Brian Griffin

Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Brian Griffin is a native of Galway, Ireland and is a graduate of NUIG. Since 1993, Dr. Griffin has been a cardiologist at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio (USA). For the last 28 years, Cleveland Clinic has ranked #1 in cardiovascular care on US News and World Reports annual ‘Best Hospital’ list. Dr. Griffin serves as Head of the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging and Vice Chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Heart and Vascular Institute. He has held the John and Rosemary Brown Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine since 2007. He was Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Training Program at Cleveland Clinic for 18 years and has been involved in the training of cardiologists from all over the world and of many in Ireland.

Dr Griffin’s research interest is in valvular heart disease and he has published seminal articles on the progression of aortic valve disease and on the nature of the valve tissue abnormality in mitral valve prolapse. Dr Griffin has been an invited speaker at many international conferences, is the author of more than 350 publications in cardiology and has edited 4 cardiology textbooks. The Manual of Cardiovascular Medicine that he edits has been translated into multiple languages. He received the Stokes Medal of the Irish Cardiac Society in 2002 and the Medtronic Award from the National University of Ireland Galway in 2011.