Ann Riggs, M.D., C.M.D., is a geriatrician at the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She is also a Professor in the Reynolds Department of Geriatrics, College of Medicine, at UAMS, where she serves as Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and Medical Director of the Geriatric Community Based Programs.
Riggs earned her medical degree from the University of Minnesota. She served two residencies, one in internal medicine at the University of Minnesota, and one in primary care at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She completed a fellowship in geriatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York. She is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatrics, and is credentialed as a certified medical director for nursing homes. Prior to her appointment at UAMS, she was an assistant clinical professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and George Washington University.
In addition to her work at UAMS, Riggs is a consultant for the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care. She also serves on several national committees for the American Medical Directors Association, a professional organization for the advancement of nursing home medicine. Riggs' interest lie in improving care at the end of life, frailty and nursing home medicine.