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Michaela J. (Michaela) Higgins, MB BCh

  • Phone: 617-724-4800
Department of Medicine


  • Cancer Center
  • Breast Cancer
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MB. BCh, University College Dublin School of Medicine
Residency, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship, Midwestern Regional Hospital
Fellowship, St. James Hospital
Foreign Languages
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Accepting New Patients


Dr. Michaela Higgins is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Attending Physician with the Breast Cancer Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Higgins attended medical school at University College Dublin in her native Ireland. She completed her residency in Dublin and trained for two years as a fellow in Medical Oncology in Ireland before moving to the USA and completing a 3 year fellowship in Medical Oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Higgins was awarded an American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award in 2009 and served as Chief Fellow in Medical Oncology during her last year at Johns Hopkins. She is the recipient of a 2012 Conquer Cancer Foundation Career Development Award.

Dr. Higgins' research focus is on the incorporation of novel agents to overcome resistance to standard therapies in breast cancer. She is Principal Investigator of several clinical trials being offered to breast cancer patients.


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