Thomas A. Griffin, MD, PhD

  • Pediatric Rheumatology
Thomas A. Griffin, MD, PhD
Atrium Health Provider
Accepts New Patients
Treats Only Children


Practicing Specialties

Pediatric Rheumatology

Clinical Interests

ArthritisArthroplastyArthroscopy And Reconstructive SurgeryBehcet's DiseaseBursitisCarpal Tunnel SyndromeChronic Recurrent Multifocal OsteomyelitisEnthesitis Related ArthritisFibromyalgiaGranulomatosis With PolyangitisHenoch Schoenlein PurpuraHip ProblemsJIAJuvenile Ankylosing SpondylitisJuvenile ArthritisJuvenile DermatomyositisJuvenile GoutJuvenile Idiopathic ArthritisJuvenile Psoriatic ArthritisKawasaki DiseaseLinear SclerodermaLupusLyme DiseaseMixed Connective Tissue DiseaseMorpheaMyelogramMyositisOsteoarthritisPolyarteritis NodosaPolymyositisRaynaud's PhenomenonReactive ArthritisRheumatic DiseaseRheumatic FeverRheumatoid ArthritisRheumatologySclerodermaSjogren's SyndromeSystemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus)Systemic Onset Juvenile Idiopathic ArthritisTakayasu's ArteritisUveitisVasculitisWagener's Granulomatosis


  • English


“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

Thomas A. Griffin, MD, PhD certified by American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Rheumatology


Case Western Reserve University


Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Pediatrics


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Pediatric Rheumatology


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