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Forty-ninth Legislature - First Regular Session
 
 
  Matt Heinz

Matt Heinz

Democrat
District 29

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 126
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-3424
Fax Number: (602) 417-3129

 

About Matt Heinz
Matt graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI and moved to Tucson after accepting a position in the University of Arizona Internal Medicine Residency Program.  Attracted by the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Tucson’s home-town atmosphere, and most of all, by the friendly and welcoming people, he settled in the area immediately.  Matt currently practices at Tucson Medical Center as a hospital physician, treating patients with serious illnesses requiring hospitalization.

Background
Matt was born in the small town of Midland, Michigan, where his parents remain today. His mother, Janice Heinz, grew up in Colorado and is the daughter of a Lebanese immigrant. Gerald Heinz, Matt’s father, was born to parents of German descent and was raised in rural Nebraska. Gerald and Janice met in Colorado and then relocated to Midland after getting married. Matt’s parents emphasized religious life and they attended Lutheran services every Sunday. Matt spent four years living with his family in the Netherlands during his youth. He has one sister living in the Phoenix area and three other sisters who have settled throughout the country with their families.

Education
Matt attended public elementary and secondary schools in Midland, graduating from H. H. Dow High School. Matt then studied at Albion College, a small liberal arts college in Michigan.

At Albion, Matt expanded his critical thinking skills and was invited to participate in multiple summer research fellowships, resulting in his first scientific publication. Matt graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry and with Spanish language proficiency. He completed a departmental honors thesis in Chemistry and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

After four years at Albion, Matt began his professional training at Wayne State University School of Medicine. During his medical education he attended to patients in clinics and hospitals throughout metropolitan Detroit, including many inner-city areas. He was granted a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Harvard Medical School and spent the summer of 2000 conducting stem cell research.

Matt was drawn to just about every facet of medicine at Wayne. However, he ultimately decided to pursue residency training in internal medicine because of the close relationships internists tend to form with their patients. Additionally, Matt found himself comfortable in this element, owing this to the deductive reasoning and problem-solving required to diagnose and treat patients suffering from one or more of the vast number of adult diseases.

Experience
Matt was intimately involved with every aspect of patient care during his time as a resident physician at University Medical Center, Tucson Medical Center, and the Southern Arizona VA. He worked with patients in the emergency department, made daily rounds, and helped implement post-hospitalization care plans. As a resident, he functioned as a clinician as well as a coordinator for medical treatment. In these roles, he experienced firsthand the complexities of multiple health care systems—including a private community hospital, a large research institution, and government-administered medical care.  At TMC, he applies his multidisciplinary training as he cares for patients who are seriously ill and require close monitoring in the hospital for their treatment.


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HB2218 C consumer reporting agencies; information sales
HB2219 C legislators; disclosure of interest
HB2231 C bald eagle; endangered species act
HB2290 P health spa contracts; military members
HB2432 C school board membership; family members
HB2454 P homeowners' associations; initiatives
HB2455 P nondiscrimination; accommodation; employment; housing
HB2464 P tenant notice; foreclosures
HB2517 C kennel inspections; counties
HB2519 P pseudoephedrine products; pharmacies
HB2520 P salvia divinorum; unlawful acts
HB2521 P university tuition; fund sweeps; prohibition
HB2523 P schools; noncertificated business managers
HB2526 P veterans' organizations; solicitations
HB2528 P preexisting condition exclusion; pregnancy
HB2529 P energy policy study committee
HB2543 P unmarried couples; responsibilities.
HB2544 P schools; sex education
HB2555 P schools; eye examinations
HB2556 P* AHCCCS; health information exchanges
HB2557 P* accountable health plan consumer committee
HB2579 P presidential preference election; independent voters
HB2586 C fuel taxes; amount; annual adjustment
HB2588 P insurance; adult children; continued coverage
HB2589 P employment security; amount of benefits
HB2592 C drug offenses; public parks; sentencing
HB2595 P civil actions; false claims actions
HB2596 P disabled employees; employer harassment
HB2599 P insurance; mental health coverage; parity..
HB2600 C assessment ratio freeze; class one
HB2601 P foreclosures; limitation; affidavit
HB2606 P civil rights; discrimination; employment
HCM2003 C Washington, D.C.; voting representative
HCM2009 C opposing federal firearms legislation
HCR2009 C legislative referenda; limitation
HCR2036 PZ supporting the citizens of Iran
HR2001 P David Hurt; death resolution
SB1121 C tax credit; schools; classroom materials
SB1122 C school construction moratorium; land acquisition
SB1312 P perinatal mood disorder study committee
SB1410 P schools; harassment; bullying; protected classes.
SB1411 P seat belt violations
SCR1028 P health care decisions week
SCR1029 P perinatal mood disorders

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