John Griffin, MD

John Griffin, MD

Plastic Surgery San Mateo, CA

MD Plastic Surgery Associates

Office Address

  • 50 S San Mateo Dr
    Suite 460
    San Mateo, CA 94401
    Phone: (650) 348-5882
    Fax: (650) 348-0394

John Griffin, MD

Plastic Surgery San Mateo, CA

MD Plastic Surgery Associates

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Plastic Surgery: Hand
  • Clinical Interests: fat grafting

Education & Medical Training

  • Rice University
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical SchoolUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License2003 - 2016
  • TX State Medical LicenseTX State Medical License2001 - 2015
  • American Board of Plastic SurgeryPlastic Surgery
  • American Board of Plastic SurgeryHand Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Plastic Surgery Resident Excellence in Research Award2002
  • Academic ScholarshipSouthwestern Medical Foundation, 1993-1997
  • Deerfield Academy Senior Art AwardNational Scholastics Art Awards, 1989

Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • Microsurgery  John R. Griffin, James F. Thornton, Selected Readings in Plastic Surgery, 1/1/2012
  • A Perspective on the Current State of Breast Reconstruction  Griffin JR, San Mateo Medical Society, 1/1/2010
  • Nasal Reconstruction  John R. Griffin and James F. Thornton, Seminars in Plastic Surgery, 1/1/2009

Books/Book Chapters

  • Green’s Operative Hand Surgery Chapter: The Contracted Clasped Thumb 
    John R. Griffin and Marybeth Ezaki
    Editors: 5th edition.


  • Secondary and Revision Procedures in Breast Reconstruction San Francisco, CA - 3/2/2013
  • Open House for Breast Cancer Patients: Community Breast Health Project/Breast Cancer Connections 1/1/2013
  • Current Options in Breast Reconstruction San Francisco, CA - 3/3/2012


  • Rhinoplasty instructional video - Component dorsal reduction/Tip refinement using invisible grafts/Suture techniques (Co-Editor with Rohrich RJ) Griffin JR

Professional Memberships

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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