Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Dermatology

Overview

Dr. Higgins completed his dermatology residency at Brown University. During his training he served as Chief Resident and was awarded the prestigious “Haffenreffer Family House Staff Excellence Award”, given annually to residents or fellows at Rhode Island Hospital who demonstrate exceptional qualities in clinical service, professionalism, leadership and scholarly activity. He then completed a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery, facial reconstruction, and cutaneous oncology at Yale University. There he also served on the faculty of Yale School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, as a clinical instructor. He is currently an assistant professor in the Brown Department of Dermatology. Dr. Higgins is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American College of Mohs Surgery. He currently practices Mohs microscopically controlled surgery, laser and cosmetic dermatology. He served as the Resident Representative to the Board of Directors of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and has been appointed to numerous leadership positions, including the American Academy of Dermatology’s Leadership Development Forum. His interests include cutaneous oncology, complex surgical management of skin cancers, and melanoma. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Dr. Higgins has also presented at numerous national meetings on skin cancer epidemiology. 

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