MindPath Care Centers Welcomes W. Scott Griffies M.D, DFAPA as Associate Medical Director and Director of Clinical Education and Development
DURHAM, N.C. – January 28, 2020 – MindPath Care Centers, North Carolina’s largest outpatient mental and behavioral healthcare provider, is pleased to announce that W. Scott Griffies, M.D., Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (DFAPA), has joined the team as Associate Medical Director and Director of Clinical Education and Development. In his new role, Dr. Griffies will support the implementation of medical policies, ensure the delivery of quality patient care through a new clinical education program he will develop, lead the recruitment efforts for hiring clinical providers, and evaluate new treatment options and medical innovations.
“We pride ourselves on recruiting the best talent in the industry and Dr. Griffies has outstanding credentials including receiving numerous teaching awards while serving at LSU and Duke,” said Jeff Williams, CEO of MindPath Care Centers. “The addition of Dr. Griffies continues to strengthen our commitment to education and training, which reinforces the high-quality care our patients receive and expect from us.”
“In addition to a strong background in clinical psychiatry, I have always had a passion for education and program development,” said Dr. Scott Griffies. “My new position with MindPath Care Centers will allow me to use my experience in educational infrastructure to increase our ability to train clinicians to deliver excellent care that is accessible to all patients.”
Prior to joining MindPath Care Centers, Dr. Griffies was an Associate Professor of Psychiatry with Duke Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and the Medical Director of the Psychosomatic Medicine/Consult-Liaison Psychiatry Service at Duke Raleigh Hospital. He was also a supervising attending for residents in the Duke Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic. Dr. Griffies is boarded in Otolaryngology-HNS, General Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and certified in psychoanalysis from the New Orleans Psychoanalytic Institute. In New Orleans, he was a faculty member at Louisiana State University (LSU) Department of Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship, Residency Training Director and the Medical Director of the New Orleans Center for Mind-Body Health. His main academic and clinical interest has been in understanding how the mind, brain and body interact resulting in problematic physical and somatic symptoms known as functional neurological somatic disorders. Additionally, he has worked to combine inpatient consult-liaison and outpatient psychiatry in a teaching and clinical research environment. Dr. Griffies was recognized as the 2018 Honored Professor by Duke residents. He has received honors from the LSU School of Medicine, Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honorary Society, is a Diplomat in Psychosomatic Medicine, and a recipient of the Naval Health Profession Scholarship. He completed his medical school and psychiatry training at LSU in New Orleans, Louisiana.
About MindPath Care Centers
MindPath Care Centers at Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare is committed to providing the highest quality and most comprehensive outpatient mindcare to help people navigate life’s challenges, whenever and wherever they need it. Our unique, collaborative care approach and integration of the latest treatments and technologies ensure our patients receive the continuum of care required for optimal outcomes. Our services are delivered at more than 20 locations and include medication management and individual therapy both in office and via telehealth, group therapy sessions and TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) therapy. To help everyone seeking treatment, our 150+ providers participate in most major insurance plans. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit mindpathcare.com. You can also follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/mindpathcare, Twitter: twitter.com/mindpathcare, Instagram: instagram.com/mindpathcare, and Snapchat.
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