William Higginbotham, III, MD
SpecialtyPrimary & Revision Joint Replacement Surgery of the Hip and Knee
Medical SchoolUniversity of Illinois College Of Medicine
ResidencyDetroit Medical Center
William Higginbotham, III is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of clinical experience specializing in total knee and hip replacements.
Dr. Higginbotham received his orthopedic residency at the Detroit Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident. Prior to his residency, he completed his surgical internship at Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital. He earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College Of Medicine and his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.
Dr. Higginbotham has received numerous recognitions, including “Top Doctors of Metropolitan Detroit” by Hour Detroit, “Best Doctors” by Metro Detroit Survey U.S. News and World Reports. In addition, he has been honored for the last seven years as the Consumer Research Council of America’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians.
Dr. Higginbotham is an active fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American College of Surgeons (ACS) and is a member of various associations including American Medical Association (AMA), Mid-America Orthopaedic Association (MAOA), American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), and Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS). He is currently Program Director for the Michigan Orthopaedic Association.
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Research & Experience
“Health Matters” Discussion of Hip Replacement Surgery 1991
Clinic Day Detroit Medical Society
“Orthopaedic Manifestations of Child Abuse” 1992
Annual Workers Comp Update, Council on Education in Management
“Managing low back injuries” 1995,1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Presentation AAA Insurance
“ Knee Injuries” 1997
Consulting Physicians Annual Seminar Troy Michigan
“ Review of Knee Trauma” 1998, 2000
Poster Exhibit Michigan Orthopaedic Society Meeting
“ Histological Manifestations of Implant Failure” 1993, 1994
Presentation to Grace Hospital Emergency Physician Residency
“Hip Fractures“ 1998