Heather Alva is currently a Pediatric resident at Tulane University in New Orleans. She earned her medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University in 2016 and her undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 2010.
As a patient with type 1 diabetes for more than 18 years, Dr. Alva is passionate about bridging gaps between patients and physicians to improve the practice of patient-centric medicine. She enjoys reading, yard games, coffee, home-grown tomatoes, and year-round sunshine. Her phone is a repository for photos of her two very spoiled dogs, Hector and Wesley.