Susan A Higgins MD

Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Associate Director, Department of Therapeutic Radiology Residency Training Program

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Office of Student ResearchCancer Center, Yale: Breast Cancer Program; Gynecologic Oncology Program; Radiobiology & RadiotherapyTherapeutic Radiology/Radiation Oncology: Breast Cancer Radiotherapy Program; Gynecologic Radiotherapy Oncology; Shoreline Medical Center; Therapeutic Radiology - Patient Care | Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive SciencesRadiobiology and Radiotherapy

Research Interests

Breast cancer; Breast reconstruction; General radiation therapy; Radiation techniques; Gynecologic cancer; Cervical cancer; Vulvar cancer; Ovarian cancer; Vaginal cancer; Uterine cancer; Intracavitary brachytherapy; Interstitial brachytherapy more...


  • M.D., University of Rochester, 1990

Selected Publications

  • Locoregional relapse and distant metastases in conservatively managed triple negative early-stage breast cancer. Haffty BG, Yang Q, Reiss M, Kearney T, Higgins SA, Weidhaas J, Harris L, Hait W, Toppmeyer D. J Clin Oncol 2006 Dec 20;24(36):5652-7. Epub 2006 Nov 20.
  • Milgrom, S and Higgins SA. Management of cellulitis in patients with breast cancer. J Support Oncol. 7(5): 174-6, 2009
  • Clinical Utility of the Modified Segmental Boost Technique for Treatment of the Pelvis and Inguinal Nodes. Moran MS, Castrucci WA, Ahmad M, Song H, Lund MW, Mani S, Chamberlain D, Higgins SA. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 Mar 15;76(4):1026-36.



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