Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Cancer Cell Biology
Area of Interest
Dominique Higgins, MD, PhD, specializes in neurosurgical oncology and the treatment of brain tumors. His research focus is the treatment of malignant brain tumors, including glioblastoma.
Awards and Honors
- Career Development Award, Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials Program, 2023
- UNC School of Medicine DEI Grant, UNC-Chapel Hill
- Minority Scholars Fellowship, American Academy of Neurology
- Bonner Scholarship, Mayo Medical Scientist Training Program
News and Stories
Cancer center faculty receive career development awards from the Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials Program
Yara Abdou, MD, Dominique Higgins, MD, PhD, and Joannie Ivory, MD, recently received career development awards from the Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials Program.
What you need to know about glioma brain tumors
UNC Lineberger's Dominique Higgins, MD, PhD, a neurosurgical oncologist, shares what gliomas are and how they’re treated.
Ukrainian refugee seeks brain tumor treatment at UNC Health
Hanna was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, which required a highly skilled and experienced neurosurgeon and is an area of expertise for neurosurgical oncologist Dominique Higgins, MD, PhD.
Scientific retreat underscores impact and promise of cancer center’s research
UNC Lineberger's annual scientific retreat brought together faculty, staff and trainees to learn about the latest research at the cancer center.