Doreen L Wiggins, MD FACOG, FACS is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynecology at Brown University. She received her B.A. In Chemistry and Psychology in 1984 from the University of Rhode Island and her medical degree in 1988 from Brown University. She is the founder of Center Obstetrics & Gynecology in 1999. She pursued further medical training in 2003 at Women and Infants Hospital and completed a SSO Breast Disease Fellowship, and in 2009 graduated from the Intensive Course in Cancer Risk Assessment at the City of Hope in Los Angeles, California. She is currently enrolled at Brown University in the Executive Masters in Healthcare Leadership.
In 2000 she completed training as a children’s grief counselor at the Dougy Center in Oregon. She serves as Advisory Board member of Friends Way (RI’s only children’s grief center) and in the past has been the Vice President of the Board, and volunteered as a facilitator.
She was chosen in 2003 to be one of 26 cyclists in the Tour of Hope, a transcontinental bicycling relay with Lance Armstrong to promote cancer research and clinical trials. Dr Wiggins has continued her relationship with the Lance Armstrong Foundation serving as a delegate to meet with members of congress to support cancer research and has received grants through LAF for local cancer survivorship outreach programs.
She is honored to teach at Kripalu with Rajshree Choudhary for her Pregnancy Yoga Series since 2011.
She has published book chapters and journal articles, has received numerous awards for medical teaching at Brown University, and awards for philanthropy. Her areas of expertise are breast cancer surgery, gynecologic surgery, female cancer genetics, female sexuality and cancer survivorship.