John Gorman Griffith
March 1, 1963 - July 28, 2007
Director, The Johns Hopkins Uterine Fibroid Center
Griffith, 44, was a full-time assistant professor in The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and director of the Fibroid Center for the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins.
John Griffith was a trusted colleague, a masterful teacher and mentor and a physician and surgeon of great grace and skill, with passion for his work. His time with us was too short and his loss leaves a great void for those of us who worked with him. We pledge to go forward with his work with renewed commitment, in the spirit of aequanimitas and in John's memory.
"In the physician or surgeon no quality takes rank with imperturbability.....Imperturbability means coolness and presence of mind under all circumstances, calmness amid storm, clearness of judgment in moments of grave peril....In full development, it has the nature of a divine gift, a blessing to the possessor, a comfort to all who come in contact with him”
Sir William Osler