Dr. Hickner is a board-certified OB/GYN physician with over 25 years of experience solving clinical problems in Women’s Health. He has completed the Fellowship in Surgical NaProTechnology jointly offered by Creighton University School of Medicine and the Pope Paul VI Institute in Omaha, Nebraska.
Dr. Hickner has a special interest in robotic-assisted and other minimally invasive surgeries for Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovarian Disease. He also provides personalized medicine and targeted therapies utilizing the latest medical evidence. He has a specific interest in treating infertility and other gynecologic disorders. Dr. Hickner takes a unique approach to Women’s Health all the while embracing Catholic Church teaching.
Dr. Hickner performs surgery at Saint Joseph Mercy in Ann Arbor and sees patients in the office at Arborwoman health, the women’s health department of Emmaus Health, in Ann Arbor.
After practicing out West for the past 5 years, Dr. Hickner and his wife are happy to return to their native Michigan to be closer to their grown children and old friends. Formerly, the Hickners lived in Grand Rapids for 20 years, where they raised their 4 children and were very active in the Catholic community.
Dr. Hickner received both B.S. in Biochemistry and his M.D. at Michigan State University. His residency training in OB/GYN was at Washington University and Saint John’s Mercy Hospital, both in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Hickner also has an extensive background in medical education, having served as an OB/GYN Clerkship Director for third year medical students and as an attending physician for OB/GYN residents in training.
Dr. Hickner has a vision of women’s health that embraces the supreme gift of fertility, the beauty of nuptial love, and the truth of the person. His goal is to incorporate these sublime values into the everyday patient encounter. He believes that just as nature is sacred, so, too, the human person is sacred. Women especially reveal this mystery. Dr. Hickner believes that women have a knowledge all their own which provides them with true control. He encourages his patients to take advantage of their Feminine Genius as he educates them to achieve optimal health. Dr. Hickner is delighted to bring this approach to Ann Arbor and beyond.
Obstetrics and Gynecology