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Eric R. Griffiths

Eric R. Griffiths, MD

Languages spoken: English
  • Board Certification

    American Board of Surgery
    American Board of Thoracic Surgery
    American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Sub: Congenital Cardiac Surgery)
  • Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Surgery -Primary
    Academic Divisions Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Board Certification
    American Board of Surgery
    American Board of Thoracic Surgery
    American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Sub: Congenital Cardiac Surgery)

    Education history

    Fellowship Congenital Heart Surgery - Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard University Fellow
    Cardiothoracic Surgery - University of Virginia Fellow
    Residency General Surgery - University of Texas Southwestern Senior Resident
    Cardiovascular Surgery - Harvard University Research Fellow
    Residency General Surgery - University of Texas Southwestern Resident
    Medicine - Cornell University M.D.
    Undergraduate Brigham Young University B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Winder MM, Ware A, Husain A, Griffiths E, Swink JM, Ou Z, Eckhauser A (2023). Interdigitating Technique for Repair of Aortic Arch Obstruction to Reduce Reintervention Rates. Ann Thorac Surg. (Read full article)
    2. Griffiths ER, Lambert LM, Ou Z, Shaaban A, Rezvani M, Carlo WF, Schumacher KR, DiPaola F, OConnor MJ, Nandi D, Zangwill S, McCulloch MA, Friedland-Little JM, West SC, Lee TM, Alejos JC, Chen S, Molina KM (2022). Fontan-associated liver disease after heart transplant. Pediatr Transplant, 27(2), e14435. (Read full article)
    3. Glenn ET, Harman JR, Marietta J, Lake J, Bailly DK, Ou Z, Griffiths ER, Ware AL (2022). Impact of a Surgical Wound Infection Prevention Bundle in Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg, 115(1), 126-134. (Read full article)
    4. Eckhauser AW, Nonu JL, Hobbs RD, Griffiths ER, Husain SA, Doty J (2022). The Ross operation after removal of a transcatheter aortic valve replacement in pediatric patients. JTCVS Tech, 17, 129-132. (Read full article)
    5. Joong A, Maeda K, Peng DM, Absi M, Armstrong BPN, Bansal N, Bearl DW, Bleiweis MS, Brickler M, Buchholz H, Chen S, Conway J, Do NL, Esteso P, Friedland-Little J, Griffiths ER, Hsu DT, Kindel SJ, Lorts A, Martinez HR, Michael Mcmullan D, Mehegan M, Mokshagundam D, Morales DLS, Philip J, Ploutz M, Rosenthal DN, Shezad MF, Sparks J, Ventresco C, Villa C, Wilkens S, Zafar F (2022). Ventricular Assist Device Outcomes in Infants and Children With Stage 1 Single Ventricle Palliation. ASAIO J, 68(11), E188-E195. (Read full article)
    6. Robertson DM, Boucek DM, Martin MH, Gray RG, Griffiths ER, Eckhauser AW, Ou Z, Lambert LM, Williams RV, Husain SA (2022). Transcatheter and Surgical Aortic Valve Implantation in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults With Congenital Heart Disease. Am J Cardiol, 177, 128-136. (Read full article)
    7. Sirota M, Heyrend C, Ou Z, Masotti S, Griffiths E, Molina K (2021). Impact of tacrolimus variability on pediatric heart transplant outcomes. Pediatr Transplant, 25(7), e14043. (Read full article)
    8. Daugherty J, Heyrend C, Profsky M, Kay B, VanderPluym C, Griffiths ER, May LJ (2020). Time in Therapeutic Range for Bivalirudin Among Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device Recipients. ASAIO J, 67(5), 588-593. (Read full article)
    9. Zafar F, Conway J, Bleiweis MS, Al-Aklabi M, Ameduri R, Barnes A, Bearl DW, Buchholz H, Church S, Do NL, Duffy V, Dykes JC, Eghtesady P, Fisher L, Friedland-Little J, Fuller S, Fynn-Thompson F, George K, Gossett JG, Griffiths ER, Griselli M, Hawkins B, Honjo O, Jeewa A, Joong A, Kindel S, Kouretas P, Lorts A, Machado D, Maeda K, Maurich A, May LJ, McConnell P, Mehegan M, Mong M, Morales DLS, Murray J, Niebler RA, OConnor M, Peng DM, Phelps C, Philip J, Ploutz M, Profsky M, Reichhold A, Rosenthal DN, Said AS, Schumacher KR, Si MS, Simpson KE, Sparks J, Louis JS, Steiner ME, VanderPluym C, Villa C (2021). Berlin Heart EXCOR and ACTION post-approval surveillance study report. J Heart Lung Transplant, 40(4), 251-259. (Read full article)
    10. VanderPluym CJ, Cantor RS, Machado D, Boyle G, May L, Griffiths E, Niebler RA, Lorts A, Rossano J, Sutcliffe DL, Lytrivi ID, Buchholz H, Fynn-Thompson F, Hawkins B, Conway J (2020). Utilization and Outcomes of Children Treated with Direct Thrombin Inhibitors on Paracorporeal Ventricular Assist Device Support. ASAIO J, 66(8), 939-945. (Read full article)
    11. Hummel K, Glotzbach K, Menon S, Griffiths E, Lal AK (2020). Thrombotic microangiopathy following heart transplant in pediatric Danon disease. Pediatr Transplant, 24(4), e13669. (Read full article)
    12. VanderPluym CJ, Adachi I, Niebler R, Griffiths E, Fynn-Thompson F, Chen S, OConnor MJ, Machado D, Hawkins B, Bleiweis MS, Koehl DA, Cantor RS, Morales D, Lorts A (2018). Outcomes of children supported with an intracorporeal continuous-flow left ventricular assist system. J Heart Lung Transplant, 38(4), 385-393. (Read full article)
    13. Sharma V, Griffiths ER, Eckhauser AW, Gray RG, Martin MH, Zhang C, Presson AP, Burch PT (2018). Pulmonary Valve Replacement: A Single-Institution Comparison of Surgical and Transcatheter Valves. Ann Thorac Surg, 106(3), 807-813. (Read full article)
    14. DeBoard ZM, Eckhauser AW, Griffiths E (2018). Single-Ventricle Palliation in a 4-Year-Old With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg, 105(1), e31-e32. (Read full article)
    15. Griffiths ER, Pinto NM, Eckhauser AW, Al-Dulaimi R, Presson AP, Bailly DK, Burch PT (2017). Differences in clinical outcomes and cost between complex and simple arterial switches. Cardiol Young, 28(1), 134-141. (Read full article)


    1. DiChiacchio L, Goodwin ML, Kagawa H, Griffiths E, Nickel IC, Stehlik J, Selzman CH (2023). Heart Transplant and Donors After Circulatory Death: A Clinical-Preclinical Systematic Review. [Review]. J Surg Res, 292, 222-233. (Read full article)

    Conference Proceedings

    1. Eckhauser AW, Nonu JL, Hobbs RD, Griffiths ER, Husain SA, Doty J (2023). The Ross operation after removal of a transcatheter aortic valve replacement in pediatric patients. In Eckhauser AW|Nonu JL|Hobbs RD|Griffiths ER|Husain SA|Doty J (Ed.), JTCVS Tech, 17, 129-132. (Read full article)

    Case Report

    1. Griffiths ER, Gray RG, Martin MH, Husain SA, Eckhauser AW (2020). Limited durability of expandable pericardial tissue valves in the mitral position in children. JTCVS Tech, 5, 84-86. (Read full article)


    1. Griffiths ER (2021). Commentary: Caring for those often left behind. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 163, 425-426. (Read full article)


    1. Hill KD, Baldwin HS, Bichel DP, Butts RJ, Chamberlain RC, Ellis AM, Graham EM, Hickerson J, Hornik CP, Jacobs JP, Jacobs ML, Jaquiss RD, Kannankeril PJ, OBrien SM, Torok R, Turek JW, Li JS, STRESS Network Investigators (2019). Rationale and design of the STeroids to REduce Systemic inflammation after infant heart Surgery (STRESS) trial. Am Heart J (220, pp. 192-202). United States. (Read full article)
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