Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Abscess Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Surgery including Reconstruction and Mastectomy
  • Excision of Tumors and Lesions
  • Lymph Node Dissections, Biopsy or Excision



Houston Methodist Hospital
Breast Surgical Oncology
Houston, TX


Christus St. Joseph Hospital
General Surgery
Houston, TX

Medical School

University of Texas Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
Austin, TX

Undergraduate School

University of Dallas
Bachelor of Arts in English
Dallas, TX

Hospitals Affiliated With

Baylor Scott and White All Saints Medical Center
Fort Worth Surgery Center
John Peter Smith Hospital
Texas Health Resources Harris Methodist Hospital

Professional Associations

American Society of Breast Disease
2008 – Present

American Society of Breast Surgeons
2008 – Present

Society of Surgical Oncology
2008 – Present


Joseph D. Heyne, M.D., is a surgical oncologist specializing in benign and malignant diseases of the breast. He joined Texas Health Care in 2009 from the Komen/UT Southwestern Breast Fellowship Program in Dallas. A Southlake native, he received an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Dallas and his medical degree from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Houston and residency at The Methodist Hospital in Houston. Dr. Heyne is board-certified in General Surgery.

“I became a physician to combat human suffering with my head and my hands,” says Dr. Heyne, who followed in his parents’ footsteps in the medical field. “Surgery allows me to effect healing in a very tangible way.” Dr. Heyne decided to pursue a career in breast surgical oncology after training for several months at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. “As the most common female malignancy, breast cancer has little respect for age, race or socioeconomic status. My goal is to give women and men the upper hand in fighting this disease.”

Outside of his practice, Dr. Heyne enjoys art, literature and classical guitar. He relishes attending large family gatherings with his wife and three children.