Postdoctoral Fellow, Oncology and Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2001)
Residency, Pediatrics, Children‘s Hospital of Pittsburgh (1998)
Internship, Pediatrics, Children‘s Hospital of Pittsburgh (1996)
PhD, Biochemistry, University at Buffalo, magna cum laude (1995)
MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo, magna cum laude (1995)
BA, Chemistry, Niagara University, summa cum laude (1986)
BS, Biology, Niagara University, summa cum laude (1986)
Assistant Professor, Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2006-present)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2006-present)
Fellowship Program Director, Hematology/Oncology, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2006-present)
Attending Physician, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UBMD Pediatrics, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2006-present)
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine (2001–2006)
Assistant Professor, Oncology, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine (2001–2006)
Awards and Honors:
Outstanding Female Graduate of Niagara Catholic High School (2004)
American Cancer Society: Mid-Atlantic Task Team Recognition for Outstanding Medical Team Leadership (2003)
Western New York Branch of the American Society for Microbiology: Erwin Neter Award (1993)
Niagara University: Dr. Thomas H. Morton Medal for Excellence in Biology (1986)
Father Dana Duggan Award (1986)
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd: America‘s Top Doctors (2014-2017)
Welch JJG, Schwartz CL, Higman MA, Chen L, Buxton A, Kanakry JA, Kahwash SB, Hutchison RE, Friedman DL, Ambinder RF. Epstein-Barr virus DNA in serum as an early prognostic marker in children and adolescents with Hodgkin lymphoma. Blood Advances. 2017; 1(11).
Horton TM, Sheehan AN, Lopez-Terrada D, Hutchison RE, Narendra S, Higman MA, Wu M-F, Liu H. Coordinate Regulation of NF-B Subunit Expression in EBV Negative, but Not EBV Positive, Pediatric Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Blood. 2008; 112(11).
Higman MA. Epstein Barr Viral DNA in the Serum of Children and Adolescents with Hodgkin Disease and Early Response to Chemotherapy. ASCO Annual Meeting Abstracts. 2008; 26(15S).
Mitchell S, Reeve B, Cowen E, Fall-Dickson J, Gilbert L, Guadagnini JP, Robinson M, Turner M, Willis G, Schubert M, Bolanos-Meade J, Higman MA, Jacobsohn D, Thormann K, Vogelsang G, Pavletic S. Feasibility and Reproducibility of the New NIH Consensus Criteria to Evaluate Response in Chronic GVHD - A Pilot Study. Blood. 2005; 106(11).
Bolanos-Meade J, Jacobsohn D, Anders V, Higman MA, Chen A, Phelps M, Vogelsang GB. Pentostatin Steroid-Refractory Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease. Blood. 2005; 106(11).