Dr. Carlos Higuera-Rueda is currently a staff surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic Florida, where he divides his time between leadership, research and patient care. He is the Chairman of the Levitetz Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida and Director of the Orthopaedic and Rheumatology Center. Dr. Higuera completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic and a clinical fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Dr. Higuera specializes in hip and knee arthroplasty surgery. He uses alternative approaches for primary hip and knee arthroplasty to optimize recovery. He is interested in complex revision procedures including infections. His research interest is mainly in periprosthetic joint infections including diagnostic tools, patient optimization and overall outcomes after arthroplasty. He is currently working on developing new technologies to diagnose and treat such infections. He is the past-president of the Musculosekeletal Infection Society.