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Eve J. Higginbotham, SM, MD

Eve J. Higginbotham, SM, MD Physician

Vice Dean, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Ophthalmology
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Dr. Higginbotham is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Ophthalmology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Ophthalmology, 1985

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Scheie Eye Institute

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 3rd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Superior Vision Benefit Mgmt, Inc (Block Vision)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: California Pacific Medical Center
Residency: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Fellowship: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary

Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology, National Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation (Elected Position), National The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, National Urban Universities for Health, National Women in Ophthalmology, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Higginbotham is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Higginbotham EJ, Bartley GB.: Interview with Eve J. Higginbotham, MD. JAMA Ophthalmology 131 (1): 96-97,2013.

Me'Ja Day, Higginbotham EJ.: Spotlight, Laser Trabeculoplasty: A Patient-Centered View in Glaucoma, Second Edition Elsevier : 2013.

Higginbotham, EJ.: The Word of the Day in Healthcare: Accountability. Glaucoma Today : 2012.

Higginbotham, EJ.: Glaucoma Screenings and Treatment Under Siege. When Will the Evidence be Enough? Glaucoma Today : 2012.

Higginbotham, EJ.: The Physician Workforce Revisited: What are the Implications for Ophthalmology? Arch Ophthalmol 130 : 648-649,2012.

Higginbotham EJ.: Making the Case for Hastening the Progress towards Health Equity. Commentary, Institute of Medicine, Washington DC : 2012.

Kass MA, Gordon MO, Gao F, Heuer DK, Higginbotham EJ, Johnson CA, Keltner JK, Miller JP, Parrish RK, Wilson MR.: Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study Group. Delaying Treatment of ocular hypertension: the ocular hypertension treatment study. Arch Ophthalmol 128 (3): 276-87,2010.

Higginbotham EJ, Olander KW, Kim EE, Grunden JW, Kwok KK, Tressler CS.: United States Fixed-Combination Study Group. Fixed combination of latanoprost and timolol vs. individual components for primary open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension: a randomized, double-masked study. Arch Ophthalmol 2 : 165-72,2010.

Higginbotham EJ.: Considerations in glaucoma therapy; fixed combinations versus their component medications. Clin Ophthalmolol 4 : 1-9,2010.

Higginbothanm EJ. and Lippa L.: Assessing the status of ophthalmic education 100 years after the Flexner Report. Arch Ophthalmol 128 (12): 1600-01,2010.

Academic Contact Info

John Morgan Bldg
3620 Hamilton Walk

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)