From the Clinic to the C-Suite: Robert Higham Shares his Path to Success

March 6, 2023

Non-clinical opportunities for DermPAs continue to attract skilled healthcare professionals who are looking for new challenges outside of daily patient care. In this discussion, SDPA Board Secretary/Treasurer Amber Blair, MMS, PA-C, interviews Robert Higham, PA, about his decision to leave the clinic after 20 years for an opportunity in industry. When asked if he regrets transitioning from the clinic to industry, Higham chuckled noting, “I’ve seen everything at least once [in the clinic].” As the Executive Director of Clinical Development at Arcutis, Higham urges PAs to take a serious look at their interests – whether that’s sales, science, publishing or something else – and build a career on it.