James P. Higgins, MD
Fellowship-Trained, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery
James P. Higgins, MD, is board certified in plastic surgery with a certificate of added qualifications in hand surgery. Dr. Higgins was named Top Doctor by Baltimore magazine again in 2017. He successfully completed the 2011 examination in the subspecialty of surgery of the hand.
Dr. Higgins earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the University of Rochester. He performed a hand surgery fellowship at the Raymond T. Curtis National Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore.
Dr. Higgins is the frequent recipient of professional awards and honors, including:
- 2010 American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Godina Traveling Fellow
- 2010 American Society of the Hand Travelling Visiting Professorship
- 2010 Inductee American Association of Plastic Surgeons
- Golden Apple Teaching Award from the Hand Surgery Fellows at Curtis National Hand Center
- Microsurgical Case of the Year Award: American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Dr. Higgins is the Chief of the Curtis National Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital of Baltimore. As such, he has the responsibility of leading the clinical, administrative, research, and teaching functions at the prestigious Curtis National Hand Center.
His numerous research studies and clinical trial research projects are published in prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals. He is a sought-after national and international presenter and visiting professor. He is a member of many national societies and committees in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, and the American Society of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Higgins is a founding member of the American Society of Reconstructive Transplantation and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Association of Plastic Surgeons.
James P. Higgins, MD, provides care at the main office of Greater Chesapeake Hand to Shoulder in Lutherville, Maryland.