Dr. Richard B. "Doc" Hecker, DO, FAOCA


SMU board committees

Institutional Advancement Committee
Special Projects

Educational background

COMS-Des Moines University, 1982-86
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Saint Martin’s College, 1980-81

Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Arts
Baylor University, 1975-77
Bachelor of Science in aviation sciences


Richard B. Hecker

Dr. Richard "Doc" Hecker is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and anesthesiologist. He practiced anesthesiology and critical care medicine at All Health Care Facilities, Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital, and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas and was senior aviation medical examiner at the Federal Aviation Administration in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Dr. Hecker helped found STAR Anesthesia PA in San Antonio and was assistant clinical professor of anesthesiology and both the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

In addition to his medical career, Dr. Hecker and his wife, Dr. Kelly Spence, own two investment companies, Hecker Investments, LLC and Paradox Investment, Ltd. Dr. Hecker is a 1981 graduate of Saint Martin’s College.