Dr. Wiggins joined the U-M geriatrics department in 1995. She is the Medical Director for the Geriatric Inpatient Consult Team and the former Medical Director for the Geriatrics Center Clinics from 2005-2019. She oversaw the relocation of the clinic from the main medical campus to its current location in the East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatrics Center. She previously co-chaired the geriatric advisory group for the American Society of Nephrology and oversaw the development of a geriatric nephrology curriculum to improve the care of older patients with kidney disease. She served on the external advisory committee for the association of subspecialty professors, T. Franklin Williams Scholars Program, to promote improved care for the elderly across the medical subspecialties. She is the current President for the Internal Medicine Clinical Excellence Society(CES), and former Chair of the CES Women’s Sub-Committee. Dr. Wiggins’ research and publications focus on aging in the kidney, and she reviews for several scientific journals.
Areas of Interest
Clinical Interests: Kidney disease, geriatrics, dementia, hypertension, osteoporosis, diabetes, high cholesterol, depression, geriatrics, and geriatric medicine
Research Interests: Kidney failure in older adults and glomerular structure and function, preventing progression in kidney failure and role in calorie restriction
Medical School: Middlesex Hospital Medical School, 1973
Residency: St. Stephens Hospital, Pediatrics, 1975; Middlesex Hospital Medical School, Internal Medicine, 1976
Fellowship: Internal Medicine Geriatrics, University of Michigan Health System, 1997