Corneila Griggs, MD

Cornelia Griggs is a pediatric surgeon, critical care specialist and Assistant Professor in Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She is a health services researcher with a focus on socially responsible surgery. Her previously published work covers urgent public health crises including gun violence prevention, racial and socioeconomic disparities in surgical outcomes, and childhood obesity. Dr. Griggs is the Principal Investigator on two foundation-funded projects studying the efficacy and implementation of a novel firearm injury prevention curriculum for healthcare workers. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in clinical effectiveness at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. An experienced minimally invasive surgeon, Dr. Griggs has a clinical focus in new surgical technologies, laparoscopic and thoracoscopic innovation, machine learning, AI, and surgical education. In October of 2022 she was honored with the “Forty Under Forty” award by the Association of Women Surgeons. She has mentored numerous residents and medical students and has over thirty peer-reviewed publications in national journals. She is a vocal champion for well-being in healthcare and founded the MGH Department of Surgery Wellness Committee. Her first book, “The Sky Was Falling” will be published by Simon & Schuster on March 12, 2024.