About Russell H. Griffiths MD PA
Russell Griffiths, MD is a pediatric plastic surgeon specializing in care for children born with cleft lip, cleft palate, microtia, Pierre Robin Sequence, hemifacial microsomia, or other craniofacial abnormalities. His goal is obtaining the very best outcome with the fewest number of surgeries. He is passionate about helping children and families, and recognizes the importance of focusing on all aspects of care, from the initial consultation through the surgery and recovery process.
Dr. Griffiths firmly believes in fixing things correctly the first time. His extensive experience allows him to deliver excellent results, often attracting parents and children from neighboring states. The majority of his cleft patients have only one cleft lip repair, and one palatoplasty, (which is less than half the number of operations compared to results from other surgeons nationwide). In addition, he is able to correct other craniofacial abnormalities, including craniosynostosis, in one surgery more than 95% of the time.
Dr. Griffiths has also pioneered a new microtia reconstructive technique where the entire external ear and ear canal (including ear drum) can be reconstructed during the s...ame surgery. Because of his expertise and focus on fewer surgeries, Dr. Griffiths frequently works with patients and families who travel to Idaho from all across the country for microtia care. Learn more about Dr. Griffiths' microtia expertise
Dr. Griffiths is originally from Salt Lake City and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah. His postgraduate residency involved both a preliminary focus on general surgery and a full plastic surgery residency, and was followed by fellowship training in pediatric plastic surgery and craniofacial surgery at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Since moving to Idaho, he established the craniofacial program at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital and is the founder of the Idaho Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Deformities Institute. He is also a member of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
In his free time, Dr. Griffiths is a competitive endurance bicyclist. He also enjoys fly fishing and restoring 1960s European cars.