Kurt Griffin, MD, PhD, Lab


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Dr. Griffin Bio

Jianning Tao, PhD

  • Director of Clinical Trials and Associate Scientist, The Sanford Project
  • Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Sanford School of Medicine The University of South Dakota
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Santa Clara
  • MD and PhD from the University of Colorado Health Services Center in Denver, CO
  • Pediatric Residency at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at NIH in Bethesda, MD

Primary Research Focus

Dr. Griffin has experience with establishing successful clinical research programs in Type 1 Diabetes. He continues to focus his research interests on the immunology of T1D. He also provides direct patient care to children with diabetes and other endocrine disorders at the Sanford Children’s Specialty Clinic. As part of the Sanford Project, Dr. Griffin is responsible for the design, performance, and interpretation of multicenter clinical studies in recent-onset T1D working towards the ultimate objective of curing this disease.


Clinical Trials

To Learn more about the Clinical Trials offered at Sanford Health visit the Clinical Research website. 

Contact Us  
Sanford Research Center
2301 E. 60th St. N.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Telephone: 605-312-6035
Fax: 605-312-6071
Email: Kurt.Griffin@SanfordHealth.org