Dr. Michael L. Griffin graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1977. He then attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine graduating with a medical degree in 1980. His postgraduate medical training included 1 year of internship in family practice at the University of Illinois and one year pediatric internship at the University of Kentucky. He then completed a 2 year residency in general pediatrics and a three year pediatric cardiology fellowship at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri, including one year as honorary registrar at The Hospital for Sick Children at Great Ormond Street in London, England.
He held academic appointments as instructor and assistant professor in the Divisions of Pediatric Cardiology at Washington University (1 year) and Stanford University (5 years) and published articles on topics of dilated cardiomyopathy, preoperative cardiac diagnosis and management, postoperative cardiac assessment and diagnostic evaluation of syncope. He entered private practice in the Bay Area in 1993 to the present.
He is Board certified in General Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, and Adult Congenital Heart Disease and licensed to practice medicine in California. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the San Mateo and Santa Clara Medical Societies, and on the hospital staff at many Bay Area hospitals located on the Peninsula. Dr. Griffin's special medical interests include noninvasive cardiac imaging in children, fetal cardiac imaging, exercise physiology, childhood lipid abnormalities, primary prevention of coronary heart disease, and adult congenital heart disease. He is also a member of the advisory board of Via Youth Heart Screening program for prevention of sudden cardiac arrest in otherwise healthy children. For the past 30 years, he has enjoyed assisting local pediatricians caring for the cardiac problems of several generations of children and young adults.