Mikhail C.S.S. Higgins, MD MPH, a native of Nassau, Bahamas, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Interventional Radiology in the Department of Radiology at Boston Medical Center. He received his BA from Macalester College (Saint Paul, MN), and MD from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He holds an Advanced Professional MPH with a concentration in Health Care Policy and Health Care Administration from Yale University.
He completed a residency in Radiology as well as a 4th year concentration in Interventional Radiology (IR) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a fellowship in IR at the University of Virginia and is a diplomat of the American Board of Radiology. At Boston Medical Center, he serves as the Associate Program Director for the Early Specialization in Interventional Radiology pathway and as the Director of the Radiology Medical Student Selective and Electives. He is the Founding Chair of RISQCS (Radiology Interventions Safety Quality and Complications Symposium), a dedicated medicolegal, patient-safety, and risk management IR educational initiative for medical students, IR trainees and practicing IR’s, and which has been endorsed by the Society of Interventional Radiology.His professional interests include patient safety and risk management in IR, engaging resilience and vitality as antidotes for Burnout, optimizing medical student and trainee education, diversity and inclusion enrichment, as well as interprofessional management of frostbite.
Dr. Higgins is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He has received numerous awards for his performance in medical and graduate school including the Isadore Meschan Award for Academic Excellence in Radiologic Sciences (Wake Forest School of Medicine), Outstanding Community Service Award (Yale University), and the Cortlandt Van Rensselaer Creed Award (Yale School of Public Health). He is the founder and former managing editor of OASIS, an anthology journal for medical students he created at Wake Forest University. He is the cofounder of the UPHS-CHOP Alliance of Minority Physicians (AMP), a grant and multi-institutional funded diversity and inclusion enhancement coalition of the University of Pennsylvania Health System Hospitals (UPHS) and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He was nominated by AuntMinnie.Com as Semifinalist for Most Influential Radiology Researcher in 2020 and was inducted in the Boston University Medical Group's Clinical Excellence Society in 2021. He is the 2022 recipient of the William Cranley Medical Student Teaching Award. He is the Vice Chair of the American College of Radiology's (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria expert panel on Interventional Radiology and is a member of the ACR's Commission on Women and Diversity as well as the ACR's Subcommittee on Appropriateness Criteria Methodology.
He has extensive experience mentoring underrepresented high school and college students. In his personal time, he serves as a certified yoga instructor as well as a high performance coach for professional athletes and other performance-minded individuals.