Clinical Assistant Professor
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology; Pediatrics
My name is Meghan Higman and I am a Pediatrician who treats children, adolescents and young adults who have blood disorders and cancers. This includes care for children with illnesses such as anemia, platelet problems, white blood cell abnormalities, bleeding disorders as well as cancers such as leukemias, lymphomas and other cancers. Together with our talented team, we care for the children of Western New York at John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital (OCH) and at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (RPCCC).
I focus my research and a majority of my clinical work on the care of patients who need a stem cell transplant to cure their disease. While we continue to make great strides in the care of young people with cancer and other disorders of the blood, some are cured only by replacing their bone marrow and immune cells with new cells from donors. We work as a team to limit complications while curing their disease.
My interests include supporting the whole patient and family through this experience. This includes with the assistance of our excellent psychosocial team, patients are brought through the transplant process. Patients are enrolled on clinical trials when possible to provide State of the Art therapy.
I work to teach the next generation of physicians through my teaching of the medical students of the Univ. Of Buffalo, residents in pediatrics and other specialties and fellows as well. Modeling a team approach with the child and the family at the center of our care.