Dr. Donald J. Higby MD Medical Oncologist

Dr. Donald Higby is a medical oncologist in Springfield, Massachusetts. He received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 40 years.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Medical Oncologist: General Oncology

Clinical Interests: Supportive Care, Pain Management, Urologic Oncology

Education & Medical Training

St Louis University School of Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1969 - 1970

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1971 - 1973

Stanford University School of Medicine
Class of 1969

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 42 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 41 years in Medical Oncology

MA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Multicenter, randomized phase II trial of bevacizumab plus folinic acid, fluorouracil, gemcitabine (FFG) versus bevacizumab plus folinic acid, fluorouracil, oxaliplatin (FOLFOX4) as first-line therapy for patients with advanced colorectal cancer.
Madajewicz, S., Waterhouse, D.M., Ritch, P.S., Khan, M.Q., Higby, D.J., Leichman, C.G., Malik, S.K., Hentschel, P., Gill, J.F., Zhao, L., Nicol, S.J.

Can a cancer program-sponsored spiritual event meet with acceptance from patients and other attendees?
Dann, N.J., Higby, D.J., Mertens, W.C.

Improving the care of patients with regard to chemotherapy-induced nausea and emesis: the effect of feedback to clinicians on adherence to antiemetic prescribing guidelines.
Mertens, W.C., Higby, D.J., Brown, D., Parisi, R., Fitzgerald, J., Benjamin, E.M., Lindenauer, P.K.

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