Specialty: Sports Medicine & Hip Preservation


Specialty: Sports Medicine & Hip Preservation



Sports Medicine



>The Steadman Clinic/Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, CO - Fellowship, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
>Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH - Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery
>The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH - Master of Science, Health Leadership
>Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC - Doctor of Medicine
>United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD - Bachelor of Science

Certifications & Affiliations


Concord Hospital
Orthopaedic Surgery Center - Derry
Orthopaedic Surgery Center - Concord
U.S. Ski & Snowboard Physician

Bishop Brady High School, Concord High School, Merrimack Valley High School, Pembroke Academy, Pinkerton Academy, Proctor Academy, St. Paul's School

Professional Associations

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS)
New Hampshire Medical Society
New Hampshire Orthopaedic Society

Presentations & Publications


Dr. Higgins speaks about ACL injuries, prevention and his work with US Ski and Snowboard.


  • Altinas B, Pitta R, Fritz E, Higgins B, Millett P. Technique for Type IV Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior (SLAP) Lesion Repair. Arthroscopy Techniques: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 2018:7(4):337-342.
  • Barlow D, Higgins B, Ozanne E, Tosteson A, Pearson A. Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Operative vs. Non-Operative Treatment of Geriatric Type-II Odontoid Fractures. Spine. 2016:41(7):610-617.
  • Higgins BT, McNeil MG, Ames JB. Osseous Regrowth at the Head/Neck Junction after Arthroscopic Labral Repair and Osteochondroplasty in the Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement. Dartmouth Orthopaedic Journal. 2015(2):46-50.
  • Higgins BT, Barlow DR, Heagerty NE, Lin TJ. Anterior vs. Posterior Approach for Total Hip Arthroplasty, A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Arthroplasty. 2015;30(3):419-434.
  • Higgins BT, Teixeira RP, Johnson AR, Carrino JA, McFarland EG. Subscapularis strain from swinging a baseball bat in an adolescent with closed physis. Sports Health. 2011;3(3):283-286.
  • Johnson AR, Higgins BT, Teixeira RP, Garzon-Muvdi J, McFarland EG. Proximal biceps tendon tear in an adolescent tennis player. Am J Orthop. 2013;42(3):E18-20
  • Teixeira RP, Johnson AR, Higgins BT, Carrino JA, McFarland EG. Fly fishing-related lesser tuberosity avulsion in an adolescent. Orthopedics. 2012;35(5):e748-751.


  • Evidence in FAI Syndrome. International Society for Hip Arthroscopy. ISHA Madrid 2019.
  • Biceps Tenodesis: Proximal and Distal. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. AOSSM Cutting Edge 2019.
  • Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Operative vs. Non-Operative Treatment of Geriatric Type-II Odontoid Fractures. Cervical Spine Research Society Annual Meeting.
  • Anterior vs. Posterior Approach for Total Hip Arthroplasty, A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. International Congress of Joint Reconstruction Pan Pacific Meeting.
  • The ACL: Anatomy, Function, Mechanism for Injury and Injury Prevention. Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy.
  • ACL Injury Prevention Programs. Steadman Philippon Research Institute Grand Rounds.
  • A History of Military Orthopaedics. DHMC Orthopaedic Grand Rounds.


Clinical Interests

Hip arthroscopy and femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder instability, shoulder arthritis, shoulder replacement, rotator cuff repair, knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, multi-ligament knee injury, meniscus repair, cartilage resurfacing, knee alignment correction, biceps tendon rupture, trauma

Dr. Higgins with US Olympic Team members Alice Merryweather, Stacey Cook,
Alice McKennis and Breezy Johnson (L to R),
while providing medical coverage
during pre-season training in Chile.

Dr. Higgins with Mikaela Shiffrin (front row center) and the US Ski Team, while providing medical coverage for the 2019 Lienz World Cup in Austria.

Interests / Hobbies

Hiking, camping, mountain biking, skiing, travel, family


  • Dr. Higgins cared about my case

    I felt the orthopaedic doctor, Dr. Higgins, took time, consulted others and cared about my case. That was reassuring when I could not have my own doctor from home.

    - Maureen | Concord, NH

« Back to Physician Search

To our Patients, Families and Communities,

Your health, welfare & safety are paramount when you come for an appointment at any of our facilities. We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention regarding the spread of the virus. Our focus is to ensure we meet our patient’s needs while doing our part to keep you, our associates, and our communities safe. Effective immediately, the Acute Injury Clinic (AIC), will remain open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The AIC will NOT open on Saturdays.

At this time, the impact to our communities has been minimal and our staff is focused on providing the orthopaedic care our patients expect and deserve. If you have an appointment with us, we respectfully ask that you let us know if you have a fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath in advance of your appointment. Also, if you have recently traveled to or been in close contact with anyone who has traveled outside of New Hampshire, especially to New York State, we ask that you avoid visiting our practice for a period of 14 healthy days.

Thank you for your continued trust in COPA. We appreciate your cooperation as we work to support the health of our patients & employees.


Ron Chorzewski