Meghan Higman

Meghan A. Higman

Meghan A. Higman MD, PhD

UBMD Pediatrics


Pediatric Hematology-Oncology; Pediatrics

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

My name is Meghan Higman and I am a Pediatrician who treats children, adolescents and young adults who have blood disorders and cancers. This includes care for children with illnesses such as anemia, platelet problems, white blood cell abnormalities, bleeding disorders as well as cancers such as leukemias, lymphomas and other cancers. Together with our talented team, we care for the children of Western New York at John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital (OCH) and at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (RPCCC).

I focus my research and a majority of my clinical work on the care of patients who need a stem cell transplant to cure their disease. While we continue to make great strides in the care of young people with cancer and other disorders of the blood, some are cured only by replacing their bone marrow and immune cells with new cells from donors. We work as a team to limit complications while curing their disease.

My interests include supporting the whole patient and family through this experience. This includes with the assistance of our excellent psychosocial team, patients are brought through the transplant process. Patients are enrolled on clinical trials when possible to provide State of the Art therapy.

I work to teach the next generation of physicians through my teaching of the medical students of the Univ. Of Buffalo, residents in pediatrics and other specialties and fellows as well. Modeling a team approach with the child and the family at the center of our care.


Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Pediatrics

Patients Treated:

Children, Adolescents

Physician Gender:



UBMD at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Katherine, Anne and Donna Gioia Pediatric Hematology Oncology Center
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Elm and Carlton Streets
Ground Floor
Buffalo, New York 14263
Phone: (716) 845-4447
Fax: (716) 845-3588
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Community Blue (HMO)
  • Community Blue Advantage
  • Coventry
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Independent Health Medisource
  • Lifetime Benefit Solutions / RMSCO
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Nofault
  • North American Administrators
  • Nova
  • Preferred Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • TriCare/Champus
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • Veterans Administration
  • WellCare
  • Workers Comp

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Board Certification, American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2001)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Children‘s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (1998)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, Children‘s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (1996)
  • MD, Medicine, University at Buffalo, Magna Cum Laude (1995)
  • PhD, Biochemistry, University at Buffalo, Magna Cum Laude (1995)
  • BS, Biology, Niagara University, Summa Cum Laude (1986)
  • BA, Chemistry, Niagara University, Summa Cum Laude (1986)

Awards and Honors:

  • Top Doctors in Western New York (2022)
  • Top Doctor (2014)
  • Outstanding Female Graduate (2004)
  • Mid-Atlantic Task Team Recognition for Outstanding Medical Team Leadership (2003)
  • Erwin Neter Award (1993)
  • Father Dana Duggan Award (1986)
  • Niagara University: Dr. Thomas H. Morton Medal for Excellence in Biology (1986)
  • Exceptional Women in Medicine (2018-2023)
  • Top Doctors in Western New York (2013-2018)

Innovations and Patents:

  • IND Number BB-IND 10049

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician's research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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