Welcome to James Higgins

James Higgins
Dear Colleagues,
Please join me in welcoming James Higgins to our Faculty at Michael Garron Hospital.

After completing his undergraduate and medical school training at Queen’s University, James moved home to Toronto for his Orthopaedic Surgery residency. He was certified as a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2018. He went on to complete two sub-speciality clinical fellowships; Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery at the University of Toronto in 2018/2019, followed by a fellowship in Trauma and Lower Extremity Reconstruction at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital in 2019/2020.

His clinical scope of practice includes hip and knee arthroplasty, trauma and related post-traumatic conditions, as well as management of upper and lower extremity sports injuries and degenerative conditions, including knee and shoulder arthroscopy.

He developed an active interest in quality improvement and innovation through eHealth strategies, such as mobile apps and artificial intelligence, during his time at the University of Toronto. He looks forward to translating these virtual healthcare strategies into patient’s care plans to encourage active involvement, minimize anxiety, and improve overall satisfaction.

He is excited to be able to work and serve in the community he grew up in and watch more championship banners raised at Scotiabank Arena.

Welcome, James – we’re looking forward to your future success!

All the best,

Peter C. Ferguson MD MSc FRCSC FAOA
Albert and Temmy Latner Chair
Division of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery
University of Toronto