundreds of successful surgical procedures each year and offers thorough patient consultations to consider all treatment plans, including non-surgical options.  She is also the only provider in Bay County specializing in both adult and pediatric neurosurgery.


Dr. Hedstrom, originally from Portage, Indiana, finished high school as valedictorian of her  class and was recipient of a National Merit Scholarship.  Numerous accolades and scholarships followed. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, with a double major in biology and Spanish.

Dr. Hedstrom is fellowship-trained and certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. She completed her neurosurgery residency training at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis in 2002. This was followed by the completion of a neurosurgery residency at the University of Kentucky in 2008. She continued her career at the Neurosurgery Center in Lansing, Michigan, in a facility that is affiliated with the Medical School at Michigan State University (MSU) where she held an academic position as Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery. Associate Clinical Professors of Medicine at MSU serve as the neurosurgeons to MSU Spartan Athletics.

Professional Organizations and Affiliations

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons

  • Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons

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