Roswell Park Cancer Institute Appoints Dr. Elizabeth Griffiths to the Department of Medicine

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

BUFFALO, NY- Elizabeth Griffiths, MD, has joined Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) as a physician and Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Griffiths treats patients with blood disorders, but her particular interest is in myelodysplastic syndromes and elderly acute myeloid leukemia.

Before coming to RPCI, Dr. Griffiths was at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she completed a residency in internal medicine. She also did a fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Griffiths received her medical degree with distinction from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill North Carolina. She is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology.

Throughout her career, Dr. Griffiths has been honored several times, receiving The Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Citation for Academic Achievement from the American Medical Women’s Association as well as being selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Association for Cancer Research, American Society of Hematology, American College of Physicians, and American Society of Clinical Oncology. 

The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. RPCI, founded in 1898, was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit RPCI’s website at http://www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email askrpci@roswellpark.org.

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