Adrienne Mims, MD MPH is the Vice President & Chief Medical Officer for Alliant, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Georgia. Board certified in family medicine and geriatrics with more than 30 years of primary care, consultative and home care geriatric experience, Dr. Mims also worked as a medical administrator for 25 years in the fields of quality measurement, health care systems design, patient education, preventive health and population research. In her current role, she provides oversight to protect the Medicare trust fund and improve the quality of health for Georgia and North Carolina Medicare beneficiaries. Her areas of focus include evaluating, designing and implementing strategies to improve quality of care across the health care delivery system and providing consultation to provider offices to improve clinical quality of care measures.
Prior to joining Alliant, Dr. Mims served as Medical Director, Georgia Medicaid Management Program, for APS Healthcare (2007-2009) and worked as a geriatrician and Director of Prevention Health Promotion and Research with The Southeast Permanente Medical Group in Atlanta (1990-2007). Dr. Mims currently is a former president of the American Health Quality Association, the trade association for Quality Improvement Organizations, and she now sits on the board. In 2013, was asked to join the advisory committee for the governor-appointed Georgia Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Task Force. Additionally, she was elected vice chair of the PCPI board and serves as the specialties representative for the Council of Medical Sub-Specialties. She is a member of the board of directors of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians and is adjunct faculty for Morehouse School of Medicine in the departments of Family Medicine and Preventive Health and Community Medicine, and the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, both in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2012 Dr. Mims received the Healthcare Heroes award from Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority for her work at the Center for Black Women’s Wellness where she currently serves as a volunteer physician after having founded the clinic and served as the medical director for 6 years. The Center presented Dr. Mims with its Health Champion Award in 2009.
Originally from Washington, D.C., Dr. Mims completed her undergraduate training at George Washington University; medical school at Stanford University; residency at Martin Luther King Jr./Charles Drew Medical Center; geriatric fellowship at the West Los Angeles VA; and MPH in epidemiology at UCLA. She is a frequent public speaker, teacher, author and resource to the media on such topics as quality improvement, geriatrics, preventive health, advance care planning, wellness, medication safety in seniors and reducing avoidable readmissions.