Dr. Geoffrey B. Higgs, MD
Dr. Geoffrey B. Higgs, MD serves as the head team physician for the Dallas Rattlers and specializes in the treatment of Sports Medicine injuries. Dr. Higgs graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Systems Engineering, and received his Medical Doctorate from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Higgs then did a six year Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Columbia University and completed his medical training at Harvard University where he completed a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery.
Dr. Higgs has served as the team physician for the Texas Revolution, Washington Redskins, Boston Bruins, New England Revolution, New England Patriots, and several other professional and collegiate sports teams including Harvard University. Dr. Higgs has also served in an Orthopaedic Surgery and sports medicine capacity with the New York Yankees, New York Knicks, and the New York Rangers.
Dr. Higgs served his country as an officer in the United States Army for 13 years of combined Active Duty and Reserve Service achieving the rank of Major. Previously, Dr. Higgs has held teaching positions at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Harvard Medical School, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.
Dr. Higgs has a passion for academic clinical and basic science research driven by a desire to expand the foundation of knowledge in the areas of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shoulder Reconstructive Surgery, Knee Reconstructive Surgery and Cartilage Restoration as well as the field of Sports Medicine injury. Dr. Higgs has over 80 publications and presentations in Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Literature and National and International Orthopaedic Surgery academic meetings.
Dr. Higgs consults for multiple Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine device companies, designing medical devices, advising on strategic initiatives, creating, teaching videos for Orthopaedic Surgeons, writing surgical procedural papers, designing research protocols, lecturing on Sports Medicine topics, and advising on intellectual property disputes in the areas of infringement and validity.
Dr. Higgs has been awarded an innumerable number of medical professional, research and clinical performance awards throughout his career. Among other current responsibilities Dr. Higgs serves as the Chief Medical Officer for MedOne Texas MSO, LLC and holds a seat on the Board of Directors for the Organization. He is also the Director of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.
Dr. Nere Onosode, DPM
Dr. Nere Onosode, DPM serves as the team foot and ankle surgeon for the Dallas Rattlers. Dr. Onosode is dedicated to helping his patients get back on healthy feet. With extensive knowledge of the foot and ankle, he is committed to providing his patients with the latest treatments to help them successfully overcome a variety of problems caused by illness and injury. Dr. Onosode also serves as the team foot and ankle surgeon for the Texas Revolution indoor football team. He has also served as the Medical Director, Foot and Ankle Service at Star Medical Center. Currently, Dr. Onosode works as the Foot and Ankle (Podiatric) Surgeon at OrthoCare Institute in Plano, Texas.
Dr. Onosode graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 2009. He did his residency in the Reconstructive Rear-foot and Ankle Certified Program at the University of Louisville/Jewish Hospital. Dr. Onosode is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Texas Podiatric Medical Association, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (Founding Member), American Society of Podiatric Surgeons, National Podiatric Medical Association, and the University of Louisville Alumni Association.
Dr. Onosode has earned several honors in his career including: NPMA 2008 CLJ student Scholarship Award, J.T. TAI Foundation 2008 Scholarship Award, Who’s who among Students in American Universities and Colleges?, NYCPM Scholarship, Society of Porter Scholars, Institute for Molecular Biology Scholarship/Grant, NYCPM Deans List, Pi Mu Delta National Podiatry Service Society
Dr. Onosode currently volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and is a board member and practice committee chair for Harambee Health Care.
When not working, Dr. Onosode interests include teaching, traveling, and photography.