Susan A Higgins MD

Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Associate Director, Department of Therapeutic Radiology Residency Training Program

Specialties & Subspecialties

Cancer Center, Yale: Breast Cancer Program | Gynecologic Oncology Program

Therapeutic Radiology/Radiation Oncology

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Education & Training

  • M.D., University of Rochester (1990)
  • Resident, St. Mary's Hospital, University of Rochester , Internal Medicine (1990 - 1991)
  • Intern, St. Mary’s Hospital, University of Rochester , Internal Medicine (1990 - 1991)

Patient Care

Accepts New Patients? Yes | Patient Type: Adult | Accepts referrals from patients


Clinical Interests

Breast cancer; early stage breast cancer; locally advanced breast cancer; breast conservation therapy; general radiation therapy; partial breast radiation therapy; intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT); radiation techniques; lymphedema; gynecological cancer; brachytherapy; cervix cancer; vaginal cancer; uterine cancer; vulvar cancer; ovarian cancer; intracavitary radiation therapy; interstitial brachytherapy; high dose rate brachytherapy; low dose rate brachytherapy


Cancers Treated

Anal, Brachytherapy, Breast, Cervix, Ovary, Uterus, Vagina & Vulva


Board Certifications

  • Radiation Oncology, Board Certified (1995)

Clinical Trials

ConditionsStudy Title
Breast - FemaleSINGLE ARM, NEOADJUVANT, PHASE II TRIAL OF PERTUZUMAB AND TRASTUZUMAB ADMINISTERED CONCOMITANTLY WITH WEEKLY PACLITAXEL AND FEC FOR CLINICAL STAGE I-III HER2-POSITIVE BREAST CANCER
RectumKD018: Pilot Trial of KD018 with Neo-Adjuvant Concurrent Chemo-Radiation Therapy in Patients with Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer
Impact of the ONCOTYPE DX DCIS Score on Treatment Decision Making in Patients with Ductal Carcinoma in Situ

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