Curriculum Vitae

Sean Meneghello Griggs, M.D.

Present Affiliation:
Hand Surgery Associates
601 E Hampden Avenue
Suite 500
Englewood, CO  80113

Birth Date and Place:
August 22, 1964
Fort Carson, Colorado

Citizenship: United States of America

Office Address:
Hand Surgery Associates
601 E Hampden Avenue
Suite 500
Englewood, Colorado 80113

Telephone: (303)744-7078

Facsimile: (303)744-1654

E-mail: upperextmd@aol.com

 

Education:

August 1982-May 1986

Washington University

St. Louis, Missouri

Bachelor of Science-Biology 1986

August 1987-May 1991

University of Louisville School of Medicine

Louisville, Kentucky

Doctor of Medicine 1991

AOA 1991

Phi Kappa Phi 1990

 

Postgraduate Training:

July 1991-June 1992

General Surgery Internship

Rhode Island Hospital

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

July 1992-June 1996

Orthopedic Surgery Residency

Department of Orthopaedics

Rhode Island Hospital

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

July 1996-June 1997

Super Chief Year, Orthopaedic Surgery

Department of Orthopaedics

Rhode Island hospital

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

July 1997-January 1998; August 1998-December 1998

Hand, Upper Extremity and Microsurgery Fellowship

Director: Marcos V. Mason, MD

University of Texas

Houston, Texas

February 1998-July 1998

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship

Director:  Joseph P. Iannotti, MD, PhD

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Honors and Awards:

1982-1986

Chancellor’s Scholarship

Washington University

St. Louis, Missouri

1989

Hays-Threkeld Memorial Scholarship

University of Louisville School of Medicine

Louisville, Kentucky

1991

Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society

University of Louisville School of Medicine

Louisville, Kentucky

1991

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

University of Louisville School of Medicine

Louisville, Kentucky

1996

Haffenreffer Award for Outstanding Basic Science Research

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

1997

OREF Resident Research Grant

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

1998

Neer Award Nomination for Clinical Research

65th Meeting of the American Academy of

Orthopaedic Surgeons

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Licensures-Active:

Colorado (42623)-present

Texas (K3215) 1997-present

Rhode Island (MD09178) 1996-present

Drug Enforcement Adm. BG4933518

 

Specialty Boards:

National Board of Medical Examines

Diplomat-July 1991

 

Certificate of Added Qualifications

Tested 07/04

For Surgery of the Hand

 

Board Certification; American Board of Orthopedic Surgery July 2000

 

Academic Appointments:

July 1996-June 1997

Assistant Clinical Instructor

Department of Orthopaedics

Brown University School of Medicine

Providence, Rhode Island

July 1996-June 1997

Clinical Consultant for Orthopaedics

Department of Veteran Affairs

David Park

Providence, Rhode Island

January 1999-May 2001

Assistant Clinical Instructor

Department of Orthopaedics

University of Texas School of Medicine

Houston, Texas

June 2001-June 2004

Assistant Clinical Instructor

Department of Orthopaedics

Brown University School of Medicine

Providence, Rhode Island

 

Professional Appointments:

July 1996-June 1997

Clinical Consultant for Orthopaedics

Department of Veterans Affairs

Providence, Rhode Island

October 1996-April 1997

Consulting Team Physician

Providence Bruins Professional Hockey

Providence, Rhode Island

July 1997-Present

Instructor

AO North America

Paoli, PA

January 1999-Mary 2001

Partner

Houston Hand and Upper Extremity Center

Houston, Texas

November 2001-June 2004

Clinical Consultant for Orthopaedics

Department of Veterans Affairs

Providence, Rhode Island

June 2001-June 2004

Partner

University Orthopedics Incorporated

Providence, Rhode Island

July 2004-Present

Associate

Hand Surgery Associates

Denver, Colorado

 

Hospital Appointments:

Park Plaza Hospital

Houston, TX1998-2001

Hermann Hospital

Houston, TX1998-2001

Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital

Houston, TX2000-2001

St. Luke’s Hospital

Houston, TX2000-2001

Newport Hospital

Newport, RI2001-2004

Rhode Island Hospital

Providence, RI2001-2004

Veterans Administration Hospital

Providence, RI2001-2004

Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Hospital

Denver, CO

Midtown Surgical Center

Denver, CO

Rose Medical Center

Denver, CO

Swedish Medical Center

Englewood, CO

Porter Adventist Hospital

Denver, CO 80210

Littleton Adventist Hospital

Littleton, CO 80122

Parker Adventist Hospital

Parker, CO 80138

Sky Ridge Medical Center

Lone Tree, CO 80124

The Medical Center of Aurora

Aurora, CO 80012

Castle Rock Adventist Hospital

Castle Rock, CO 80109

North Suburban Medical Center

Thornton, CO 80229

Craig Hospital

Englewood, CO 80113

 

Hospital Committees:

Library Committee

Newport, RI2002-2004

Administrative Chief operating Officer

 

Responsibilities:

Global Orthopaedics Incorporated

Houston, TX  2000

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Published Articles in Refereed Journals:

  1. Griggs SM, Kulenovic E, Seligson D. Malgaingne’s fracture: the Larrey variant.

J Orthopaedic Trauma, 1992.

  1. Griggs SM, Weiss APC, Lane L, Schwenker C, Akelman E, Sachar K. Treatment of trigger finger in patients with diabetes mellitus.  J Hand Surgery 20A: 787-789, 1995.
  1. Griggs SM, Ahn A, Green A.  Idiopathic Adhesive Capsulitis: a prospective functional outcome study of nonoperative treatment.  JBJS (Am) 82: 1398-1407, 2000.
  1. Gastel JA, Griggs SM, Barrach HJ, Fadale PH, Hulstyn MJ, Labrador DP.  Quantification of type II collagen peptides in synovial fluid and correlation with histologic grade of osteoarthritis in a rabbit model.  Am J Sports Med.
  1. Golatz LM, Griggs SM, Cameron BD, Iannotti JP.  Prospective Longitudinal Analysis of Postoperative Shoulder Function: a ten year follow-up study of full thickness Rotator Cuff Tears.  JBJS (AM) 83:  1052-1056, 2001.

 

Invited Articles:

  1. Griggs SM, Iannotti JP, Williams GR.  Open treatment of rotator cuff tears.  In:  Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery.  General Williams (ed), 1998.
  1. Griggs SM, Weiss APC.  “Bony injuries of the wrist, forearm and elbow.”  Clinics in Sports Medicine 15:  373-400, 1996.
  1. Green A, Griggs SM, Basmanian C.  Clavicle Fractures and Sternoclavicular injuries.  Orthopaedic Knowledge Update.  Shoulder and Elbow.  2nd Edition, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL.

 

Book Chapters: 

  1. Griggs SM, Weiss APC.  The use of suture anchors in the hand and wrist.  In:  Current Practice in Hand Surgery.  Safer, Amadio, Foucher (eds).  Martin and Dunitz, percutaneous pinning 73-77, 1996.
  1. Griggs SM, Iannotti JP, Williams GR.  Open treatment of rotator cuff tears.  In:  Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery.  Gerald Williams (ed), 1998.
  1. Griggs SM, Halloway GB, Williams GR, Iannotti JP.  Treatment of locked anterior and posterior dislocations of the shoulder.  In:  Shoulder Disorders:  Diagnosis and Management.  JP Iannotti MD, PH.D, GR Williams, MD (eds).  Lippencott-Raven, percutaneous pinning 335-359, 1999.

 

Publications Submitted or in Preparation:

  1. Green A, Griggs SM, Labrador DP.  Anterior Acromial Anatomy:  Relevance to Arthroscopic Acromioplasty.  Arthroscopy.

 

Published Abstracts:

  1. Griggs SM, Weiss APC, Lane L. Schwenker C, Akelman E, Sachar K.  “Treatment of trigger finger in patients with diabetes mellitus.:  Transactions of the 62nd American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  Orlando, Florida, 1995.
  1. Griggs SM, Stabile L, D’Amato C, Seavor N, McCoy B.  “Presentation of a technique of Orthotic treatment for idiopathic scoliosis and an interim report from an ongoing prospective study.”  Transactions of the 29th Annual Residents Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  Balitmore, Maryland, 1996.
  1. Barrach HJ, Chichester CO, Sargent DA, Saracen MJ, Griggs SM, Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PH, Ehrilich MG.  “Quantification of Collagen Type II peptides in Synovial Fluid by Inhibition Elisa.”  Transactions of the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Orthopedic Research Society, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996.
  1. Hulstyn J, Griggs SM, Barrach H, Fadale PH, Saracen M, Ehrlich M.  “Monoclonal Antibody Elisa Quantification of Synovial Fluid Collagen Peptide:  Correlation with Arthroscopic Findings in the Injured and Degenerative Knee.”  Transactions of the 2nd World Congress on Sports Trauma/AOSSM, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 1996.
  1. Griggs SM, Weiss APC.  “The Comparison of Preoperative clinical findings to those Noted at Subsequent Wrist Arthroscopy.”  Transactions of the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, California, 1996.
  1. Gastel JA, Griggs SM, Barrach HJ, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, Labrador DP.  “Quantification of Type II Collagen Peptides in Synovial Fluid and Correlation with Histological Grade of Osteoarthritis in a Rabbit Model.”  Transactions of the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1998.
  1. Green A, Griggs SM.  “Idiopathic adhesive Capsulitis:  A Prospective Outcome Study.”  Transactions of the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1998.
  1. Galatz LM, Griggs SM, Cameron BD, Iannotti JP.  “Prospective longitudinal analysis of postoperative shoulder function: a ten-year follow-up of full thickness rotator cuff tears.”  Transactions of the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orlando, Florida, 1999.

 

Invited Presentation:

  1. “The Pipkin fracture and Fracture Dislocations of the Hip.”  Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Rhode Island Hospital, 1993.
  1. “Benign and Malignant Tumors of the Hand.”  Hand Conference, Rhode Island Hospital, 1993.
  1. “Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Pipkin Type I Fractures Following Fracture Dislocation of the Hip; Technique and Report of Two Cases with Two Year Follow-up.”  Eastern Orthopaedic Association, South Hampton, Bermuda, 1994.
  1. Injuries to the Clavicle, the Sternoclavicular Joint and the Acromioclavicular Joint in Sports.”  Sports Medicine Conference, Rhode Island Hospital, 1994.
  1. “Treatment of Trigger Finger in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus.:  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orlando, Florida, 1995.
  1. “Nonoperative Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis.”  Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Rhode Island Hospital, 1995.
  1. “Early Correction in Curve Magnitude Using the Providence Brace System.”  The Providence Scoliosis System Instructional Seminar, Warwick, Rhode Island, 1996.
  1. “Principles and Techniques of Fixation in Total Joint Arthroplasty.”  Adult Reconstructive Conference, Rhode Island Hospital, 1995.
  1. “Presentation of a New Technique of Orthotic Treatment for Idiopathic Scoliosis and an Interim Report form an Ongoing Prospective Study.”  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996.
  1. “Quantification of Collagen Type II peptides in Synovial Fluid by Inhibition Elisa.:  Orthopaedic Research Society, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996.
  1. “Quantification of Collagen Type II Peptides in Synovial Fluid by Inhibition Elisa.”  Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Rhode Island Hospital, 1996.
  1. “Presentation of a Technique of Orthotic Treatment for Idiopathic Scoliosis and an Interim Report from an ongoing Prospective Study.”  Annual Residents meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Baltimore, Maryland, 1996.
  1. “The Comparison of Preoperative Clinical Findings to those Noted at Subsequent Wrist Arthroscopy.”  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, California, 1997.
  1. “Quantification of Type II Collagen Peptides in Synovial Fluid and Correlation with Histological Grade of Osteoarthritis in a Rabbit Model.”  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1998.
  1. “Idiopathic Adhesive Capsulitis:  A Prospective Outcome Study.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1998.
  1. “Adhesive Capsulitis.”  Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, 1999.
  1. “Adhesive Capsulitis.”  Medical Staff Presentation, Park Plaza Hospital, Houston, Texas, 1999.
  1. “Radiographic Views of the Upper Extremity and Intraoperative Tips.”  Radiation and Imaging Professional Society Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, 1999.
  1. “Anterior Acromial Anatomy:  Relevance to Arthroscopic Acromioplasty.”  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orlando, Florida, 1999.
  1. “Table instructor.”  AO ASIF Residents Course.  New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2000.
  1. “Locked Dislocations of the Shoulder.”  Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 2000.
  1. “Volar Approach to Distal Radius Fracture.”  Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Newport Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island, 2002.

 

Specialty Courses:

AAOS Comprehensive Shoulder and Elbow Course.  ASES Second Open Shoulder and Elbow Course.  Miami Beach, FL, 2000

Seattle Shoulder Symposium.  Seattle, WA, 1999

AAOS Comprehensive Shoulder and Elbow Course.  ASES First Open Shoulder and Elbow Course.  Kiawah Island, SC, 1998

AO Advanced Fracture Fixation Course.  Colorado Springs, CO, 1997

Maine Orthopaedic Review Course.  Waterville, ME, 1996

Current Concepts in Total Joint Arthroplasty.  Boston, Ma, 1995

New England Fracture Forum.  Boston, MA, 1995

The ST. Justine and the Montreal Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children Review of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 1995

AO Basic Fracture Fixation Course.  Phoenix, AZ, 1994

Massachusetts General Hospital Basic Science Review Course.  Boston, MA, 1994

Regional Hand Review Course.  Providence, Rhode Island, 1994

Northwestern University Orthotics and Prosthetic Course.  1993

 

Society Memberships:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Medical Association

Rhode Island Orthopaedic Society