Dr. John R Griffin MD Plastic Surgeon

Dr. John Griffin is a plastic surgeon in San Mateo, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He received his medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and has been in practice for 17 years. Dr. Griffin accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 6 doctors at Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland and one of 18 at Mills-Peninsula Health Services who specialize in Plastic Surgery.

Are you Dr. Griffin? Edit Profile

Office Location

See Contact Information

Specialty & Clinical Interests

Plastic Surgeon: Hand

Clinical Interests: fat grafting

Education & Medical Training

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Residency, General Surgery, 1997–2000

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Residency, Plastic Surgery, 2000–2002

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Fellowship, Hand Surgery, 2002–2003

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Class of 1997

Rice University
Other Training, Studio Art/Art History, 1989–1993

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Plastic Surgery
Certified in Hand Surgery

American Board of Plastic Surgery
Certified in Plastic Surgery

TX State Medical License
Active through 2013

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Plastic Surgery Resident Excellence in Research Award
2002

Academic Scholarship, Southwestern Medical Foundation
1993

Deerfield Academy Senior Art Award, National Scholastics Art Awards
1989

Publications & Presentations

Secondary and Revision Procedures in Breast Reconstruction
2013 3 2

Open House for Breast Cancer Patients: Community Breast Health Project/Breast Cancer Connections
2013 1 1

Current Options in Breast Reconstruction
2012 3 3

See all 40 publications

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

Report a Correction — If you are aware of information on this page that is out of date or incorrect, please let us know.

Patient Advice & Support


See More
Our Doctor Finder includes most U.S. physicians. Doctors are not ranked, learn more.

Nearby Plastic Surgeons

See all Plastic Surgeons near San Mateo, CA See all Plastic Surgeons in California

U.S. News Best Hospitals

U.S. News Best Hospitals

To rank the best adult and children's hospitals, U.S. News analyzes data for fewer than 5,000 centers.

See Hospitals by Specialty

Find a Hospital by Location

Your Message Has Been Submitted

As part of our research on the correction you submitted, you may be contacted at the email address provided.

Sorry, Your Message Could Not Be Submitted

Please try again later, or E-mail your message to doctors@usnews.com and include the Web address (URL) of the page that contains incorrect information.