Laurence Higgins, MD, MBA
Laurence Higgins, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon recently named as Vice President of Strategic Development, for Arthrex, a global leader in orthopedic product development and medical education for orthopedic surgeons. In this position, he oversees clinical and outcomes research with Arthrex’s Surgical Outcome System™. He will also contribute to product development, medical education and health care administration relations.
Dr. Higgins obtained his medical degree with Distinction in Research from the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine in Stony Brook, NY, before completing his orthopedic residency at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. Following his residency, he completed a sports medicine and shoulder surgery fellowship at The Center for Sports Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Higgins achieved the position of Head of Sports Medicine at Duke University and basketball team physician during his tenure from 1998 to 2005. While at Duke, he founded the Centers for Excellence in Surgical Outcomes at Duke University Medical Center demonstrating his long-term interest in Outcomes Research.
From 2006 to 2018, Dr. Higgins served as the Chief of the Brigham & Women’s Hospital Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery in Boston.
In 2015 he graduated from the Sloan School of Management at MIT earning his MBA degree, to further his impact upon value driven health care. He has authored more than 175 peer reviewed publications and chapters and has led both prospective and retrospective clinical studies. Recently, his work has focused on the cost arena, including cost effectiveness, process improvement and bundled payment strategies.