About John Higgins, MD

John Higgins, MD, is an Assistant Pathologist specializing in the interpretation of clinical immunology and hematology tests.  He is an Associate Professor of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School and has a research program developing mathematical models of disease processes with the goal of advancing science and providing new methods of diagnosis, patient monitoring, and treatment discovery.  Dr. Higgins was trained in clinical pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and has been on the staff of the Department of Pathology since 2009.

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Mass General Pathology
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-643-0800

Medical Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School/ BWH
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology

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Dr. Higgins studies the dynamics of human pathophysiologic processes by developing mathematical descriptions of complex human disease phenotypes and how they change over time.

See details at the Higgins Lab.


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