Robert 'Berch' Griggs

Professor of Neurology, Medicine, Pathology and Pediatrics

University of Rochester

Robert 'Berch' Griggs

Dr. Griggs is Professor of Neurology, Medicine, Pathology and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He was Chair of the Department of Neurology and Neurologist-in-Chief at Strong Memorial Hospital from 1986 to 2008. He also held the Edward A. and Alma Vollerstein Rykenboer Chair in Neurophysiology at the University of Rochester. He received his BA from the University of Delaware and his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

He received training in Internal Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Rochester where he was Chief Resident in Medicine and Fellow in Immunology. He trained in Neurology at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the University of Rochester where he was Chief Resident in Neurology.

Dr. Griggs is an internist/neurologist specializing in neuromuscular diseases with a focus on experimental therapeutics. He has directed an NIH-funded training program in the Experimental Therapeutics of Neurological Disease since 1989. He has published over 300 scientific papers and 15 texts which span the fields of medicine and neurology. He served as President of the Association of University Professor of Neurology (1994-1996). He has served on the Council of the American Neurological Association. He served as Editor-in-Chief of Neurology 1997-2006. Dr. Griggs is serving as the President Elect of the American Academy of Neurology, 2007-2009. He is neurology Editor of Cecil Textbook of Medicine and an Editor of Cecil Essentials of Medicine. Dr. Griggs has received numerous awards for teaching including the American Academy of Neurology A.B. Baker Award and Lecture for Excellence in Teaching. He directed the educational programs of the AAN from 1992-1997. In 1998 he received the Robert Wartenberg Award and Lectureship of the AAN. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 1998.

Since 1998, Dr. Griggs has chaired the Executive Committee of the Muscle Study Group (MSG), an international consortium of investigators focused on developing new treatments for neuromuscular disease. The MSG is supported by grants from the National Institute of Health, Food and Drug Administration, industry, and a number of foundations.

University of Rochester
School of Medicine and Dentistry
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Rochester
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United States of America


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