George Griffin

George Griffin

Professor George Griffin BSc PhD FRCP (Lon, I) FMedSciProfessor George Griffin is Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at St. George's, University of London; and Honorary Consultant Physician St. George's Hospital. Professor Griffin developed and leads the Centre for Infection, which is internationally renowned for academic excellence, clinical medicine and postgraduate training. At St George’s Hospital, Professor Griffin continues acute inpatient and outpatient care, and is a practicing Consultant Physician, receiving local, national and international referrals. He also chairs a Serious Incident Committee across clinical disciplines.

Since 2004, Professor Griffin has chaired the Government Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (Department of Health, DEFRA and Health and Safety Executive) and was previously an advisor to the House of Lords Committee (Fighting Infection, 2007) and the Callaghan Committee (Foot and Mouth outbreak, 2008).  The Griffin Report was published in 2005 on containment level 4 facilities in the UK and Professor Griffin chaired the Review which will become the Framework for Common Set of Containment Regulations (2010) for human and animal pathogens.  In addition, he chaired the HPA Review of the E. Coli 0157 outbreak 2009, which has advised on future management and regulation of this devastating infection.  Professor Griffin was a clinical advisor to the Independent C. difficile Public Inquiry (2010), sponsored by Northern Ireland Department of Health and the Vale of Leven C.difficile public enquiry (2012). He is Chair of the Association of Clinical Professors of Medicine and is on the Editorial Board of Medicine.

Professor George Griffin acted as Foreign Secretary of the Academy of Medical Sciences and has a strong clinical and academic international presence in developed (USA) and developing countries (Ecuador, Ghana, Gambia, India). He has given invited lectures in USA, India, South Asia, Sri Lanka, Nepal.  He is Visiting Senior Fellow in the Vaccine Research Institute, NIH, Bethesda and member of the Wellcome-India Alliance Committee.  Professor Griffin is a founder Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and was elected as a distinguished Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 2009. He chairs the Irish Health Board Research Committee, awarding grants for translational research.

Professor Griffin chairs the Scientific Advisory Board of the major Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grant to the University of Baltimore investigating the causes and potential treatments of enteric disease in developing countries. He is also am a member of the Gates Foundation International Strategy Committee defining research strategy in enteric diseases (2012-2022).