Robert C. Griggs, M.D.

Robert C. Griggs, M.D. Dr. Griggs is Professor of Neurology, Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He was Chair of the Department of Neurology and Neurologist-in-Chief at Strong Memorial Hospital (1986-2008).

He received his BA from the University of Delaware and his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He received training in Internal Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Rochester where he was Chief Resident in Medicine and Fellow in Immunology. He trained in Neurology at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the University of Rochester where he was Chief Resident in Neurology. 

Dr. Griggs is an internist/neurologist specializing in neuromuscular diseases with a focus on experimental therapeutics. He has directed an NIH-funded (1990-2015) training program in the Experimental Therapeutics of Neurological Disease since 1989. He has published over 350 scientific papers and 24 texts which span the fields of medicine and neurology.

He served as Editor-in-Chief of Neurology (1997-2007). He is Neurology Editor of Cecil Textbook of Medicine and an Editor of Cecil Essentials of Medicine. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 1998. He was President (2009-2011) of the American Academy of Neurology. Since 1998, Dr. Griggs has chaired the Executive Committee of the Muscle Study Group (MSG), an international consortium of investigators focused on developing new treatments for neuromuscular disease. He is the Principal Investigator of the Consortium for the Investigation of Neurological Channelopathies in the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network. He is currently principal investigator of NIH-funded multicenter trials in the periodic paralyses and Duchenne muscular dystrophy.