R. Stephen Griffith, M.D., will be remembered long after leaving his post as the community and family medicine chairman for the School of Medicine and Truman Medical Centers. TMC recently honored him by dedicating the R. Stephen Griffith, M.D., Education Center at TMC Lakewood, a facility used primarily for the classroom portion of residents’ training.
Griffith stepped down as department chair in August 2010, after nine years at the helm. He has served as a family physician at TMC for more than 27 years and continues to serve as associate professor of community and family medicine and as Rural Health Director for the School of Medicine. He also serves as course director for the School’s Family Medicine Preceptorship and continues to see family medicine patients at the TMC Lakewood Medical Pavilion.
During his tenure with TMC Lakewood he has also served as associate chief medical officer and program director of the Family Medicine Residency.