Heather Mayer, certified physician assistant

“My heart has always been in pediatrics. There is so much joy in getting to know our patients and their families. Every shift is rewarding. Having grown up in Hampton Roads, it is a honor to work for CHKD and serve the children and parents of this community.”

Heather Mayer, PA-C

(757) 668-4851

College: Ferrum College

Graduate school: Stony Brook University


Mayer spent the first part of her career working for a Level 1 trauma center emergency room in Roanoke, VA, providing medical care to adults, adolescents and children. She found that her greatest passion was working with the kids and young adults.

Knowing she wanted to specialize in pediatrics, she moved back to her hometown of Newport News to complete CHKD’s Urgent Care Fellowship program. It was through this educational program that she found a love for the variety and complexity of urgent care.

In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking and paddle boarding, cooking, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. She also volunteers for medical missions, specifically in Haiti, and is interested in travel medicine for disaster relief.

Clinical Interests
  • Concussions/traumatic brain injuries
  • Global health and medical missions
  • Adolescent development
  • Preventative care and education