Nick Higinbotham, D.O.

I am excited to join the team at the Orthopaedic Center of the Virginias and look forward to providing quality care in a close-knit community. I diagnose and treat a wide variety of orthopedic problems in patients of all ages with a particular interest in fracture care, hip and knee replacement, rotator cuff repair, ligament reconstruction and carpal tunnel release.

I have been married to my wife, Katrina, for 2 years. We have two dogs, Charley and Oliver, and are excited to welcome our first child in January 2023. We enjoy camping, hiking, traveling and spending time with our families.


Business Address:

Orthopaedic Center of the Virginias
311 Courthouse Road
Princeton, WV 24740

Business Phone:



  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Certified Independent
  • Medical Evaluations
  • American Medical Association
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Agreed Medical Evaluations


Kent State University
Kent, Ohio, 1963

Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, BS, 1965

Ohio State University
College of Medicine,
Columbus, Ohio,
Medical Doctor, 1969

Post Graduate Training:

Surgical Internship,
Los Angeles County!
University of Southern
California Medical Center,
Los Angeles, California

General Surgery Residency
Huntington Memorial Hospital
Pasadena, California 1970-1971

On-the-Job Training,
Department of Orthopedic
Surgery, United States Army,
Valley Forge General Hospital,
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania,
197 1-1973

Orthopedic Surgery Residency
Los Angeles County / University
of Southern California Medical
Center, Los Angeles, California

Chymopapain in the Management of
Lumbar Disc Disease, New York
University, Post-Graduate
Medical School, New York, New
York, 1983

American Disability Evaluation
Research Institute, Ann Arbor,
Michigan, 1985-1988

Special Education:

Neurosurgery, William Beaumont
General Hospital, El Paso, Texas

Sports Medicine
Sports Medical Center
Robert Kerland, Director
Inglewood, California

Board Qualifications:

Fellow of the American Academy
of Disability Evaluation.

Board Certified by the American
Board of Independent Medical

Board Eligible of the American
Academy of Orthopedic Surgery.

Commerce Industrial Medical Clinic
Commerce, California 90022

Robert P. Kropac, MD
101 Beverly Boulevard, Suite 401
Montebello, California 90640

120 1 2L1i Street
Princeton, WV 24740

Robert P. Kropac, MD
311 Courthouse Road
Princeton, WV 24740