R. Lee Biggs, DO, MPH, FACOG, CPE

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Dr. Lee Biggs joined ICOM as a Regional Assistant Dean in 2019. He also serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) in Idaho Falls, ID.  In this role he leads initiatives and programs that support clinical performance and practice across the hospital to foster clinical excellence.  He joined EIRMC after a 26 year career as a Captain in the U.S. Navy.  His medical specialty is as an Obstetrician-Gynecologist (Ob/Gyn).

He has had postings at sea in addition to tours of duty in Naples, Italy, Virginia, South Carolina, Afghanistan, Guam, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC.

He attained is undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University, a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from the George Washington University and his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (DO).

Dr. Biggs has maintained professional certification with the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (FACOG) and the American Association for Physician Leadership / American College of Physician Executives (CPE).

In his clinical and leadership roles he has served as a Chief Clinical Officer, Medical Staff President, Director for Surgical Services, and Department Chair of Obstetrics.  He has championed and led innovation in physician development, process improvement, quality and patient safety.  In 2010, he received the Department of Defense Patient Safety Award for advances in Obstetrical and Team-Centered Care.  In addition, he has served on the Navy’s Advisory Boards for Primary Care and Unplanned Pregnancy.

Dr. Biggs is a native of Asheville, North Carolina and is married to Marie Holland Biggs and they have one son and a daughter.  Having lived all over the world, the lure of the west brought Dr. Biggs to EIRMC and Idaho.  He is an avid cyclist, cross-country skier and outdoor enthusiast.