Treatment & Services
- Biventricular Pacemaker
- Cardiac Oncology
- Cardio-Oncology Center
- Cardiovascular Medicine Department
- Clinical Trials
- George M & Linda H Kaufman Center for Heart Failure
- Heart Failure Section
- Heart Transplantation
- Ventricular Assist Device
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Cancer and the Heart
- Cancer Heart Disease
- Dilated Cardiomyopathy
- Familial Cardiomyopathy
- Heart Failure
- Heart Failure In Women
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
- Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy
- Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
- Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
- Sarcoid Heart Disease
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
Richmond, VA USA
Residency - Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
Richmond, VA USA
Internship - Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
Richmond, VA USA
Medical School - University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, NM USA
Undergraduate - Baylor University
Waco, TX USA
- President of International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, (ISHLT) 2012-2013
- Associate Director of International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, (ISHLT) 2001-2009
- Board of Directors, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, 2000-2003, 2011-2013
- Associate Director, Scientific Registry of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, Adult Heart Transplantation
- Program Chair, 21st Annual Scientific Sessions, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, April 2001
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
- Internal Medicine - Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Cardiomyopathy, cardiac tumors, heart failure, heart transplantation, ventricular assist device, myocardial biopsy, cardiac catheterization
Awards & Honors
- Best Doctors of America, since 1995
- Annual Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Medicine, University of Utah, 1996-2001
- Commendation of Exceptionally Meritorious Service, Department of Veteran Affairs, August 2001
- Distinguished Cardiology Alumnus Award, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2006
- American College of Cardiology
- American Heart Association
- American Society of Transplantation
- International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
- Heart Failure Society of America
Research & Publications
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149 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||5|
|Knows Medical History||5|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
10 Patient Comments
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Reviewed on May 22, 2017
Excellent as usual!
Reviewed on May 18, 2017
very caring and compassionate; very well satisfied with the care
Reviewed on Apr 21, 2017
Dr. Griffin & Dr. Taylor & staff were excellent.
Reviewed on Mar 9, 2017
listened, made sure I understood and made me feel I could comfortably call if I had questions
Reviewed on Mar 1, 2017
Reviewed on Nov 30, 2016
Reviewed on Nov 17, 2016
We drove 16 hours to the clinic for heart issues, we will continue to make the trip. Very well worth it. Everyone was outstanding.
Reviewed on Oct 31, 2016
Reviewed on Aug 17, 2016
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