Kurt Griffin, MD | Pediatrics - Endocrinology | Sanford Health Skip To Content

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  • Undergraduate
    University of Santa Clara (Santa Clara, CA)
  • Graduate School
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Denver, CO)
  • Medical School
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Denver, CO)
  • Residency
    Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital (Cleveland, OH)
  • Internship
    Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital (Cleveland, OH)
  • Fellowship
    National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD)
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics - General Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatric Endocrinology, type 1 diabetes, adrenal and pituitary disorders, medical evaluation and treatment of endocrine tumors; clinical trials in type 1 diabetes.

Dr. Griffin takes a collaborative approach with patients and their families and believes that improved understanding of the disease by the patient and family leads to improved care. Particularly with type 1 diabetes, success requires ongoing, in-depth education that must be tailored to each family, and evolves over time as the child grows older.

Dr. Griffin has particular experience in clinical management of endocrine tumors and type 1 diabetes. He has extensive research experience spanning from bench to bedside, with a particular emphasis on the immunology of type 1 diabetes.

Society Memberships:
Pediatric Endocrinology Society (PES)
American Acadamy of Pediatrics (AAP)
American Diabetes Association (ADA)



Dr Griffin earned his PhD (1996) and MD (1998) from the University of Colorado. He completed his general pediatric training at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland then subspecialty training in Pediatric Endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. After seven years at the University of Arizona in Tucson, he came to Sanford to pursue research on type 1 diabetes as part of the Sanford Project.. Dr. Griffin is Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the ABP subboard for pediatric endocrinology.

Dr. Griffin is an avid bicyclist and photographer.

Arizona Clinical and Translational Research Educational Consortium Clinical Scholar’s Circle (2008).
Robert and Helen Graham Research Endowment Award, University of Arizona (2006).
Commendation Medal, Commissioned Corps, US Public Health Service (2006).
Society for Pediatric Research: Fellow’s Basic Research Award. (2004).
NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence. (2004).

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