Leigh G Griffiths- PhD, VMB
2103 Tupper Hall
+1 530 754 0334
I run the UC Davis Cardiovascular surgery program, including the development and maintenance of the programs website. I also perform clinical cardiology research, mentoring cardiology residents on a daily basis and supervising clinical cardiology cases in the VMTH.
Medical cardiology, cardiac surgery, echocardiography and interventional cardiology
1995 VMB , Emmanuel College Cambridge, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
Diplomate Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (Soft Tissue Surgery)
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Generation and recellularization of an inert, mechanically sound xenegeneic scaffold for heart valve tissue engineering, (Principal Investigator), American Heart Association
Principal Investigator, Generation of immunologically acceptable xenogeneic scaffolds for tissue engineering applications, (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health
Principal Investigator, Effect of pimobendan on the incidence of arrhythmias, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health
Principal Investigator, Coumadin versus Clopidogrel in canine aortic thrombus, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health
Principal Investigator, Xenogeneic scaffolds for myocardial patch tissue engineering: Antigen removal and mesenchymal stem cell immunomodulation, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Translational Research Training Program
Principal Investigator, The effect of IV infusion of doxorubicin on the incidence of cardiac arrhythmias and cardiac troponin I levels in dogs, (Principal Investigator), AKC canine health foundation
Collaborator, Extracellular Matrix Bioscaffold Augmented with Human Stem Cells for Cardiovascular Repair, (Principal Investigator), California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Early Translational Research Awards
Most Recent 10 Publications
Most Recent 5 Book Chapters
2010 Griffiths LG: Surgery for cardiac disease in small animals: Current techniques, Abbott, JA, (ed), Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, Missouri. 605-622.
2010 Griffiths LG: General Anesthesia for the Cardiac Patient, Ettinger SJ, Feldman EC, (ed), 7th Edition of Ettinger: Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 1238-1243.