What is Dr. Griffies’ background?
W. Scott Griffies MD, DFAPA graduated from LSU Medical School in 1982. After medical school, he initially did a residency in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, became board certified and practiced for several years. During his work with head and neck cancer patients, he became particularly interested in the psychological aspects of patients with cancer. This interest influenced a switch of careers to Psychiatry in 1990. He completed a residency in Psychiatry at LSU New Orleans and stayed on faculty where he initially became the Director of the Consult Liaison Service and Psychoncology Service, worked in the LSU Pain Clinic and began a psychiatric outpatient practice in the LSU Comprehensive Medicine Clinic. Also, during this time, he completed his psychoanalytic training at the New Orleans Psychoanalytic Institute. In addition, he is board certified in psychosomatic medicine.