Dr Higgins

Professor of Medicine at The McGovern Medical School (University of Texas), Senior Cardiologist at Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, Director of Exercise Physiology, Memorial Hermann Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance, & a Sports Cardiologist with the Houston Rockets and Rice Athletics. He is a member of the Admissions Committee at McGovern Medical School.

  • M.D.: University of Queensland, Australia;
  • M.PHIL. Masters in Philosophy: University of Cambridge, England;
  • M.B.A.: George Washington University, Washington, DC – Honors

Cardiology Fellowship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital-Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. 
Received the prestigious annual Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award 8 times. His Research: (1) Screening athletes (2) Energy drinks (3) Smartphone Apps & Activity Trackers (4) Teaching young children first-aid.

He has appeared 700+ times on local TV & radio including CNN & ABC World News. He is the author of 3 books, 2 book chapters, 55 manuscripts, 308 web-based publications, 3 YouTube, 16 abstracts, and the Houston Chronicle newspaper 9 times. He is Chief Editor on a book on Apps, and is a co-author of the “Marvelous Maxx” picture book series designed to teach children first-aid, new words, and be comfortable with doctors’ visits.

He believes that exercise is medicine.” Completed 13 marathons & the 10×10 challenge (running 10 miles/day for 10 consecutive days = total 100 miles).

His favorite quote:

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” 
— Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh)


Medical Degree
University of Queensland, Australia
Masters Degree
Philosophy, University of Cambridge, England
Master Business Administration
The George Washington University, Washington, DC
University of Missouri-Columbia
Brigham and Women’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School