"You're Not Who You Were & What You Know Isn't True: Tales From a Curious Life"

March 21, 2017

J. McLeod “Mac” Griffiss, M.D. ’66
J. McLeod “Mac” Griffiss, M.D. ’66, is a professor of Laboratory Medicine and Medicine at UCSF, where he served as chief of immunochemistry. A retired colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, he left active practice as a specialist in infectious diseases at the San Francisco VA Medical Center in 2015. He credits the Yale System for allowing him to pivot and refocus throughout his career, and for encouraging him to follow his curiosity throughout his lifetime. At 76, he remains active in research, serving as principal investigator for two NIH-funded clinical trial programs evaluating anti-infective agents as well as diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. A current trial involves a new oral antibiotic for gonococcal infections. Griffiss has published 185 peer reviewed articles, chapters, and reviews. He is a reviewer on the NIH Special Emphasis Panel on Non-HIV Infectious Agent Detection/Diagnostics, Food Safety, Sterilization/Disinfection and Bioremediation.

alumni grand rounds at Yale School of Medicine

Alumni Grand Rounds is a series of talks that brings YSM alumni and students together for career-focused discussions about medicine and biomedical science, sponsored by the YSM Office of Development and Alumni Affairs.

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Medical School alumnus J. McLeod “Mac” Griffiss talks about the impact of the Yale System on students of his era and on his own career.