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Stacy Higgins

Stacy Higgins, MDName:

Stacy Higgins, MD


Undergrad Institution; Degree and Major:

Dartmouth College – BA in Psychology

Medical School:

Cornell University

In practice since:


Your Specialty:

Internal Medicine

Where and for how many years did you train AFTER medical school:

3 years, Columbia Presbyterian

How did you choose your specialty?

  • Content interest- there was always new things to learn and puzzles to solve
  • Team comradery- people in Internal Medicine seemed to be like me
  • Ability to have long term, continuity relationship with patients

What do you like MOST, and like LEAST, about your specialty?

  • Most- patient relationships
  • Least- hmm, not sure

In your opinion, what attributes are important in anyone choosing this specialty?

  • Comfort with uncertainty
  • Patience for information gathering
  • Flexibility to modify diagnosis as new data comes in
  • Good listening and communication skills

Hobbies/special interests:

  • Running
  • Reading
  • Spending time with my family