Investigator Bio

Richard T. Griffey, MD, MPH, FACEP

  Associate Chief, Division of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine
Director of Quality and Safety
Director of Information Systems, Division of Emergency Medicine

griffeyr@wustl.edu

 Dr. Richard Griffey, MD, MPH, holds a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Vanderbilt University where he graduated in 1989.  He then went to his post baccalaureate studies at Old Dominion University in 1993. 

He serves as Associate Chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital and Director for Quality and Safety.  For nearly 15 years, he has led departmental, as well as hospital and health system quality and safety programs.  He is involved in safety and quality curriculum development, debriefing training, error reporting, sharing of best practices and cross-institutional communication in patient safety.  He also serves as departmental Director of Information Systems.  In addition to training in quality and safety as part of his MHP, he has completed IHI Patient Safety Officer program and the AHA-NPSF Comprehensive Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship.  He is a Scholar and Coursemaster in the Washington University Institute for Public Health where he developed and taught a course to attendings, fellows, residents and medical and Ph.D. students on patient safety, quality measure and quality improvement. 


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EM Statistics
Adult ED Visits: 95,600
Pediatric ED Visits: 50,000
Trauma Center: Level 1
Residency Type: 1-4
Fellowship Programs: 5
FT Faculty: 40
Residents: 48