Dr. Sean Griggs M.D.


University of Louisville School of Medicine and Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital


University of Houston

Board Certified:

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder

Specialty Certification:

Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery , 2004
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2000
National Board of Medical Examiners, 1991

Dr. Griggs received his medical degree from the University of Louisville, KY, and moved on to his residency at the Rhode Island Hospital in conjunction with Brown University.  He then completed his hand surgery fellowship at the University of Houston, Texas.  Dr. Griggs also completed a fellowship in elbow and shoulder surgery before joining Hand Surgery Associates in 2004.  He completed a board certification in orthopedic surgery with an Added Certification in Qualifications for Surgery of the Hand (CAQSH); his certifications and experience give him the skill to handle the most complex hand and upper extremity issues.  Dr. Griggs is also the lead investigator on the Ascension PIP Joint Implant Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Porter Hospital, placing him at the forefront of new technology and techniques in joint and arthritis pain.

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship:

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania February, 1998-July 1998

Hand Surgery Fellowship:

University of Texas, Houston, Texas, 1997-1998

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency:

Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University, 1992-1996

Medical School:

University of Louisville School of Medicine, 1987-1991


Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1982-1986