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Richard V. Riggs, MD

Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer

Richard V. Riggs, MD, has held numerous leadership positions at Cedars-Sinai, developing a strong reputation for spearheading initiatives that have significantly improved patient care. In his 25-year career at Cedars-Sinai, Riggs has built an impressive track record leading multidisciplinary teams and contributing greatly to the success and growth of the organization.

As senior vice president of Medical Affairs and chief medical officer, Riggs oversees the clinical quality, medical standards, efficiency and effective use of clinical resources for high-quality patient care at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. Riggs also collaborates with the medical leadership across the broader Cedars-Sinai health system.

Riggs previously served as vice president, chief medical information officer and chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Cedars-Sinai. His executive leadership skills were instrumental in the development and operation of the California Rehabilitation Institute. From 2015 to 2019, Riggs served as chief medical strategy officer and chief of staff of the California Rehabilitation Institute. Riggs is a clinical professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Cedars-Sinai and a clinical professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Riggs earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, and completed his internship in internal medicine at the John Hopkins Health System. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Pennsylvania.

Board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and clinical informatics, Riggs is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Academic Physiatrists and the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems.