Wendy Biggs, MD
Dr. Biggs is Professor of Family Medicine at Central Michigan University (CMU) College of Medicine and director of the College of Medicine’s Comprehensive Community Clerkship, a six-month longitudinal primary care clerkship for the medical school. Currently, Dr. Biggs is also faculty in the CMU Family Medicine Residency, focusing on teaching the residents prenatal care, procedures, coding and billing, and evidence-based medicine.
Dr. Biggs has been in medical education with students and residents for over 20 years. She was the program director for the University of Kansas Family Medicine Residency in Kansas City, Kansas from 2013-2017. From 2002-2011, Dr. Biggs was faculty at Mid-Michigan Medical Center-Midland’s Family Medicine Residency in Midland, Michigan. Before going to Midland, she was assistant program director at the University of Michigan Family Medicine Residency, Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has been honored with the Nason Family Award for Excellence in Family Medicine Education at the University of Kansas Medical School and JayDoc Faculty Teaching Award twice (2014, 2017) for her teaching in the student-run free clinic in Kansas City, Kansas. She received the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) President’s Award for the Residency Faculty Fundamentals Certificate Program developed as a member of the STFM Graduate Medical Education Committee (2014-2018).
Dr. Biggs graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, for both medical school and family medicine residency. After residency, she entered private practice in Dexter, Michigan for 4 years before becoming assistant program director at University of Michigan. She has practiced full-scope family medicine, including maternity care and vaginal deliveries in all her practice locations until 2018.
Due to her experience and interest in medical education, Dr. Biggs joined the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) staff from 2011 to 2013 as Deputy Director of Medical Education. She remained active in the AAFP as a member of the Commission on Education (2014-2018) and chair of the Subcommittee on Resident and Student Issues (2017-8). She has several publications on medical student specialty choice and on student match into family medicine.
Dr. Biggs has been active in advocacy on the state level, being involved in the Michigan State Medical Society on the State Legislation and Regulations Committee for 6 years (2005-2011) and as Midland County Medical Society president (2006-7). In Kansas, she was on the Government Advocacy Committee for the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) from 2014 to 2017.
She is married to Ray Biggs, and has 2 adult children. Her daughter works in accounts payable for a web-based company in New York City and her son is in veterinary school at Michigan State University. She enjoys knitting, reading non-fiction, and gardening.
Dr. Biggs serves the ABFM on the Executive Committee, the Operations Committee, the Communications/Publications Committee, and the Certification Committee as its Chair.