Dr. Alison Huggins was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. She became interested in pursuing a career in medicine as an Undergraduate at Lafayette College both through volunteer work with the Student Movement Against Cancer and her involvement in breast cancer research. She was awarded Lafayette’s highest academic scholarship and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She went on to graduate first in her class from the Thomas Jefferson University College of Medicine in Philadelphia where she was awarded a scholarship for academic merit and commitment to community service. At Jefferson she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society and served as an executive member of JeffHope, an organization providing medical care to the surrounding underserved population. As a senior medical student she was recognized with the The Carroll R. Mullen Memorial Prize for outstanding aptitude and excellence in ophthalmology.
Dr. Huggins completed her internship at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, PA and her Ophthalmology Residency at Wills Eye Hospital, an affiliate of Thomas Jefferson University. During residency, she cultivated her interest in oculoplastics through participation in multiple research projects, as well as a volunteer trip to the Dominican Republic to perform eye surgery. As a senior resident, she served as Editor for the Resident Case Series published monthly in the Review of Ophthalmology. During her time at Wills Eye she was elected to The Gold Humanism National Honor Society, and was awarded the Jefferson Volunteer Faculty Association Resident Award, which recognizes one resident university-wide who displays outstanding clinical excellence along with empathy, and professionalism.
Dr. Huggins is excited about her move to Austin to start her fellowship in oculofacial plastic surgery at TOC Eye and Face. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, as well as playing sports, and is thrilled about the prospect of beautiful weather year round for distance running and pursuing her newly discovered interest in golf.