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Thomas Griffin, MD, PhD

  • Pediatric Rheumatology

Thomas Griffin, MD, PhD

  • Pediatric Rheumatology
Thomas Griffin, MD, PhD
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Practicing Specialties

  • Pediatric Rheumatology

Clinical Interests

  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Lupus
  • Vasculitis
  • Fibromyalgia
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Uveitis
    • Arthroscopy And Reconstructive Surgery
    • Arthritis
    • Wagener's Granulomatosis
    • Arthroplasty
    • Kawasaki Disease
    • Bursitis
    • Juvenile Gout
    • Hip Problems
    • Juvenile Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Juvenile Dermatomyositis
    • Lyme Disease
    • Myelogram
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Raynaud's Phenomenon
    • Rheumatic Disease
    • Rheumatic Fever
    • Scleroderma
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus)
    • Rheumatology
    • Behcet's Disease
    • Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis
    • Enthesitis Related Arthritis
    • Granulomatosis With Polyangitis
    • Henoch Schoenlein Purpura
    • JIA
    • Juvenile Arthritis
    • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
    • Juvenile Psoriatic Arthritis
    • Linear Scleroderma
    • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
    • Morphea
    • Myositis
    • Polyarteritis Nodosa
    • Polymyositis
    • Reactive Arthritis
    • Systemic Onset Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
    • Takayasu's Arteritis


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“My goal is to help children with rheumatic diseases overcome the many challenges they face. Many recent advances in our understanding of how to treat autoimmunity have enabled rheumatologists to have a greater impact on patient outcomes.” 

Dr. Griffin is board certified in pediatric rheumatology. He specializes in juvenile arthritis, lupus, dermatomyositis, scleroderma, vasculitis and other pediatric rheumatic diseases. He serves as director of Pediatric Rheumatology at Atrium Health Levine Children's Hospital Specialty Care Hickory. 

Dr. Griffin is involved in collaborative research through the Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group (PRCSG), the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) and the Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Outcomes and Improvement Network (PR-COIN). 

He received his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University and completed a residency at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. He then completed a fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 

Outside of work, Dr. Griffin loves spending time with his wife and 2 children. He is also a member of the Charlotte Master Chorale and enjoys playing golf.



Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Rheumatology

Medical Education

  • Case Western Reserve University


  • Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Pediatrics


  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Pediatric Rheumatology