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

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

General radiation therapy; breast cancer; early stage breast cancer; locally advanced breast cancer; breast conservation therapy; mammosite 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
Endometrial Cancer and Corpus UteriA Randomized Phase III Trial of Cisplatin and Tumor Volume Directed Irradiation Followed by Carboplatin and Paclitaxel vs. Carboplatin and Paclitaxel for Optimally Debulked, Advanced Endometrial Carcinoma (GOG 0258) (CIRB)
Breast - FemaleA Randomized Phase III Clinical Trial Evaluating Post-Mastectomy Chestwall and Regional Nodal XRT and Post-Lumpectomy Regional Nodal XRT in Patients with Positive Axillary Nodes Before Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Who Convert to Pathologically Negative Axillary Nodes After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy (NSABP B-51/RTOG 1304)

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