Kathleen Higgins - OU College of Dentistry
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Kathleen Higgins

Kathleen Higgins, D.D.S., M.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor

(405) 271-4333


Dr. Higgins is originally from the Washington, DC area and completed her undergraduate, masters, and doctorate education in Virginia. Upon graduation from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in 2017 she pursued oral pathology residency training at New York Presbyterian Queens. During residency she reviewed countless oral biopsies, treated oral medicine patients, as well as taught students, residents, and medical colleagues. She went on to complete a Head and Neck Pathology Fellowship at the University of Chicago, where she participated in both an active oral pathology biopsy service as well as the head and neck surgical pathology service that included examination and review of large head and neck cancer cases.

In her free time she enjoys cooking and spending quality time with her husband and their English Bulldog, Scully.


BS, University of Mary Washington, 2011

MS, George Mason University, 2013

DDS, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, 2017

Resident, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, New York Presbyterian Queens, 2020

Fellow, Head and Neck Pathology, University of Chicago, 2021

Organizations and Professional Associations:

American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Fellow

American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Diplomate

North American Society for Head and Neck Pathology

International Academy of Oral Pathology