Dr. Griffith completed his residency and fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He completed his undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University and he also earned a master’s degree in physical therapy from Baylor University. After serving six years in the U.S. Army Medical Specialist Corps, he returned to Texas to complete medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
During medical school, he earned the McNutt and Klein awards for academic achievement and was inducted to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He has published in peer-reviewed journals, as well as presented original research at national meetings. He is a fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as reproductive endocrinology-infertility.
Q: What inspired you to become a physician?
A: I have always had a desire for service and assisting others. It was while serving as a physical therapist in United States Army Medical Specialist Corps that I realized my need for a larger role in the provision of health care.
Q: What is your favorite job from the past?
A: I cherish my time spent as an officer in the United States Army
Q: What are you most passionate about professionally?
A: I want everyone to have the opportunity to build their family. This is the reason I am so active with RESOLVE trying to improve patient choice and access to fertility therapy.
Q: What do you and your family like to do for fun?
A: Golf, tennis, volleyball, repeat!
Q: What are you passionate about outside of work?
A: Fishing and Aggie Football!
Q: What most excites you about your work and the contribution you can make?
A: It is so rewarding to help patients expand their families. Every day I feel honored and privileged to share in the process.
Q: What special awards or recognition are you most proud of?
A: I am most proud of the RESOLVE Hope Award for Advocacy. I have been going to Washington D.C. for the last several years to lobby on “the Hill” for improved access to fertility services. It was very special to me that these efforts were recognized.
Q: If you could tell potential patients one thing about you, what would it be?
A: My most important job is to be a compassionate advocate for my patients, both clinically and beyond. In that role, I strive to ensure that each person benefits from an individualized treatment plan that meets their unique needs.
Lang L, Wang CT, Sun X, Liu L, Li M, Witz C, Williams D, Griffith J, Skorupski J, Haddad G, Gill J, Wang WH. Identification of chromosomal errors in human preimplantation embryos with oligonucleotide DNA microarray. PLoS One. 2013 Apr 16;8(4):e61838.
Wang CT, Liang L, Witz C, Williams D, Griffith J, Skorupski J, Haddad G, Gill J, Wang W. Optimized protocol for cryoperservation of human eggs improves developmental competence and implantation of resulting embryos.
J Ovarian Res. 2013 Feb 13;6(1):15. doi: 10.1186/1757-2215-6-15
Jianqiao Liu, Weihua Wang, Xiaofang Sun, Lian Liu, Hua Jin, Man Li, Craig Witz, Dan Williams, Griffith J, Josh Skorupski, Gus Haddad, Jimmy Gill.. DNA Microarray Reveals that High Proportions of Human Blastocysts from Women of Advanced Maternal Age are Aneuploid and Mosaic. Biol Reprod December 2012 87 (6) 148, 1-9.
Griffith J, Binkley PA, Kirma NB, Schenken RS, Tekmal RR, Witz CA. Imatinib decreases endometrial stromal cell transmesothial migration and proliferation in the extracellular matrix of modeled peritoneum. Fertility and Sterility. 94 (7):2431-35. December 2010
Griffith J, Rodgers AK, Schenken RS. In vitro models to study the pathogenesis of endometriosis. Reproductive Sciences. 17(1):5-12. January 2010.
Griffith J, Liu YG, Tekmal RR, Binkley PA, Holden AE, Schenken RS.
Menstrual endometrial cells from women with endometriosis demonstrate increased adherence to peritoneal cells and increased expression of CD44 splice variants. Fertility and Sterility. 93(6): 1745-49. April 2010
Griffith J. Conway DL. Care of Diabetics in Pregnancy. Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinics of North America. 31(2):243-56. June 2004
Ghassan Haddad, Maimin Deng, Cassie T. Wang, Craig Witz, Daniel Williams, Griffith J, Josh Skorupski, Jimmy Gill, Wei-Hua Wang. Assessment of aneuploidy formation in human blastocysts resulting from donated eggs and the necessity of the embryos for aneuploidy screening J Assist Reprod Genet DOI 10.1007/s10815-015-0492-4
Peritoneal mesothelial cell secretory products increase invasion of endometrial stromal cells in an in vitro model of the early endometriotic lesion
Fertility and Sterility, Volume 90, Supplement 1, September 2008, Page S144
A.L. Brien, C. Witz, Griffith J, P. Binkley, R. Schenken
Imatanib alters expression of endometrial stromal cell signaling genes involved in cell proliferation and metastasis
Fertility and Sterility, Volume 90, Supplement 1, September 2008, Page S145
Griffith J, P.A. Binkley, N.R. Kirma, C.A. Witz, R.S. Schenken, R.R. Tekmal
Imatinib decreases endometrial stromal cell transmesothelial migration and proliferation in the extracellular matrix of modeled peritoneum
Fertility and Sterility, Volume 88, Supplement 1, September 2007, Pages S60-S61
Griffith J, P.A. Binkley, N.B. Kirma, R.S. Schenken, R.R. Tekmal, C.A. Witz
Menstrual endometrial cells from women with endometriosis demonstrate increased adherence to peritoneal cells and increased expression of CD44 splice variants
Fertility and Sterility, Volume 88, Supplement 1, September 2007, Page S210
Griffith J, Y.-G. Liu, P.A. Binkley, C.A. Witz, R.R. Tekmal, R.S. Schenken
Haddad, G, Wang, T, Witz, C, Williams, D.; Griffith J, Skorupski, J, Gill, J, and Wang, W. Preimplantation genetic screening is not necessary for blastocysts resulting from vitrified donor eggs, 2014 ASHRE annual meeting.
Wang, W, Li, R, Chang, M, Witz, C, Williams, D, Griffith, J, Skorupski, J, Gill, J, Bello, S, and Haddad, G. Efficiency comparison of cryopreservation of eggs and embryos in a shared egg donor program. 2014 ASHRE annual meeting.
Imatanib alters expression of endometrial stromal cell signaling genes involved in cell proliferation and metastasis, 64th 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, San Francisco, CA (Poster Presentation)
Imatinib Decreases Endometrial Stromal Cell Transmesothelial Migration and Proliferation in the Extracellular Matrix of Modeled Peritoneum, 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Washington, DC (Oral Presentation)
Menstrual Endometrial Cells from women with Endometriosis Demostrate Increased Adherence to Peritoneal Cells and Increased Expression of CD44 Splice Variants, 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Washington, DC (Poster presentation)
Member: RESOLVE Board of Directors
RESOLVE Hope Award for Advocacy 2015
Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award by ASRM 2015
RESOLVE Texas Infertility Hero, 2014
Vitals Top Ten Dr. for the City, Houston, Texas, 2014
Vitals Compassionate Dr. Recognition, 2012, 2013, 2014
Vitals Patient Choice Award 2012, 2013, 2014
Arnold P.Gold Humanism and Teaching Award 2005
Arnold P.Gold Humanism and Teaching Award 2004
The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Outstanding Resident Award 2006
Berlex Best Teaching Resident Award 2004
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society