Kurt J. Griffin, PhD, MD, Lab


Sanford Research - Kurt GriffinDr. Griffin earned his B.S. in chemistry at the University of Santa Clara, and his Ph.D. and M.D. degrees from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. He completed his pediatric residency at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland. Following his fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at NIH in Bethesda, MD, he continued there for two additional years of research.

Before joining the Sanford Project in 2013, Dr. Griffin served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson where he established a successful clinical research program in type 1 diabetes (T1D). Dr. Griffin continues to focus his research interests on the immunology of T1D. He continues to provide 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. 
Contact Information for Kurt Griffin:
Kurt Griffin, PhD MD
Director of Clinical Trials and Scientist, The Sanford Project, Sanford Research
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Sanford School of Medicine / USD
Sanford Research Center
2301 E. 60th St. N.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Telephone: 605-312-6035
Fax: 605-312-6071
Lab News

January 2017 Dr. Griffin attended the Immunology of Diabetes Society 15th International Congress in San Francisco, CA. The Immunology Diabetes Society provides an international stage for Type 1 Diabetes Research.