Medical Director, Neurology for Quest Diagnostics and the Laboratory Director at Athena Diagnostics
Prior to joining Quest Diagnostics in 2012, Dr. Higgins was a Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College where he directed the Autism Research Program and was the principal investigator on several private foundation and NIH research grants focused on clinical neurogenetics. For over 10 years, he held senior leadership positions in the federal and state governments at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the New York State Department of Health. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology with board certifications in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics and Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has authored more than 90 peer‐reviewed publications, six book chapters, and eight reviews articles in the field of neurogenetics. He is the CLIA Laboratory Director at the Athena Diagnostics lab and is a Voluntary Clinical Professor of Pediatric Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Higgins earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Marist College and finished his medical degree at New York University.