Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical Degree – University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas
Internship – University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Residency – University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Medical Association
Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Kansas City
Gynecological Society Kansas Medical Society
Overland Park Regional Medical Center
State of Kansas
Dr. J. Anthony Heit, MD
Born in Topeka, Kansas, Dr. Heit is one of the founding physicians at Kansas City ObGyn. He always strives to do what is best for the patient, and thoroughly enjoys developing relationships with each patient and her family.
“Each patient has a story to tell regarding her background, education, children and health concerns,” Dr. Heit said. “I enjoy learning that story from each patient.”
Dr. Heit is well-known for his careful and thorough approach to medicine, and is proud of the low complication rates he has achieved. He constantly pursues new knowledge, and works at staying up-to-date on new treatment options such as surgical techniques that allow patients to go home sooner, and with less post-operative pain. He takes special interest in general and high-risk obstetrical care, such as advanced maternal age, multiple gestation and preterm labor.
Patients choose Dr. Heit not only for his extensive experience in obstetrical care and surgery, but also how he partners with the patient into decisions about her health care. He clearly explains all of her options, and thoroughly answers all of her questions.
Dedicated to Helping Women
A proficient surgeon even during his training, Dr. Heit discovered his passion for helping women during his OB/GYN rotation in medical school.
“It is exciting and a privilege to help bring new life into the world,” Dr. Heit said. “I find it very rewarding to be able to be a primary care physician for women and their pregnancies, along with the ability to provide advanced surgical care for women’s surgical conditions.”
Much of Dr. Heit’s inspiration also comes from his wife and children. His family helped him realize the impact he could have on patients and their families, too, with a career in obstetrics and gynecology.
“My wife Terri and I had our first child while I was in residency, and subsequently had 3 other children,” Dr. Heit said. “I realized how important my family was to me and enjoy sharing family stories with patients as they become parents themselves.”
Education, Honors and Achievements
Dr. Heit graduated from Benedictine College in 1985, and completed his MD degree at the University of Kansas in 1989. His residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology was at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 1993, and he has practiced in Overland Park since then. Dr. Heit has also been board-certified by the American Board of OB/GYN since 1994, and completed recertification in 2013. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
He has been DaVinci robotic surgery trained since 2012, and holds appointments at both the Overland Park Regional Medical Center and the Overland Park Surgery Center. One of his specialty areas is minimally invasive surgery, including robotic gynecological surgery, laparoscopy, and urogynecological procedures for prolapse and incontinence.
With his many achievements, though, Dr. Heit says he is “most proud of earning the respect of patients, nursing staff and fellow physicians.”
Outside the Office
Dr. Heit is a family man. He and his wife, Terri, have four children - Katie, Paul, Emma and Ellie. He has always been a part of a close-knit family, and enjoys spending time with his parents, siblings and their families. The Heit family are members of Ascension Catholic Parish in Overland Park. Dr. Heit enjoys traveling, fishing, golf and working in the yard. He also enjoys taking on woodworking projects at home as a hobby.