Raymond L. Heilman, M.D.

  1. Internist
  2. Nephrologist

Raymond L. Heilman, M.D., is a nephrologist in the Division of Nephrology with primary clinical focus in kidney and pancreas transplant. Dr. Heilman is the chair of the Division of Nephrology.

Areas of clinical expertise include:

  • Evaluation of patients before kidney and pancreas transplantation
  • Management of immunosuppression after transplantation
  • Evaluation and management of the complications after kidney or pancreas transplantation
  • Research interests include the study of using genomic biomarkers to manage immunosuppression and expanding organ availability by increasing the utilization of kidneys from deceased donors with acute kidney injury

Dr. Heilman is a member of the Executive Operations Team at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona.

  1. Kidney transplant
  • Kidney transplant outcomes
  • Immunosuppression
  1. 1985
    Fellow - NephrologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1983
    Resident - Internal MedicineSt. Joseph Mercy Hospital
  3. 1980
    MDUniversity of Illinois College of Medicine
  4. 1976
    BS - ChemistryUniversity of Tulsa


  1. 1983
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 1986
    NephrologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2012
    Mayo Clinic Distinguished Clinic Care Team AwardClinical Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona
  2. 2001
    Outstanding Faculty Members for Year 2001Clinical Reviews, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  3. 1996
    FellowAmerican College of Physicians

Professional memberships

  1. 2016
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican Transplant Congress
  2. 2016
    ModeratorConcurrent Oral Session, American Transplant Congress
  3. 2015
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican Transplant Congress
  4. 2014 - 2016
    MemberKidney Pancreas Community of Practice Executive Committee, American Society of Transplantation
  5. 2014 - present
    MemberExecutive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  6. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Transplant Surgeons
  7. 2013 - 2016
    MemberKidney Pancreas Advisory Council, American Society of Transplantation
  8. 2012 - present
    ChairTransplant Marketing Committee, Mayo Clinic Enterprise
  9. 2011 - present
    MemberMedical Advisory Committee, Arizona Branch, National Kidney Foundation
  10. 2010 - 2013
    ChairThree-Site Kidney Pancreas Transplant Practice Convergence Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
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Research activities

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