William A. Higginbotham, III, MD

William Higginbotham, III, MD
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

William Higginbotham, III is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of clinical experience specializing in total knee and hip replacements. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for The CORE Institute at Porretta.

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.

Medical Degree

University of Illinois – Chicago, IL

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

Metropolitan Northwestern Detroit Orthopaedic Surgery (Chief Resident) – Detroit, MI

Professional Affiliations

Michigan Orthopaedic Society
Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons