Dr. Medell Briggs-Malonson, MD, MPH, MSHS is the founder and CEO of IPA Healthcare Solutions, a national consulting company based in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Briggs is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician, improvement advisor, and speaker.
As a previous quality improvement physician executive, Dr. Briggs has worked extensively with groups and individuals-from the Board of Directors to front-line staff- to maximize the effectiveness of organizations’ people, processes, and performance. She prides herself in building a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence.
Dr. Briggs received her undergraduate degree from UCLA in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health, and a Master of Science of Health Services degree from the UCLA School of Public Health. She completed her emergency medicine internship and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where she served as chief resident. Following her clinical training, Dr. Briggs was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar whose research focused on developing novel healthcare delivery models to improve the quality of health services delivered in medically underserved communities.
Dr. Briggs is an improvement advisor certified by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and is trained in Lean Healthcare and Six Sigma improvement methodologies. She has received several awards of recognition, including the “2015 Top Healthcare Professionals Under 40” from the National Medical Association.
Dr. Briggs is an assistant clinical professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Director of Quality for emergency medicine for the UCLA health system. Previously, she served as the Senior Medical Director of Quality at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital where she was responsible for the strategic design and implementation of the start-up hospital’s quality, patient safety, risk management, and performance improvement programs.
Dr. Briggs continues to practice emergency medicine at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.