David E. Griffith, MD Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient David E. Griffith, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Griffith is in the Division of Mycobacterial & Respiratory Infections. Professor Division of Mycobacterial & Respiratory Infections Department of Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2022 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars 129 Patient Ratings 45 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Bronchiectasis Treatment Program Clinical Research Clinical Trials Department of Medicine Division of Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections Mycobacterial Diseases Consult Service Tuberculosis Program Specialties & Conditions Bronchiectasis Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Chronic Respiratory Infections Coping With Mycobacterial Disease Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO) Tuberculosis (TB) Research Areas Bronchiectasis Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) Special Interests My major areas of interest spanning more than 30 years are mycobacterial diseases, including both nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) disease and tuberculosis, and bronchiectasis. I started my career in NTM lung disease with the invaluable encouragement of Dr. Richard Wallace more than 30 years ago. In the mid 1980’s there were very few centers interested in NTM lung disease in the United States or anywhere else in the world. Over the last 3 decades I have participated in multiple clinical trials and research projects that have resulted in the establishment of standards for treatment of patients with NTM diseases. I have been fortunate to work in the top two-referral centers for NTM disease in the United States where consultations are provided regionally and nationally to clinicians and patients. I have participated in the development of 3 iterations of nontuberculous mycobacterial disease diagnosis and treatment guidelines (1997, 2007, 2020) including as the principal author for the 2007 American Thoracic Society and Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Diseases. I am author or co-author on approximately 250 peer reviewed publications mostly pertaining to NTM disease including original research manuscripts, book chapters, reviews, editorials and electronic publications. Education Education 1974 - 1977 Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 1970 - 1974 University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA Internships 1977 - 1978 Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX Residency 1979 - 1980 Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portoland, OR 1978 - 1979 Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX Fellowship 1983 - 1985 Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, OR Awards & Recognition 2002-2019: W.A. and E.B. Moncrief Distinguished Professorship in Comprehensive Heart and Lung Research 2012: Murray Kornfeld Memorial Founders Lecture and Award, American College of Chest Physicians 2010-Present: Royal Society of Medicine, Overseas Fellow Board Certification 1980: Internal Medicine 1986: Pulmonary Medicine Professional Memberships Fellow American College of Physicians Fellow American College of Chest Physicians Overseas Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine American Thoracic Society Publications Griffith DE, Eagle G, Thomson R, Aksamit TR, Hasegawa N, Morimoto K, Addrizzo-Harris DJ, O'Donnell AE, Marras TK, Flume PA, Loebinger MR, Morgan L, Codecasa LR, Hill AT, Ruoss SJ, Yim JJ, Ringshausen FC, Field SK, Philley JV, Wallace RJ Jr, van Ingen J, Coulter C, Nezamis J, Winthrop KL; CONVERT Study Group. Amikacin Liposome Inhalation Suspension for Treatment-Refractory Lung Disease Caused by Mycobacterium avium Complex (CONVERT): A Prospective, Open-Label, Randomized Study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Sep 14 Griffith DE, Flume PA, Thomson R, Mange K, Yuen DW, Morimoto K, Ruoss SJ, Codecasa LR, Yim Jae-Joon, Marras TK, van Ingen J, Wallace RJ, Brown Elliott BA, Coulter C, Winthrop KL.A Randomized, Open-Label, Multicenter Study of Liposomal Amikacin for Inhalation (LAI) in Adult Subjects with Nontuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) Lung Infections Caused by Mycobacterium avium Complex (MAC) That Are Refractory to Treatment (submitted) 104. Charles L. Daley, Jonathan M. Iaccarino, Christoph Lange, Emmanuelle Cambau, Richard J. Wallace Jr, Claire Andrejak, Erik C. Böttger, Jan Brozek, David E. Griffith, Lorenzo Guglielmetti, Gwen A. Huitt, Shandra L. Knight, Philip Leitman, Theodore K. Marras, Kenneth N. Olivier, Miguel Santin, Jason E. Stout, Enrico Tortoli, Jakko van Ingen, Dirk Wagner, Kevin L. Winthrop. Treatment of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Pulmonary Disease: An Official ATS/ERS/ESCMID/IDSA Clinical Practice Guideline (In press, Clinical Infect Dis) Winthrop KL, Flume PA, Thomson R, Mange K, Yuen DW, Morimoto K, Ruoss SJ, Codecasa LR, Yim Jae-Joon, Marras TK, van Ingen J, Wallace RJ, Brown Elliott BA, Coulter C, Griffith DE. Safety and Tolerability of Amikacin Liposome Inhalation Suspension in Treatment-Refractory Mycobacterium avium complex Lung Disease: A 12-Month Open-Label Extension Study (submitted) 55. Griffith DE, Aksamit T, Brown-Elliott B, Catanzaro, Daley C, A Gordin F, Holland S, Horsburgh, Huitt G, Iademarco M, Iseman M, Olivier K, Ruoss S, von Reyn CF, Wallace RJ, Jr. An Official ATS/IDSA Statement: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Diseases. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2007; 175: 367-416. Teaching & Professional Positions Professor of Medicine, University of TX Health Science Center, Tyler, TX Professor of Medicine, National Jewish Health Conflicts of Interest National Jewish Health physicians and scientists may collaborate with pharmaceutical or other industries to develop medical and scientific breakthroughs or to provide education on trends in quality medical practice and outcomes to physicians and health professionals around the country. National Jewish Health maintains a strict conflict of interest policy to ensure that all potential conflicts are clearly visible and that management plans are put in place in order to further innovation and education while ensuring the protection of our patients and the integrity of our research. National Jewish Health publicly discloses any payment to our physicians or scientists. View this faculty member’s industry relationships and collaborations. 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Provider showed concern 4.7 Friendliness 4.8 Spoke using clear language 4.7 Provider explained things clearly 4.7 Amount of time spent with you 4.6 Provider included you in decisions 4.8 Confidence in your doctor 4.6 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.6 Comments Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2023 I can't say enough good things about *Dr. Griffith. I have confidence he is providing me with excellent care. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2023 Dr Griffith was very patient and caring. Listening to my concerns and addressing my specific situation. He went out of his way to find a Clinical Trial resource on the West Coast that would be easier access for me. He followed up with an email to infor me. He is very helpful in shaping my future health! :) National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2023 Every provider/employee I encountered and saw at Jewish all seemed to LOVE their job. Everyone was confident in their processes and abilities and completely engaged.. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2023 I am one that asks a lot of questions and Dr Griffith always has taken the time to answer my questions and we have talked over all the variable consequences of each direction. I trust him very much National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2023 Dr Griffith is outstanding. I feel most fortunate to have been assigned to him National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2023 I went to NJH totally dependent on their treatment plan with total confidence in doing whatever was prescribed. I should have asked more questions but I was more concerned with trying to understand each new test and what I was supposed to do next. I am still learning about my condition. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2023 No complaints National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2022 *Dr. Griffith is a friendly caring doctor who goes through my test results patiently & explains everything. National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2022 Dr. Griffin has great bedside practices and always takes his time going over all testing results and plans for treatment. I appreciate how thorough his discussions are in considering options for treatment plans and follow up. I really feel like I am in good hands with his knowledge and capabilities to provide correct treatment paths! National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2022 This was my first visit with Dr. David Griffith. My previous doctor was Gwen Hewitt. I was most satisfied. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2022 Good show more National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2022 This was my first appointment with Dr Griffith (not first time to NJH). My previous Dr retired. I am very Happy with Dr Griffith. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2022 I just didn't feel my doctor was very educated on my specific case. He was suggesting several tests that I had to point our were already done. Plus he wanted a test done that wasn't scheduled and very inconvenient for me to travel to Denver. So it felt like poor planning. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2022 These questions seem to apply more to the doctor so that's how I answered. This is the first visit I had with him so we haven't gotten to know each other yet. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2022 Doctor Griffith was one of the best I came across ever: extremely knowledgeable, clear, and friendly. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2022 Someone needed to check Dr. Griffith's notes from my last appointment so they knew when scheduling my appointment, they knew what to include for this appointment. National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2022 Make some suggestions to change of meds adding meds hanging procedure done for reflux. Did not discuss risks, benefits, etc. Told to "think about it". National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2022 He does understand y'all I do feel heard, he does explain things well. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2022 Dr Griffith, his PA, Jenn and fellow, Dr Hassan were excellent! Very informative, bravely patient, extremely thorough, incomparably knowledgeable and exceedingly compassionate. The very best!! National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2022 The visit was shorter than usual, but I think that was because it was my first visit with Dr. Griffith, as I have been going to Dr. Huitt for 24 years. And also because some of my tests were done after my visit with Dr. Griffith National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 New physician for me Dr. Huitt retired National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 My care and relationship with my provider and staff have been outstanding. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 Dr Griffith is a wonderful and compassionate doctor National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2022 Excellent communication National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 My interaction with Dr Griffin was excellent. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 Explaining for me to comprehend..I had not fully understood the extent of lung involvement or even how to correctly use the aerobika. Departed with needed knowledge. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2022 Good National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2022 Really good National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2022 Appreciate the respect and friendliness from the nurses, and Dr Griffin he is a great Doctor and I trust him with my health and very concern of my health. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2022 I've been a patient of Dr. Huitt's for 3 yrs. She retired in March and this was my first interaction with Dr. Griffith. He is a wonderful doctor and seemed to be engaged in my current status and was very understanding. He did consult with my surgeon Dr. Mitchell before my appointment with Mitchell that afternoon. Dr. Griffith and Dr. Mitchell were on the same page as we move forward with my current lung situation and treatment program. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2022 I appreciate the time both Dr Griffith and Jen PA spent answering all of my questions. They were kind and very patient. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 Dr Griffith is great to talk to and very empathetic National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2022 Great I now have a clear understanding of the problem. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 Dr. Griffith makes you feel like you are his only patient and is very patient with questions. I feel that he listens to me, hears what I'm saying and responds accordingly. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 *Dr. Griffith is an amazing, considerate doctor. Extremely _____ or more stars. So lucky to be in his very capable care. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2022 I have always felt very comfortable with my doctor. He listens very carefully and suggests possible solutions. Before my visit, I write a list of questions and they are always answered to my satisfaction. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2022 I have 100% confidence in Dr. Griffiths. He always takes the time to explain all my test results and health situation to me in full detail and easy to understand language. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2022 Dr. Griffith was great! He is extremely knowledgeable, an expert in the field of ID pulmonary issues. He explained issues and treatment procedures clearly and thoroughly. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2022 *Dr. Griffith was/is a very caring doctor - He took his time discussing my care and answered all my questions. Would highly recommend him & National Jewish. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 We are awaiting test results prior to deciding on a course of treatment. He is extremely knowledgeable about diagnosis and treatment of my condition. This was out first meeting. He was very thorough! I have confidence in him and am honored to have him working on my behalf! National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2021 The Doctor is very professional and explains everything to me in detail. He explains my options and listens to my concerns and decisions! National Jewish Health Patient– September, 2021 I was very impressed with the professionalism and expertise of the medical staff National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 All good! National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 Have met with *Dr. Griffith several times. Never have I left there with any questions. He always takes the time that I need to explain test results/my health at that time and what to expect and how to care to prevent. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 The Doctor was amazing in explaining my options. He apologized for me having to wait so long. I had no problems with him. It was his assistant that makes me question if I will return there!