Mrs. Heather Neighbors joined the faculty of the Physician Assistant Studies Program in August of 2018. She is a graduate of the UAB Surgical Physician Assistant Program and completed her studies in 2008. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Auburn University in 2004. Upon graduating from the PA program, Mrs. Neighbors joined a Vascular Surgeon in private practice in Birmingham, where she has practiced for the last ten years. While working in the operating room of multiple hospitals in Birmingham, Mrs. Neighbors recognized the vital importance of clinical training and experience. This knowledge motivated her to join the faculty of the PA program as the Director of Clinical Education. Mrs. Neighbors is committed to the education of our future Physician Assistants and is motivated to help provide the best didactic and clinical training to our students, using the wealth of knowledge she brings from her years of clinical experience. Mrs. Neighbors met her husband at Auburn University and they now have three boys. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling and pure barre.