Jennifer Griffith, MD, PhD

Jennifer Griffith, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of pediatric neurology.  She grew up in San Diego and Indianapolis, and graduated from Indiana University with bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry in 2004.  Since moving to St. Louis that year for WashU’s MSTP program, she hasn’t been able to leave WashU!  She earned MD and PhD (neuroscience) degrees in 2012, and continued training at WashU School of Medicine, completing a pediatric neurology residency and a pediatric epilepsy fellowship.  She joined the faculty in the departments of neurology and pediatrics in 2018.

Griffith’s clinical practice involves caring for children with neurocritical care, general neurology and epilepsy diagnoses, in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  Her main educational interests are in teaching best practices for communication skills, particularly those involved in difficult conversations and shared decision-making.  She has been a Gateway coach since the program’s inauguration in 2020 and serves as the associate vice chair of education in the Department of Neurology.   

Outside of the hospital, Jennifer loves exploring St. Louis’ parks and playgrounds with her three kids, trying beers and dishes at favorite local restaurants with her husband and friends, and recharging with a project (knitting, refinishing furniture, gardening) here and there.