Mikhail C.S.S. Higgins, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Dept of Radiology

MD, Wake Forest University
MPH, Yale University

Pronouns: he/him/his

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.

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  1. Higgins MCSS, Siddiqui AA, Kosowsky T, Unan L, Mete M, Rowe S, Marchalik D. Burnout, Professional Fulfillment, Intention to Leave, and Sleep-Related Impairment among Radiology Trainees across the United States (US): A Multisite Epidemiologic Study. Acad Radiol. 2022 May; 29 Suppl 5:S118-S125.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35241358
  2. Higgins MCSS, Beeram IR. The Imperative for Diversity and Inclusion in Interventional Radiology. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2021 09; 217(3):761-764. PMID: 34259545
  3. Higgins MCSS, Nguyen MT, Kosowsky T, Unan L, Mete M, Rowe S, Marchalik D. Burnout, Professional Fulfillment, Intention to Leave, and Sleep-Related Impairment Among Faculty Radiologists in the United States: An Epidemiologic Study. J Am Coll Radiol. 2021 09; 18(9):1359-1364.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33964230
  4. Higgins MCSS, Herpy JP. Medical Error, Adverse Events, and Complications in Interventional Radiology: Liability or Opportunity? Radiology. 2021 02; 298(2):275-283. PMID: 33320064
  5. O'Rourke-Suchoff D, Benitez S, Higgins MCCS, Stier EA. Diagnosis and treatment of women with radiologic findings suspicious for uterine arteriovenous malformations. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2021 Jul; 41(5):769-773.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33054446
  6. Ewen AM, Gittus N, Higgins MCSS, Palma S, Whitley K, Schneider JI. Program Administrator Burnout in Graduate Medical Education: a Longitudinal Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 11; 35(11):3248-3253.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32399913; PMCID: PMC7661571; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-020-05853-8;
  7. Lee J, Higgins MCSS. What Interventional Radiologists Need to Know About Managing Severe Frostbite: A Meta-Analysis of Thrombolytic Therapy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2020 04; 214(4):930-937. PMID: 32023122
  8. Ewen AM, Higgins MCSS, Palma S, Whitley K, Schneider JI. Residency and Fellowship Program Administrator Burnout: Measuring Its Magnitude. J Grad Med Educ. 2019 Aug; 11(4):402-409.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31440333; PMCID: PMC6699536; DOI: 10.4300/JGME-D-18-00860.1;
  9. Higgins MC, Hwang WT, Richard C, Chapman CH, Laporte A, Both S, Thomas CR, Deville C. Underrepresentation of Women and Minorities in the United States IR Academic Physician Workforce. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Dec; 27(12):1837-1844.e2. PMID: 27569677
  10. Higgins MCSS, Kandarpa K, Bettmann MA. Handbook of Interventional Radiologic Procedures (Kandarpa K, Machan L, Durham J, eds.). Commonly used medications. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia. 2016; 810-839.
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2022 JACR: Journal of American College of Radiology (JACR) "Best of 2021” Award
2022 Boston University: William Cranley Medical Student Teaching Award
2021 Boston Medical Center: Induction into the Boston University Medical Group Clinical Excellence Society
2021 Boston University: Ignition Award
2020 AuntMinnie.Com: Semifinalist for Most Influential Radiology Researcher
2015 University of Virginia: Best Educational Presentation
2015 Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA): Winner’s Circle
2012 Society of Interventional Radiology: Society of Interventional Radiology Resident-in-Training Scholarship
2010 Wake Forest University School of Medicine: Isadore Meschan Award for Academic Excellence in Radiologic Sciences
2010 Wake Forest School of Medicine: Wake Forest Medical Alumni Association Award
2009 Yale School of Public Health: Cortlandt Van Rensselaer Creed Award
2009 Yale University: Outstanding Community Service Award
2008 Alpha Omega Alpha: Honored Member
2008 Yale School of Public Health: Creed/Patton/Steele Endowed Scholarship
2007 Wake Forest University School of Medicine: Abbate Medical Mission Scholarship Award
2006 Lyford Cay Foundation: Graduate Merit Scholarship
2006 The Association of Black Cardiologists Inc: Dr. Richard A.Williams Award
2006 Wendall & Hattie Grigg Foundation : Grigg Memorial Scholarship
2005 Dr. Meyer Rassin Foundation: Medical Student Award

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