August 24, 2012
Masaya Higuchi, M.D., has joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as an assistant professor of family and community medicine and director of the geriatrics program. He will provide care at the SIU Center for Family Medicine, hospitals and multiple nursing homes in the Springfield area, and is a member of SIU HealthCare, the medical school’s practice group.
Higuchi recently completed a two-year fellowship in advanced geriatric medicine in the clinician-educator track (2012) and a fellowship in medical education (2012) at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii Medical School. He was a clinical instructor at the school from 2010-11. He completed a residency in family and community medicine at SIU School of Medicine in Springfield (2010). He received his medical degree from Nagoya City University Medical School (2005).
Higuchi is board certified in family medicine and holds a certificate of added qualifications in geriatric medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Geriatric Society, the American Medical Directors Association and Illinois State Medical Society.
Higuchi’s scholarly interests include medical education, geriatric medicine and long-term care. His clinical focus is on the broad spectrum of general family medicine. He also continues to contribute to medical education in Japan as a clinician-educator.