STONY BROOK, NY, December 15, 2022 – Stony Brook Medicine named Todd Griffin, MD, MBA, as Vice President for Clinical Services and Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs. Dr. Griffin’s appointment, effective January 1, 2023, was announced by Hal Paz, MDexecutive vice president for health sciences at Stony Brook University and chief executive, Stony Brook University Medicine.
“I am delighted that Dr. Griffin continues to grow his career with us and look forward to working with him to foster community relationships and build a prosperous future for Stony Brook Medicine,” said Dr. Paz. “Dr. Griffin’s in-depth knowledge of our organization and clinical expertise positions him well to succeed in this role.
In his new role, Dr. Griffin will be responsible for the clinical direction of Stony Brook Medicine (SBM) and oversight of all outpatient facilities. He will also oversee the Clinical Integrated Network (CIN) of SBM faculty and Stony Brook Community Medicine (SBCM) physicians. He will act as the clinical director for all affiliated and partner organizations and will develop plans for coordinating inpatient and outpatient care, promoting operational efficiency in the inpatient environment and a seamless transition to the outpatient setting. Dr. Griffin will work with SBM management to develop and implement the vision and strategy to grow and sustain the success of the SBM clinical enterprise.
Dr. Griffin has served as Acting Vice President for Clinical Services and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs since June of this year. He is also a professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Griffin has spent most of his career at Stony Brook, having been a medical student, a resident, and returning as a faculty member after completing his service in the United States Navy.
As a clinician, Dr. Griffin is a minimally invasive/robotic gynecological surgeon who was instrumental in helping Stony Brook start a robotics program. As an educator, he served as Director of Clerkship, Director of the Residency Program, and Vice President of Education. In 2009, he was selected to serve as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Stony Brook University Hospital. In this role, he was responsible for improving patient safety, quality and operational efficiency of clinical services. As CMO, he was part of the team that laid out the plan for establishing a healthcare system through the acquisition of more hospitals and medical practices. In 2012, he was recruited to become President of OB/GYN to develop a strategic plan to increase the footprint of women’s health. He served as President of the OB/GYN and CMO until 2014.
As President, Dr. Griffin had a number of significant accomplishments. He grew the department’s total revenue from $12 million in 2012 to nearly $100 million expected in 2022. He grew the faculty from 22 to over 70 full-time faculty and developed three outpatient clinical sites. The department’s research mission has also grown significantly, as evidenced by total NIH funding, publications, and scientific output.
From 2018 to 2021, Dr. Griffin served as Chairman of the Stony Brook University Hospital Medical Council. In 2021, he was elected Chair of the Clinical Practice Management Plan. In 2022, he received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service.
When Dr. Griffin assumes his new role in 2023, he will step down as chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine. An Acting Director of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine will be appointed shortly.