Interim President of the Board of Directors
R. Stephen Griffith, MD
Dr. R. Stephen Griffith, a medical professor and expert on rural health issues, is board certified in family practice and currently serves as director of the rural preceptorship with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine. He has been with the Department of Community and Family Medicine since 1984, initially working in a rural office in Oak Grove, MO. He became residency program director in 1989 and was associate chair from 1998 until 2001, when he was named department chair serving from 2001 to 2010. He also served as the associate medical director at Truman Medical Center – Lakewood from 2002 to 2011. Dr. Griffith continues to see private patients in the Lakewood Medical Pavilion as well teach Family Medicine residents and medical students. He and his wife Nora have four children and one grandson.
R. Stephen Griffith
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