H. William Higgins II, M.D., M.B.E.

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology
Department: Dermatology

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Department of Dermatology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
B.A. (Economics )
Connecticut College, 2003.
M.B.E. (Bioethics)
University of South Florida, 2005.
M.D. (Medicine )
Florida State University, 2009.
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Selected Publications

Veerabagu S, Lukowiak T, Perz A, Cheng B, Miller CJ, Sobanko JF, Shin TM, Higgins WH, Giordano CN, McMurray SL, Krausz AE, Etzkorn JR: Postoperative patient quality of life improves following interpolated flap repair of nasal Mohs surgery defects: a multi-center prospective cohort study. American College of Mohs Surgery Virtual Annual Meeting May 2021.

Veerabagu S, Fix WC, Cheng B, Miller CJ, Sobanko JF, Shin TM, Etzkorn JR, Higgins WH, Giordano CN, McMurray SL, Krausz AE: Local recurrence rates and reconstruction after Mohs micrographic surgery for squamous cell carcinoma of the nail unit – a tertiary medical center experience. American College of Mohs Surgery Virtual Annual Meeting May 2021.

Veerabagu S, Aizman L, Cheng B, Miller CJ, Sobanko JF, Shin TM, Higgins WH, Giordano CN, McMurray SL, Krausz AE, Etzkorn JR: Impact of Electronic Prescribing on Opioid Prescriptions in Dermatologic Surgery. American College of Mohs Surgery Virtual Annual Meeting May 2021.

Aizman L, Damavandy AA, Snider CK, Lukowiak TM, Perz AM, Etzkorn JR, Beer J, Shin TM, Sobanko JF, Giordano CN, Higgins HW, Fischer J, Brody RM, Rogers H, Miller CJ: Incidence of and risk factors for neighboring synchronous skin cancers during Mohs micrographic surgery: A prospective cohort study. JAAD 2021.

Zargham H, Gabrielli S, Giordano CN, Higgins HW: Beyond Skin Tumors: A Systematic Review of Mohs Micrographic Surgery in the Treatment of Deep Cutaneous Fungal Infections. Dermatol Surg Sept 2020 Notes: Online ahead of print.

Beatson M, Misitzis A, Landow S, Yoon J, Higgins HW 2nd, Phibbs C, Weinstock MA: Predictors of Basal Cell Carcinoma and Implications for Follow-Up in High-Risk Patients in the Veterans Affairs Keratinocyte Carcinoma Chemoprevention (VAKCC) Trial. J Cutan Med Surg Sept 2020 Notes: Online ahead of print.

Aizman L, Barbieri, JS, Lukowiak TM, Perz AM, Sobanko JF, Shin TM, Higgins HW, Giordano CN, Maher IA, Golda N, Miller CJ, Etzkorn JR: Attitudes on Prophylactic Antibiotic Use in Dermatologic Surgery: A Survey Study of American College of Mohs Surgery Members. Dermatologic Surgery September 2020.

Shao K, Taylor L, Miller CJ, Etzkorn JR, Shin TM, Higgins HW, Giordano CN, Sobanko JF: The natural evolution of facial surgical scars: a retrospective study of physician-assessed scars using the Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale (POSAS) over two time points. Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Aug 2020.

Lukowiak TM, Aizman L, Perz A, Miller CJ, Sobanko JF, Shin TM, Giordano CN, Higgins HW 2nd, Etzkorn JR: Association of Age, Sex, Race, and Geographic Region With Variation of the Ratio of Basal Cell to Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinomas in the United States. JAMA Dermatol Aug 2020 Notes: Online ahead of print.

Aizman L, Miller CJ, Perz AM, Lukowiak TM, Cohen GC, Bean E, Hitchner MK, Etzkorn JR, Shin TM, Higgins HW, Giordano CN, Cohen JV, Miura JT, Sobanko JF: Low recurrence rates for challenging squamous cell carcinomas using Mohs micrographic surgery with AE1/AE3 cytokeratin immunostaining JAAD S0190-9622(20): 32113-7, Jul 2020.

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