Daniel Griffin, M.D., Ph.D.

Daniel Griffin, M.D., Ph.D.

Columbia University Medical Center

Dr. Daniel Griffin is an instructor in Clinical Medicine and an associate research scientist in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University. Dr. Griffin attended New York University School of Medicine and then did his 3-year categorical internal medicine residency at the University of Utah. After a decade in private practice, he returned to academia and earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine at the Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine.

Dr. Griffin’s current research focuses on HIV-1 and stem cell latency, as well as stem cell gene therapy utilizing retroviral vectors. His other work includes investigating the potential role of human B1 cells and natural antibodies in the development of HIV-associated malignancies. In the area of global health, Dr. Griffin is an expert in tropical diseases and is active seeing patients overseas, as well as travelers, immmigrants and residents in the United States.  

Dr. Griffin is actively involved in medical education and is one of the hosts and regular contributors to “This Week in Parasitism,” a podcast about eukaryotic parasites and infectious diseases clinical case studies.

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