Bartley P. Griffith, MD, FACS, FRCS

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Professor of Surgery

UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.

Available for Telehealth Visits

Accepting New Patients

Languages: English

Gender: Male


UMM Cardiac Surgery Redwood St

419 West Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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PH: 410-328-5842

FAX: 410-328-2750

University of Maryland Surgical Associates, Pa- Cardiac Heart and Lung Transplant

29 South Greene Street
Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21201
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FAX: 410-328-2750

UMM Cardiac Surgery Queenstown

125 Shoreway Drive
Queenstown, MD 21658
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The Physician Offices of the University of Maryland Transplant

16 South Eutaw Street
Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21201
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PH: 410-328-5408

FAX: 410-328-3045

UMM Card Surg Upper Chesapeake

520 Upper Chesapeake Drive
Suite 509
Bel Air, MD 21014
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About Me

Dr. Griffith specializes in adult cardiac care, coronary revascularization, pulmonary thromboendarterectomy surgery (PTE) and heart reconstruction surgery. His clinical work focuses on coronary artery surgery, mitral and aortic valve replacement and aneurysmal disease of the thoracic aorta.

In August 2003, Dr. Griffith reconstructed the top two chambers of a woman's heart with animal and human donor tissue, a first-of-its-kind surgery that was performed to remove a potentially deadly and recurring tumor called a myxoma. In September 2002, he led a team of cardiac surgeons in the implantation of a revolutionary rotary heart pump called the Jarvik 2000 to save the life of a man with heart failure.

Dr. Griffith is a professor of surgery at University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). Prior to his arrival at UMSOM, he served as vice chair in the department of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was also chief of cardiothoracic surgery and the Henry T. Bahnson Professor of Surgery. He also served as the founding director for the internationally recognized McGowan Center for Artificial Organ Development.

Dr. Griffith's research interests include heart and lung transplantation, cell transplantation and the advancement of artificial organ use. He has directed more than 1,200 heart transplants and 600 lung transplants. He is an innovator in the use of immunosuppression after transplant and mechanical blood pumps prior to transplant.

Dr. Griffith is an investigator for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Currently, he is developing an artificial lung. He has published over 500 articles and book chapters and lectured nationally and internationally at professional meetings.

Dr. Griffith received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed a surgery internship and general and cardiothoracic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Health Center Hospitals (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).

Dr. Griffith is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including induction into the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh, Scotland). He has previously been recognized as a "Top Doctor" honoree in the specialties of cardiac and lung transplantation by Baltimore magazine.

Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE) Program Overview with Dr. Bartley Griffith

UMMC Heart Transplant Program