As a physician, she has practiced medicine for 25 years at both Academic University and Veteran Administration hospitals. She received her BA in Biology from Washington and Jefferson College and attended medical school at the Hershey Medical Center of Pennsylvania State University. She trained as an intern and resident in Internal Medicine at George Washington University Hospital, and in Cardiology at Boston University Medical Center. After completing her Cardiology fellowship, she continued her career as a Clinical Research Fellow in Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant and was an Instructor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard University Medical School. She holds national board certifications for both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases.
After her training, she joined the Cardiac Transplant Program at the Medical College of Virginia, one of the two oldest transplant programs in the country. She was later recruited by Northwestern University to start and develop their first Cardiac Transplant, where she built a large multidisciplinary team that cared for hundreds of patients diagnosed with advanced heart failure and Cardiac Transplant. During her career, she has published over 50 articles in peer reviewed journals and has been an invited speaker, both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Quigg is a life-long medical educator. During her career in academics she has trained hundreds of medical students, interns, residents, and cardiology fellows to care for internal medicine patients; specifically those with cardiovascular diseases. She has also practiced Emergency Medicine in one of the largest trauma centers in Washington DC. Dr. Quigg has also cared for patients at county hospitals, as well as Veteran patients at VA Medical Centers in Washington DC, Richmond, Virginia and both Lakeside and West Side VA hospitals in Chicago. She understands the real medical needs of Veterans and knows how the system can be improved.