Griffin is Rocky Mountain born and raised. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in Middle East Studies and Arabic and went on to become a fellow with the Center for Arabic Study Abroad at the American University in Cairo. Griffin first began thinking about value in healthcare while volunteering at the Egyptian National Cancer Institute, where he witnessed firsthand the challenges of delivering quality care in a resource-limited setting.
The following year, Griffin became a clinical researcher for the Surgical Services Clinical Program at Intermountain Healthcare. Working with a multidisciplinary team, he helped provide surgeons across the Intermountain system with real-time cost and outcomes data to inform the decision-making process at every stage of surgical care. Griffin attended medical school at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed the first two years of postgraduate surgical training at Parkland Memorial Hospital and the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. Parkland is the public hospital for Dallas County, and seeing the disparities that exist in this large urban community prompted him to pursue additional training in population health.
As a Stanford-Intermountain Fellow, Griffin is working with leaders in the field of delivery science to continue to develop innovative ways to enhance the value of patient care. He will then return to Dallas to finish his surgical residency and continue a career as a surgeon and leader in healthcare delivery. When he’s not at the hospital, Griffin can be found exercising outdoors, cooking with his wife, or fishing from his kayak.