Woman smiling in a well lit lobby.

Heather L. Jefford, APRN, DNP, CNS

General Surgery

About This Provider

Heather began her career in medicine as a registered nurse before becoming a nurse practitioner. She received her undergraduate degree from Bradley University and her graduate and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees from St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill.

She chose surgery because of a general surgery clinical rotation in school where she found she enjoyed the complexity and variety of the patients. She works with bariatric and surgical oncology patients with liver and pancreatic cancer.


Board Certifications

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
  • Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing
  • American College of Surgeons