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Emergency Medicine

Richard T. Griffey, MD, MPH

Current Position
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Associate Chief, Emergency Medicine


Specialty Areas
Emergency Medicine

Patients Seen At
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
400 South Kingshighway Blvd
Emergency Department
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-758-6787
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8072
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Emergency medicine, quality and patient safety, evidence based imaging, information systems


Board Certification
Emergency Medicine -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1989
Medical Degree: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, 1997
Residency: Harvard, Emergency Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 2001
M.P.H.: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, 2004
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital


Honors and Awards

Director of Quality and Safety, Emergency Medicine

Coursemaster, WU Institute for Public Health

Esther B Kahn Foundation Young Investigator Grant Winner, 2003

Outstanding Attending Physician - awarded by the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program, 2001

Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Resident Research Award, 2000

Books and Book Chapters

Griffey RT, Ilgen J. Weakness. Chapter in Signs and Symptoms in Emergency Medicine: Literature-based Aprroach to Emergent Conditions. St. Louis: Mosby, Inc. 2006.

Griffey RT, Section editor, Micromedex: Facial Trauma. 1998 Ed

Griffey RT. Hydrofluoric Acid Exposure. Clinical Toxicology Review. Massachusetts/ Rhode Island Poison Control System. May 2000;Vol.22, No.8

Selected Publications

Griffey, RT, Ledbetter S, Khorasani R. Changes in Thoracolumbar Computed Tomography and Radiography Utilization Among Trauma Patients After Deployment of Multidetector Computed Tomography in the Emergency Department. J Trauma 2007; 62:1153–1156

Kachalia A, Ghandi T, Puopolo, A, Yoon C, Thomas E, Griffey RT, Brennan T, Studdert D, Missed and Delayed Diagnosis in the Emergency Department., Annals of Emergency Medicine 2007 Feb;49(2):196-205

Griffey RT, Ledbetter S, Khorasani, R. Yield and Utility of Radiographic “Shunt Series” in the Evaluation of Ventriculo-Peritoneal Shunt Malfunction in Adult Emergency Patients. Emergency Radiology 3/2007

Griffey RT, Bohan, JS. Health Care Provider Complaints to the Emergency Department: A Preliminary Report on a Novel Quality Improvement Instrument. Quality and Safety in Health Care 2006 Oct;15(5):344-6

Woodruff, PG, Tollerud D, Nadel ES, Camargo CA, Gillette M, Shapiro N, Griffey RT, Guevarra L, Hanrahan JP. Serum Levels of Interleukin-4, Interleukin 5, and Interferon-gamma in Acute Asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1999; 159(3 part 2):A372. (also in Acad Emerg Med 1999;6;498)

Griffey, RT. Pediatric Minor Head Trauma LLSA Literature Review, Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine, 2004

Sun B, Griffey, RT. Febrile Seizure. LLSA Literature Review, Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine, June 2003

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Richard Griffey






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