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

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Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology
Lab Director, Pennsylvania Hospital Mohs Micrographic Surgery Unit, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Dermatology
Secondary Fellowship Director, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Dermatology, Mohs Micrographic Surgery & Cutaneous Oncology Fellowship
Department: Dermatology

Contact information
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

Lin SK, Deitermann AM, Nugent ST, Banala M, Zhang E, Easo N, Haynes D, Daneshpajouhnejad P, Miller CJ, Etzkorn JR, Stull CM, Modi M, Sobanko JF, Giordano CN, McMurray SL, Walker JL, Zhang J, Nguyen HP, Higgins II WH, Jariwala NN: Treatment of melanoma and melanoma in situ on the hands and feet with Mohs micrographic surgery leads to lower local recurrence when compared with wide local excision. American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting Oct 2024.

Haynes D, Valdes K, Frankel D, Trifoi M, Miller CJ, Sobanko JF, Etzkorn JR, Giordano CN, Walker JL, Zhang J, Lewis DJ, Higgins II HW: Re-evaluating Tumor Staging Criteria in Merkel Cell Carcinoma Using the SEER Database. Poster Presentation, American College of Mohs Surgery Annual Meeting May 2024.

Sharma M, Lin SK, Russell LB, Deitermann AB, Lubeck M, Miller CJ, Etzkorn JR, Higgins II WH, Giordano CN, Walker JL, Zhang J, Sobanko JF: Methods of studying skin cancer treatment costs: A scoping review Clinical Research - Epidemiology and Observational Research. Society for Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting May 2024 Notes: Poster.

Valdes Morales KL, Frankel D, Trifoi MD, Naik A, Lubeck M, Perla G, Venkatesh S, Han NA, Wu G, Kuppusamy K, Haynes D, Lewis DJ, Giordano CN, Walker JL, Zhang J, Higgins II WH, Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF, Brody RM, Miller VJ: Sentinel lymph node biopsy in head and neck melanomas treated with Mohs Micrographic Surgery: A multidisciplinary approach. Poster Presentation, American College of Mohs Surgery Annual Meeting May 2024.

Frankel D, Valdes Morales KL, Trifoi MD, Lin SK, Deitermann AM, Banala M, Zhang E, Easo N, Lubeck M, Haynes D, Lewis DJ, Nugent ST, Daneshpajouhnejad P, Modi M, Sobanko JF, Giordano CN, Walker JL, Zhang J, Higgins HW, Jariwala NN, Miller CJ: Risk of positive margins, reconstruction before margin clearance, and local recurrence for acral melanomas treated with Mohs micrographic surgery versus conventional excision at a single academic institution. American College of Mohs Surgery Annual Meeting May 2024.

Trifoi M, Frankel D, Valdes Morales KL, Gupta R, Lubeck M, Lewis DJ, Sobanko JF, Walker JL, Higgins II HW, Miller: Differences in Subclinical Spread and Reconstruction Complexity between Melanoma in Situ and Malignant Melanoma on the Ear Treated with Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Poster Presentation at the 101st Atlantic Dermatological Conference Apr 2024.

Veerabagu SA, Zhang J, Krausz AE, Fix WC, Cheng B, Sobanko JF, Etzkorn JR, Shin TM, Higgins 2nd HW, Giordano CN, McMurray SL, Walker JL, Miller CJ: Low local recurrence rates after Mohs micrographic surgery for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the nail unit. J Am Acad Dermatol April 2024.

Haynes D, Rubin AI, Higgins 2nd HW: Treatment of Malignant Onychopapilloma With Mohs Micrographic Surgery: A Novel Approach to a Newly Described Nail Unit Malignant Neoplasm. Dermatol Surg Feb 2024.

Lin SK, Deitermann AM, Haynes D, Ricciardelli K, Etzkorn JR, Miller CJ, Higgins HW 2nd, Giordano CN, McMurray SL, Walker JL, Zhang J, Nguyen HP, Sobanko JF.: Impact of time to surgical treatment in Merkel cell carcinoma: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-based population study. J Am Acad Dermatol January 2024.

Lin SK, Deitermann AM, Haynes D, Ricciardelli K, Etzkorn JR, Miller CJ, Higgins HW 2nd, Giordano CN, McMurray SL, Walker JL, Zhang J, Nguyen HP, Sobanko JF: Impact of Time to Surgical Treatment in Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-based Population Study. J Am Acad Dermatol Sep 2023.

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