Conemaugh Physician Group Welcomes Medical Oncologist / Hematologist

August 31, 2016

Conemaugh Physician Group – Oncology is pleased to welcome Sheetal Higbee, MD to its practice. Dr. Higbee will be seeing inpatients at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, and outpatients at the Conemaugh Cancer Care Center.

Originally from near Baltimore, MD, Dr. Higbee was drawn to Conemaugh Memorial because of the patient population and her love for the outdoors. “It’s beautiful here,” says Higbee. “My husband and I love the outdoors. We were looking for a small town with outdoor activities and Johnstown is the perfect place for both.”

Dr. Higbee loves the science behind medical oncology, and finds working with patients to be very rewarding. “When working with cancer patients, you’re involved in a very intimate part of their life,” says Higbee. “I love talking with patients, educating them about their illness, and helping them to improve. I have the privilege of meeting their families and developing a close relationship with my patients.”

"We are very excited to have Dr. Higbee join our team," says Dr. Ibrahim Sbeitan, Conemaugh Physician Group - Oncology and Medical Director of the Conemaugh Cancer Center. "Her knowledge and skill set will enable our team to continue growing our practice as we strive to provide the ideal patient experience."

Dr. Higbee attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She completed Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency training at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL, followed by an Internal Medicine Residency at Albany Medical Center at Albany Medical College in Albany, NY. She completed a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Maryland Marlene and Steward Greenebaum Cancer Center in Baltimore, MD. Research she has conducted focuses on hematologic malignances, including leukemia and lymphoma.

Dr. Higbee is board certified in Internal Medicine. She is a member of the American Medical Society, American College of Physicians, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, and the American Association of Clinical Cancer Research.

Dr. Higbee and her husband, a businessman, enjoy mountain biking, skiing, and enjoying the outdoors.

About Conemaugh Health System
Conemaugh Health System, a member of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, is the largest healthcare provider in west central Pennsylvania, serving over a half-million patients each year through the Conemaugh Physician Group and Medical Staff, a network of hospitals, specialty clinics and patient focused programs. Conemaugh’s 4,500+ employees and 350+ physicians are committed to excellence and repeatedly earn state and national recognition for exceptional clinical outcomes.  Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, the system’s flagship hospital, provides sophisticated technology, the highest levels of trauma and neonatal intensive care and a committed history of training tomorrow’s physician, nurses and allied health providers. For more information on Conemaugh, visit us at or follow us on Facebook.