Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. James Higgins BSc, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Higgins is a staff orthopaedic surgeon at Michael Garron Hospital and Lecturer in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. After completing his undergraduate and medical school training at Queen’s University, he 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 research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and won awards for his work on the use of mobile patient engagement apps in post-operative follow-up.

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. His goal has always been to restore quality of life to those affected by a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. He looks forward to serving the community that served him so well growing up and watching more championship banners raised at Scotiabank Arena.