Years active at Yale: 1996-Present
Dr. Higgins is being recognized for excellence in clinical science, clinical care, teaching, and mentoring. She holds joint appointments in therapeutic radiology and obstetrics and gynecology. Her clinical work and research have focused on the treatment of women with breast and gynecologic cancer and she served as the director of the gynecologic clinical service in the Department of Therapeutic Radiology for 15 years. She also held leadership roles as a disease team leader for both gynecologic and breast cancers in the Smilow Cancer Center. She has received national recognition for her clinical expertise and has served as an oral board examiner for the American Board of Radiology and as a member of multiple national guidelines committees, including the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines Committee for the treatment of Cervical, Uterine and Vulvar Cancer.
Over the past 20 years Dr. Higgins has contributed to the educational mission of the Department of Therapeutic Radiology and the School of Medicine at multiple levels. She is recognized as a key leader in resident education within her department, serving as the Associate Director of the Residency Training Program for the past 14 years. In addition, she has taught and mentored hundreds of Yale medical students as well as residents and Fellows in all oncologic subspecialties.