Dr. Wiggs received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and her M.D. from Harvard Medical School. She did her residency in Ophthalmology at Harvard and fellowships in Glaucoma (Mass Eye and Ear) and Medical Genetics (Tufts). Dr. Wiggs is clinically board certified in both Ophthalmology and Medical Genetics.
Dr. Wiggs is a physician scientist whose research program is dedicated to understanding the molecular mechanisms of glaucoma, including both early-onset glaucoma caused by highly penetrant alleles and common age-related glaucoma with complex inheritance. Dr. Wiggs is the PI of the NEIGHBORHOOD consortium contributing over 10,000 samples for genetic analyses.