Chief Market Officer
Columbia University of Physician and Surgeons
Dr. Y. Lily Higgins is the Market Chief Medical Officer for Keystone First. In this position, she is responsible for Keystone First’s quality assurance efforts and the management of its relationships with the local medical community, including primary care providers, specialists and hospitals.
Dr. Higgins is a board certified pediatrician with thirty years of clinical experience. Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Cornell University, a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Columbia University of Physician and Surgeons, a Medical Degree from Drexel University School of Medicine, and a Master of Business Administration in Medical Services Management from John Hopkins University.
Most of her clinical career, she has served the multicultural pediatric populations in Philadelphia. She emigrated with her family from China as a young child which has given Dr. Higgins a unique understanding of the diverse health care challenges and needs of the Medicaid members, as well as an understanding of the challenges for providers who serve this population.
Dr. Higgins is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has been married for over thirty years to a neonatologist with four children.