Who We Are

Devin Gray, MD FACS

Senior Partner – General Surgeon

Dr. Devin Gray is the founder of Surgical Professionals, Inc. He is fully Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery.
He is a lifelong resident of the East Valley.

Dr. Devin Gray graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He attended the University of Texas Medical School and obtained his MD. He then completed his general surgical residency at the Maricopa Medical Center. Following this, he began his surgical practice in the East Valley.

He is a native Arizonan who lives in Mesa with his lovely wife and 7 children.

Meredith Heberer, MD

General Surgeon

Dr. Heberer is the latest addition to the Surgical Professional team. She received her general surgery residency training at the Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix. Although not a native Arizonan, she has come to love the people and climate of her new home. She offers a wide scope of surgical offerings to our practice and looks forward to enhancing surgical care throughout the East Valley.

Brian S. Ju, MD

Senior Partner – General Surgeon

Dr. Brian Ju is one of the senior partners in Surgical Professionals and has been working in the East Valley since 2005. He is fully Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery. He, his wife, and 3 children have made the East Valley home since 2005.

He obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University, in Ithaca, NY. After several years in brain development research, he obtained his medical degree at the Medical College of Pennsylvania.

After completing his active duty tour as a commissioned officer in the US Army, he completed his general surgical residency in Pittsburgh, PA. He then moved from the frigid weather of the Northeast to settle in the warm East Valley where he has practiced since.

Dr. Ju brings an extensive general surgical background to Surgical Professionals. He is versed in advanced laparoscopic techniques including robotic single incision surgery for gallbladder disease, laparoscopic hernia repair, and others. He would be happy to discuss the best surgical options for your unique situation.

Our Physician Assistants

Ryan Uerkvitz, PA-C

Physician’s Assistant

Born and raised in Southern Arizona, Ryan earned his Bachelor of Health Sciences from Arizona State University in 2008. He continued on to obtain a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from A.T. Still University in Mesa. A devoted husband and father of three sons, Ryan enjoys restoring classic cars, camping, and hiking throughout the state with friends and family.

 

Amalia Collins, PA-C

Physician’s Assistant

Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Amalia earned her Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from the University of Utah in 2011. Desiring a warmer climate, she moved to Phoenix, Arizona, and earned her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from A.T. Still University. She is the loving mother of one son and their favorite activities include swimming and hiking. Amalia is also passionate about spending quality time with her friends and family, riding her road bike, wakeboarding and refurbishing vintage furniture.

Our Wonderful Staff

Mesa Office
Cathy Thompson (office manager)
Chloe Rizzo
Jennifer Perez

Queen Creek Office
Michelle Kitchens

Chandler Office
Alissa Murray

Marketing Specialist
Cathy Thompson

What Our Patients Have to Say
JH

10 years ago, gall bladder, now hernia repair. I specifically went back to him because of his bedside manner and professionalism. I highly recommend him to anybody looking for a positive experience.

Jeff Hals /
AB

What can I say Dr. Ju did my very first ever surgery, and wow he was amazing, I was scared out of my mind but he made me feel comfortable, I healed nicely and was no longer in pain. He is an amazing surgeon god definitely blessed his ability.

Agina Blaw /
RM

Dr. Ju saved my life. I had surgery back in 2010 (almost 10 years ago). He is an amazing surgeon with a wonderful concern for his patients. His staff were also very professional and caring during a very difficult time in my life. Thank you, Doctor Ju.

Rose Martin /
WF

Dr Ju is amazing. It was my first surgery and I was scared. I came thru it no problems. Thank you!

Wendy Foody /
KG

Excellent bedside manner and surgical skill. Would definitely recommend him!

Karen Garcia /
SS

This Doctor saved my life and I have nothing but admiration for him. Dr. Brian Ju was my surgeon for the removal of my gall bladder 2 weeks ago. He is the most phenomenal and adept surgeon I’ve ever experienced. He even coordinated with the anesthesiologists to ensure that the anesthesia had anti-nausea elements because of my history with nausea!

Sherri Smith /
RK

Really trust this Dr. Ju. I am glad I had him to do emergency surgery on me and to put things back to normal.

Robyn Kleinman /
RR

I was fortunate have Dr. Ju for two surgeries. He was an excellent surgeon for one, and his bed side manor was outstanding. I felt very confident with Dr. Ju and his staff. If I were to have any procedures or surgeries done in the future, I would schedule them with Dr. Ju and the excellent staff at Surgical Professionals Inc. Thank you again to a wonderful professional staff.

Robert Reindl /
JM

AMAZING! Dr. Ju is an awesome Dr he did an emergency surgery on me, he was so calm and professional. He made what could have been a horrible experience so easy. Thank you, Dr. Ju,
I have had 2 surgeries by Dr. Ju, gallbladder removal & a small fatty tissue tumor in my lower back. Both we’re successful with no complications. Dr. Ju is not only highly skilled as a surgeon, but he is also very personal & compassionate.
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