Kristin Higgins, M.D., specializes in the treatment of lung and head and neck cancers. She completed residency in Radiation Oncology at Duke University, as well as an internship in internal medicine. She attended medical school at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. She earned a B.S. in neuroscience at Vanderbilt University and graduated magna cum laude. Throughout her training Dr. Higgins received numerous honors, including
induction into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and the Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award at Duke University, and the ASCO Bradley Stuart Beller Merit Award.
Dr. Higgins is an Associate Professor within the Emory School of Medicine and serves as the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at the main campus location. She leads numerous Winship Clinical Trials that examine innovative treatment approaches in the treatment of lung cancer. One such clinical trial is LU005, A NRG Oncology/Alliance study comparing chemoradiation with or without immunotherapy for limited stage small cell lung cancer. This clinical trial is funded by the National Cancer Institute and provides a novel treatment approach for patients with newly diagnosed small cell lung cancer.
Dr. Higgins has authored and coauthored over 60 scientific, peer-reviewed manuscripts and abstracts and given many oral presentations at national and international meetings.
Dr. Higgins is a member of multiple professional organizations including the American Society for Radiation
Oncology, the American Board of Radiology, the International Association for the study of Lung Cancer, The American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group.
In her free time, Dr. Higgins enjoys spending time with her husband Darren and her small children, Hunter and Parker. She also enjoys running, traveling, reading, fine dining, and wine tasting.