Heather  Hallman
Assistant Professor
School of Health Professions
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
2A26 CHS Building 2

Mrs. Heather Hallman attended University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) for both her graduate and undergraduate education. She earned her B.S. in Allied Health Sciences in 2009 and her M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies in 2014. Her clinical background includes rehabilitative medicine at Lakeshore Rehab Hospital as well as emergency medicine at Princeton Baptist Medical Center. She served as a preceptor at both facilities as well as adjunct faculty for UAB’s Physician Assistant program. In 2017, she joined UAB as an assistant professor and served as principal faculty until 2021. Her teaching experience primarily focuses on experiential courses such as history and physical exam, simulation and clinical procedural skills. Heather is truly passionate about fostering her student’s growth intellectually, professionally and spiritually as they use their knowledge and skills to provide care to our community. Heather and her husband, Chris, are excited to join the Samford family. Their favorite weekend past time is exploring the outdoors with their three children Gray, Reid and Maggie. 

Degrees and Certifications

  • MS in Physician Assistant Studies,  University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • BS in Allied Health Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham


  • Emergency Medicine

Involvement/Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants

Recent Publications

  • Xavier N, Hallman H, George R, Gilford, T, Estes R, et al. (2018). Clinical Implications and High Sensitivity Troponin. American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. ascls.118.000695.
  • Wang G1, Goebel JR2, Li C3, Hallman HG2, Gilford TM2, Li W4.J Neurol. 2019 May 20. doi: 10.1007/s00415-019-09381-2. [Epub ahead of print] Therapeutic effects of CPAP on cognitive impairments associated with OSA.
  • Xavier, N., Hallman, H., Powers, S., Dailey, K., King, J., Mock Resuscitation Simulations; A Collaborative Effort to Improve Team Skills and Care for Deteriorating Patients. Interprofessional Simulation Annual Symposium. Birmingham, Alabama. July, 2020

Research Areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Healthcare Simulation