Dominique Higgins, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

UNC Health Provider

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Specialties

Neurosurgery, Cancer
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 8:00 AM - 4:30 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Hospitals Neurosurgery
102 Mason Farm Road
Third Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
US
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
984-974-8875

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Cancer

Subspecialties

  • Brain and Pituitary Tumors
  • Neuro-Oncology

Provider Details

Type: Clinician
Gender: Male

About Dominique Higgins, MD, PhD

I completed a dual MD/PhD program at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, appeasing both my interests in medicine and research. While at Mayo, I spent time in the tumor-focused labs, and eventually completed my PhD thesis on glioblastoma stem cells. During my time at Mayo, I felt I had found my passion where both my research and clinical interests came together, and I felt that I could make a mark on the progress that was being made. I went on to ...
I completed a dual MD/PhD program at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, appeasing both my interests in medicine and research. While at Mayo, I spent time in the tumor-focused labs, and eventually completed my PhD thesis on glioblastoma stem cells. During my time at Mayo, I felt I had found my passion where both my research and clinical interests came together, and I felt that I could make a mark on the progress that was being made. I went on to complete my residency training in neurosurgery at Columbia University’s Neurological Institute of New York. I also completed a brain tumor fellowship at the University of Miami, with an emphasis on minimally-invasive open and endoscopic surgical treatments for brain tumors.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Hospitals

Languages

  • English

Medical School

  • Mayo Clinic, 2015
  • Area: Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

Residency

  • Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 2021
  • Area: Neurosurgery

Fellowship

  • University of Miami, 2021 - 2022
  • Area: Neurosurgical Oncology

Bachelor of Science

  • Stanford University, 2002 - 2006
  • Area: Biological Sciences

Master of Science

  • Stanford University, 2007
  • Area: Biological Sciences
Neuro-oncology, brain tumor treatment

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
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