Sharon Griffith, MD

Is there anything you wished you had asked your Gynecologist – or do you know everything you need to know?


SHARON L. GRIFFITH, MD, FACOG

EDUCATION, TRAINING & CERTIFICATION

MD – Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY (1990 to 1994)
BA in Biology (cum laude) – Brooklyn College, CUNY, New York, NY (1985 to 1990)

Licensure & Certification
Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2002 to present)
Medical License, State of New York (1998 to present)

Postdoctoral Training
Intern and Resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology (1994 to 1998)
St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY

Academic Appointments
Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1998 to 2009)
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Hospital Appointments
Assistant Attending Obstetrician and Gynecologist (2008 to 2009)
Harlem Hospital-Health and Hospital Corporation, New York, NY

Assistant Attending Obstetrician and Gynecologist (1998 to 2008)
New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
New York Presbyterian Hospital – Allen Pavilion, New York, NY

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

General Obstetrics and Gynecology
William F. Ryan Community Health Network, New York, NY (2010 to present)
• Provide wide range of Obstetric and Gynecologic care including prenatal care, contraceptive care, colposcopy, management of uterine fibroids and other general gynecologic practices to uninsured and underinsured women
• Supervise a Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife and serve as consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology to peers within the network

General Obstetrics and Gynecology
Renaissance Health Care Network, Health and Hospital Corporation, New York NY (2008 to 2009)
Ambulatory Care Network, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY (1998 to 2008)

Ambulatory Care Network OB/GYN Site Director
ACN-Herman Farrell Community Center, Washington Heights, New York City, NY (2004 to 2006)
• Delivered onsite management of OB/GYN Service operations and worked with hospital administration to maximize scheduling efficiency and ensure adequate clinic coverage
• Assessed clinical trends in patient population to ensure appropriate distribution of appointment types
• Assisted with PCAP reviews, oversaw OB/GYN chart reviews and managed collaborative care plans between CNMs and OB/GYN physicians
• Supported hospital staff in training of medical assistants as it pertained to OB/GYN practice
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• Identified and assessed major impediments to efficient clinical care operations for OB/GYN service
• Implemented strategies and policies to ensure that patient care plans were created and adhered to according Department of OB/GYN policies and procedures
• Helped streamline patient referral and follow-up processes

OB/GYN Quality Assurance Committee
New York Presbyterian Hospital – Allen Pavilion, New York, NY (2004 to 2006)
• Performed peer and chart review for departmental quality assurance program; led monthly peer review and quality asurance meetings; and provided best practices recommendations and corrective solutions

Patient Safety Initiatives
• VHA Inc. Saftey in Hospital Trainer- New York Presbyerian Hosp, New York , NY (2006)
Trained with VHA Inc. to design a unit-specific model to facilitate communication strategies across the patient care unit in order to improve effective team-work, patient outcomes and to decrease the incidence of medical errors. After completing the VHA trainining program, trained other members of the Labor and Delivery unit to use specific communication methods and implemented them across the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
• New York State Obstretic Safety Initiative Program: HANYS Trainer- Harlem Hospital, New York, NY (2009)
Completed the NYS Obstetric Safety Initiative: Providing Excellence in Electronic Fetal Monitoring course
Trained staff on Labor and Delivery unit in use of newly adopted NICHD terminology of Institutional Standardized Nomenclature for Fetal Heart Rate Interpretation

Additional Experience:

Associate OB/GYN Generalist
Dr. Juanita Jenyons, M.D., PC, New York, NY (1998 to 2001)

Externships – Maternity Ward and Antenatal Clinic
Public Hospital, Georgetown, Guyana (4/1994 and 9/1995)

Professional Memberships
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
American Women’s Medical Association
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society

Awards & Honors
J.H. Bohmfalk Scholarship of Merit (1990)
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Jonas E. Salk Award (1990)
NIH – Minority Access to Research Career Scholarship (1987 to 1990)
Brooklyn College, New York, NY