Meghan A. Higman MD, PhD

Meghan Higman

Meghan A. Higman
MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatrics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology; Pediatrics

Contact Information
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Department of Pediatrics
Elm and Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263
Phone: (716) 845-2333
Fax: (716) 845-8003
mhigman@buffalo.edu


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Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2001)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Children‘s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (1998)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, Children‘s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (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)

Employment:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2006-present)
  • Attending Physician, Hematology/Oncology, Pediatrics, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (2006-present)
  • Attending Physician, Hematology/Oncology, UBMD Pediatrics, Oishei Children's Hospital (2006-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Oncology, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (2006-present)
  • Fellowship Program Director, Hematology/Oncology, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2006–2018)
  • 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 (2014-2018)


Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Fung HC, Higman MA, van Besien K. "Stem Cell Transplantation". American Society of Hematology Self-Assessment Program, 3rd Edition. 2007.
  • Higman MA. "Leukemias and Lymphomas". Principle Practices of Pediatric Surgery. 2004.
  • Vogelsang G, Huff CA, Higman MA. "Stem Cell Transplantation". American Society of Hematology Self-Assessment Program, 2nd edition. 2004.

Abstracts:

  • Liu H, Hahn T, Wilding G, Groman A, Bambach BJ, Higman MA, Ross M, Chen GL, McCarthy PL. Fludarabine, Melphalan and Low Dose Total Body Irradiation for Reduced Intensity Conditioning (RIC) Prior to Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (AlloHCT). Blood. 2011; 118(21).
  • Hepgur M, Saito NG, Hahn T, Starostik P, Wallace P, Bambach BJ, Higman MA, Dubel K, McCarthy PL, Khan A, Battiwalla M. Atypical Presentation of Vaginal GvHD with Multiple Abdominal Pain Crisis. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2010; 16(2).
  • Hepgur M, Saito NG, Hahn T, Starostik P, Wallace P, Bambach BJ, Higman MA, Dubel K, McCarthy PL, Battiwalla M. Early Complete Donor Lymphoid Chimerism with Fludarabine, Melphalan and Low Dose (400CGY) Total Body Irradiation Reduced Intensity Conditioning. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2010; 16(2).
  • 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, Schwartz CL, Chen L, Chen AR, Freidman D, Hutchinson R, Kahwash SB, Orr C, Ambinder RF. Epstein Barr Viral DNA in the Serum of Children and Adolescents with Hodgkin Disease and Early Response to Chemotherapy. J Clin Oncol. 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).
  • Jacobsohn D, Browning B, Thormann K, Higman MA, Phelps ML, Chen AR, Vogelsang GB. Pentostatin: Efficacy in Refractory Chronic GVHD in Children. Blood. 2004; 104(11).

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Clinical Research (2000–2001)
  • American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • American Society for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

Presentations:

  • "Pediatric Cancer" Oncology for Scientists, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2017)
  • "Supportive Care for Pediatric Patients" Pediatric Resident Lecture, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2017)
  • "Design Cancer Therapies: An Overview of Targeted Cancer Therapy" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2012)
  • "Fludarabine, Melphalan and Low Dose Total Body Irradiation for Reduced Intensity Conditioning (RIC) Prior to Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (AlloHCT)" Annual Meeting, American Society of Hematology (2011)
  • "Atypical Presentation of Vaginal GvHD with Multiple Abdominal Pain Crisis" Annual Meeting, American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (2010)
  • "Early Complete Donor Lymphoid Chimerism with Fludarabine, Melphalan and Low Dose (400CGY) Total Body Irradiation Reduced Intensity Conditioning" Annual Meeting, American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (2010)
  • "Basics of Chemotherapy" Pediatric Resident Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Cord Blood: Should We Save the Baby‘s Cord Blood?" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "What Should I Do with My Cord Blood?" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Neuroblastoma" Pediatric Surgery Teaching Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2007)
  • "Cord Blood Transplantation - The Ins and Outs of Talking to Parents" Pediatric Trends, Johns Hopkins University (2005)
  • "Lymphadenopathy in Children and Adolescents" Pediatric Trends, Johns Hopkins University (2002)
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Service Activities:

  • Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center: Institutional Review Board III; Co-Chair (2008–present)
  • Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center: Institutional Review Board III; Board Member (2007–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Committee for Hematology/Oncology Center of Excellence; Committee Member (2006–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellows Conference; Advisor (2001–2006)
  • Johns Hopkins University: Oncology Diversity Action Council; Member (2001–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Pediatric Oncology Performance Improvement Committee; Committee Member (2000–2006)
  • Camp Sunrise; Director (1999–2005)
  • Children‘s Oncology Group: Hodgkins Disease Steering Committee; Committee Member
  • Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan of Maryland End of Life Committee; Committee Member
  • Hodgkin‘s Disease Biology and Banking Subcommittee; Committee Member

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Contact Information

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Department of Pediatrics
Elm and Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263
Phone: (716) 845-2333
Fax: (716) 845-8003
mhigman@buffalo.edu

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