Chief Medical Officer
Dr. R. Lee Biggs serves as the Chief Medical Officer at EIRMC. In this role, he leads clinical initiatives that support consistent clinical performance and excellence across the hospital. 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 his 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 and Department Head. 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, a native of Asheville, North Carolina, 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 has brought Dr. Biggs to EIRMC and Idaho. He is an avid cyclist, cross-country skier and outdoor enthusiast.