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      4055 CASCADE RD SE


      (616) 252-4010

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Ronald Grifka, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Ronald Grifka, MD brings two decades of leadership to his role, which includes overseeing more than 500 Metro Health physicians. He provides leadership to medical education and serves as the Chief Clinical Quality Officer for the organization. Before joining Metro as CMO, Grifka was Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan, and an attending Cardiologist at C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital. At Mott, he was Director of the Cardiology Outreach program which has 11 sites across Michigan, Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension program, and director of the Mott Partners in Pediatric Care Conferences held in several cities in Michigan. For the last two years, he was also the Associate Medical Director for Strategic Planning and Business Development for the University of Michigan Health System. He is a member of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Sudden Cardiac Death Committee and Neonatal Oxygen Screening Committee.

Dr. Grifka has received outstanding teaching awards at several children’s hospitals. Grifka has published over 85 manuscripts, 12 chapters, and developed a device which was approved by the FDA for treating congenital heart defects. Dr. Grifka is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Cardiology and the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention. He is a member of Phi Lamba Upsilon Honor Society and the Donnelly Honor Society.