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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Griffith attended the University of Georgia where he earned an undergraduate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude with highest honors from the University of Georgia honors program. He then attended the Medical College of Georgia for medical school, earning an election into the national medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Griffith completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he served as an administrative chief resident and was honored for consistently scoring in the 99th percentile on his orthopedic in-training examination. Following residency, he was awarded a sports medicine and shoulder fellowship at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell University in New York City, New York, working with Drs. Russell Warren, David Altchek, Riley Williams, Scott Rodeo, Robert Marx, Stephen O’Brien, Edward Craig, Frank Cordasco, Answorth Allen, and Josh and David Dines. During this fellowship he worked as a team physician for the New York Mets, including all major and minor league affiliate teams, and the Brooklyn Cyclones. Dr. Griffith also assisted in the care of multiple professional and collegiate athletes from around the country. Dr. Griffith utilizes minimally invasive and innovative arthroscopic techniques to treat common shoulder, knee and elbow problems such as rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability (labral tears and dislocations), anterior cruciate ligament tears, meniscal tears and distal biceps tears. His special interests include: arthroscopic and open reconstruction of complex shoulder, knee, and elbow sports injuries, total shoulder replacement, partial and total knee replacement, and fracture care. He also performs revision surgical cases. He has authored multiple book chapters and research publications and has lectured on the local, regional, and national level on topics including: revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, the biomechanical stabilizing properties of the medial collateral ligament of the knee, revision reverse total shoulder replacement with glenoid bone deficiency, 3D imaging for surgical planning, robotic and computer-assisted surgery, and the “docking technique” for ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction, pioneered by Dr. David Altchek, a fellowship mentor of Dr. Griffith. He recently had an article published in the nation's premier orthopedic journal, the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS). Titled "Glenoid Bone-Grafting in Revision to a Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty," Dr. Griffith wrote this article during his time at the Mayo Clinic. He also serves as a scientific reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Verified Patient Reviews
Great experience, Ariana, Dr. Griffith's assistant was terrific as was the X-Ray technician and the front desk staff. This is an outstanding practice with superb Doctors and Staff. Dr. Griffith answered all of my questions fully and was very clear on what happens next! I really appreciate the patient focused care!
Excellent visit very professional and incredibly great bedside manner.
Fantastic - great bedside manner. Took all the time to talk with me.
I was over 30 minutes late due to traffic so I called. They put me on "work in" status but I was in and out in under an hour and this included x-rays and treatment. I liked the Zodoc app because I needed a last minute appointment on a holiday.
Dr. Griffith was very kind and well spoken. He was very knowledgeable and did a great job explaining every thing. I am so glad that he was the doctor we saw and I would highly recommend him.
I went to see Dr. Griffith to get a second opinion on my knee problems. He listened to my concerns and helped me decide on a treatment plan for my issues. I was very pleased with his knowledge and appreciated his feedback.