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Dow Briggs, M.D.

Executive Vice President

Dr. Dow Briggs is the Executive Vice President of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.  He has served with Blue Cross since 2004. During his time at Blue Cross, he has served as Chief Business Officer, Senior Vice President of Business Operations, Vice President of Health Management, Medical Director and Associate Medical Director. 

Dr. Briggs came to Blue Cross from UAB’s Department of General Internal Medicine where he was an Assistant Professor of Medicine. He was also Medical Director of Managed Care for the UAB Health System. 

Currently Dr. Briggs serves on the board of directors for the Virginia Samford Theater, New Directions Behavioral Health Company, Blue Health Intelligence, and United Way of Central Alabama, where he chairs the Health Bold Goal for the Bold Goals Coalition of Central Alabama. He also serves on the community advisory board for UAB Medical Center and on the external advisory committee for the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy – University of Alabama.

Dr. Briggs completed his undergraduate work at the University of Virginia where he received a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies.  He received his MD from The University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency at UAB Medical Center.