Dr. Higgins participated in a variety of research projects and publications in both trauma and sports medicine. He also wrote a textbook chapter for shoulder arthroscopy. Dr. Higgins has extensive experience treating athletic injuries and has been credited as an instructor of orthopaedic surgery, teaching shoulder arthroscopy techniques to other orthopaedic surgeons. Dr. Higgins served as the team physician for several high schools and universities including the University of Oklahoma. He currently consults for a number of NFL players with injuries.