Barbara Griffith, MD, became chief medical officer of Duke Regional Hospital in May 2012.
Griffith has been an emergency medicine physician at Duke Regional since 2002. In addition to serving as president for Duke Regional’s Medical Staff from 2009-2010, she is currently president and a staff physician for Durham Emergency Physicians, the 23-provider medical practice that staffs Duke Regional’s Emergency Department.
As chief medical officer, Griffith will continue to promote clinical care excellence in partnership with Duke Regional’s medical staff, hospital administration, the Durham County Hospital Corporation governing board and Duke University Health System (DUHS) to assure effective and efficient delivery of high quality patient care consistent with the philosophy and mission of Duke Regional and DUHS.
Griffith obtained her Medical Doctor degree at the University of North Carolina, is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and is a member of the North Carolina College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Emergency Physicians and American College of Healthcare Executives.