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Department Otolaryngology
Primary Location Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Ent/Otolaryngology
  • Ear Tubes
  • Ear Wax Removal
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
  • Nose/nasal Surgery
  • Pediatric and Adult Otolaryngology
  • Skull Base Surgery
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Allergies
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nose Or Nasal Problems
  • Nosebleed
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Septal Deviation
  • Septal Perforation
  • Sinonasal Disease
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinus, Sleep, Salivary Gland Disease
  • Skull Base Cancer
  • Smell And Taste Disorder
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Tonsil And Adenoid Problems
  • Tonsillitis
View all 20 Specialties +


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About Mamie Higgins, MD

Dr. Mamie Higgins is originally from Northern California, but with family ties to the Northeast. She graduated from UC Berkeley with dual degrees in molecular cell biology with an emphasis in biochemistry as well as philosophy. During that time, she also competed in Division I waterpolo.  After completing her undergraduate education, Dr. Higgins spent considerable time in basic science research at the University of California San Francisco Cancer Institute before transitioning to clinical trials at Stanford University. She then transitioned to obtaining her medical degree at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine where she graduated with cum laude honors. She completed her Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery residency training at Albany Medical School/Center in Upstate New York. Dr. Higgins then pursued additional clinical training as a Senior Clinical Fellow in Neurorhinology - Advanced Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Dr. Higgins' specialty interests include acute and chronic sinonasal disease, including nasal polyposis, cystic fibrosis, nasal vasculitic disease, and aspirin-exacerbated sinus disease, as well as CSF leak repairs, Grave's eye disease, and benign and malignant anterior skull base neoplasms. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Washington Medical center
Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
Seattle, WA USA

Residency - Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY USA

Medical Education - State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY USA

Undergraduate - University of California at Berkeley
Philosophy, Molecular Cell Biology - Biochemistry
Berkeley, CA USA

Additional Training

  • Fellowship in Neurorhinology and Advanced Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at the University of Washington, Seattle.


  • Otolaryngology

Specialty Interests

acute/chronic sinusitis, sinonasal disease including nasal polyposis, aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease, cystic fibrosis, CSF leaks, sinonasal tumors - benign and malignant, orbital tumors, Grave's eye disease, minimally invasive skull base surgery, anterior skull base tumors, nasal obstruction

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/24/2022, Dr. Higgins has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

119 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

37 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

Doctor Higginscis an excellent provider.She listens and is very precise in her exam methods.She is an asset to CCF.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

I would personally recommend Doctor Higgins to anyone.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

DR Higgins's is fantastic

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Dr. Higgins was very thorough and answered all my questions. I felt very good about her treatment and plan for me. She explains everything very well and made me feel at ease.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Did have to wait over 30 minutes but Dr. Higgins apologized for the wait. Much appreciated.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Dr. Higgins was kind and listened to my concerns. She reached out to me with radiology results and answered my questions promptly.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Dr. Higgins is excellent - very professional and caring person.

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Dr Higgins was very understanding and knowledgeable. She quickly and accurately conducted her exam explaining everything ahead of time. All Dr's should be that good!

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Dr. Higgins is very nice to deal with, and seems to really care, and listen to her patients.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Excellent provider

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Doctor Higgins always takes her time.She listens to your concerns.She is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

Dr Higgins and staff are outstanding

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

THANK YOU for hiring Dr. Higgins! She is so thoroughly professional and her competence extends to an ability to listen to my concerns, answer my questions, and that conveys a sense of genuine appreciation for me as a person. I have real trust that my medical needs are being addressed.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

I highly recommend Dr. Higgins!

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

This provider was exceptional at providing care to me. She listened to my concerns, educated me on the plan, and took time to answer questions. Every provider should mirror their practice after her!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2022

I have seen Dr Higgins before. Always great treatment. Courteous staff, great experience

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2022

I loved this office! The PA and the dr were absolutely wonderful, kind, gentle, helpful and pleasant

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Dr Higgins is exceptionally knowledgeable and skilled. She has a healer's heart and truly wants to get you well. She is efficient yet caring. I have complete confidence in her. She resolved a significant problem surgically that wasnot fixed in a prior surgery with another doctor not at CC.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

I would absolutely highly recommend Dr. Higgins and her staff.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Doctor Higgins. Has been very professional. She has as gone out of her way to explain every step in treatment. And the steps we will be taking

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

Very nice and caring Dr.she love her patience and concern about their health issues.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr Higgins was very personable. I felt very comfortable with her and Jackie her asst.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

As a first time visit patient I was very pleased with the care and service from Dr Higgins and her staff. Thank you.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr Higgins was very good at describing my health issues especially because I hadn't been feeling well recently.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Great doctor

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Dr was reluctant to include Covid concerns in discussion

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Dr. Higgins addressed all m concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

A simple problem for my Doctor but an unusual one for me. The issue was clearly discussed and options were offered. I am completely satisfied with the results.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

Over the course of number visits and consultations with Dr Higgins, she was very thorough in her explanations and all options to the path forward. Very pleased.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2021

Very Pleased!!!! DR. Higgins Will be my go to person for Eye ,nose and throat!!!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Dr. Higgins was the first provider to actually tell me what was wrong and offer solutions instead of just more antibiotics. She was so kind and thorough. I feel very blessed to have met her!

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

I was there for a bloody nose that would not stop. It was very scary to me bur I felt somewhat silly & that it wasn't that serious to the Dr.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

I filled out a questionnaire before the visit. Dr. Higgins obviously didn't read the answers. She addressed something completely different.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

CCF should be so lucky to have an excellent and talented doctor on staff as Dr. Higgins. She is an incredibly intelligent and caring physician.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Dr Higgins is very patient and shows lots of love and Care for her patients. I really appreciate her and love her.she let you know how she cares for you,.she is outstanding

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Excellent doctor

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