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About Sara Higginson, MD

Sara Higginson, MD, is a board-certified surgeon who treats people with traumatic injuries caused by motor vehicle collisions or falls, and severe burn injuries. Her research seeks to identify patterns that lead to disproportionate representation of certain minority groups in the trauma patient population. This data will be used to help tailor trauma prevention programs in these groups.

Dr. Higginson completed fellowship training in critical care surgery at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she also did a fellowship in burn surgery. She did her general surgery residency at University of California, San Francisco-Fresno.

Dr. Higginson earned her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is board-certified in general surgery and critical care. She is a member of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the American Burn Association, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Higginson is also an associate fellow member of the American College of Surgeons.

Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, kayaking and crocheting.

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For more information, see Trauma Center and Burn Center.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH

Residency

  • UC San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA

Fellowship

  • University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2019-09-16

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • General Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Burn Injuries
  • Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries
  • Injuries From Falls
  • Acute Care Surgery
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted