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Ralph Heaven, M.D.

Ralph Heaven, M.D. Photo

Provider Type: Physician

Board Certifications:
  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology



Medical degree in 1983 from University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford, Illinois; categorical medicine internship and internal medicine residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 1983-1986; hematology/oncology fellowship at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 1991-1994.

Accolades & Memberships

Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas, American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine, American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Big Country Medical Society, and Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He was also named Texas Monthly Super Doctor 2014-2020.

Community Service

Dr. Heaven and his wife are active in our community, serving on multiple non-profit boards. In 2019 they were honored for HeArts for the ARTS by the Abilene Chamber of Commerce Cultural Affairs Committee.

What is your personal philosophy around patient care?

To provide quality cancer and hematology care for patients in the Big Country, enabling patients to get expert treatment close to family, friends, and home.

Other Information

Dr. Heaven served in the United States Army Medical Corp. as Lieutenant Colonel from 1983 to 1996. During his military career, he held appointments as Chief, Hematology/Oncology Service at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, and at Irwin Army Community Hospital, Fort Riley, Kansas, as Chief, Department of Medicine, Chief, Internal Medicine Service, and Chief, Respiratory Therapy Section. Dr. Heaven received Army Commendation Medals for Meritorious Service and Oak Leaf Cluster. He is currently the Cancer Committee Chairman at Abilene Regional Medical Center. He previously served as an Executive Committee Member and Chief of Staff at Hendrick Center for Extended Care in Abilene, Texas, as well as serving in numerous other appointments throughout his career.