Dr. Michelle Quiogue of Bakersfield has been elected president of the 9,700-member California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP).
“Dr. Quiogue is an exceptionally dedicated family physician and brings extensive qualifications to this work,” said outgoing CAFP President Dr. Lee Ralph. “She’s a champion for the underserved and a leading voice for the specialty of family medicine."
In addition to providing excellent patient care as a member of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Quiogue has held numerous leadership roles at CAFP, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Kern County Medical Society and at Kaiser Permanente Kern County.
In 2013, Quiogue was named CAFP’s Family Physician of the Year. She also has served as president of the local chapter in Kern County.
Representing her peers in California, Quiogue said, is such important work because “family medicine as practiced in California is the future of family medicine. And CAFP’s activism, legislative advocacy and example on the state and national levels will have no small part in shaping that future.”
Quiogue began her career at Clinica Sierra Vista Community Health Centers in Bakersfield in 2003, as part of the National Health Service Corps, and since 2007 has practiced in the Family Medicine Department of Kaiser Permanente Kern County, where she is a partner. She also serves as Kaiser Permanente Kern County’s physician champion for physician wellness and for diversity, inclusion and health equity.
She earned her bachelor of arts degree with honors in medical anthropology from Brown University in 1996 and her doctor of medicine degree from the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in 2000.
She completed her family medicine training at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center Family Medicine Residency training program in 2003.
She and her husband of 19 years, Jason Sperber, have two daughters, ages 12 and 8.