Wakefield’s Griffin Named Surgeons’ Board President

The Rhode Island Society of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons names Wakefield’s James Griffin as its president.

Release courtesy of Regan Communications.

The Rhode Island Society of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons is pleased to announce its newly-elected Officers and Board of Trustees.

James Griffin, DO, of Wakefield, has been named president. Griffin earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology at SUNY at Cortland.  He then earned a D.C. degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Missouri.  Finally, he earned his medical degree from University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri.

Griffin completed his internship at Union Memorial Hospital in New Jersey, and an internal medicine residency and an anesthesiology residency at Albany Medical Center in New York. He currently practices anesthesiology at South County Hospital.

Griffin has served as a physician member on the Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline, has been a Rhode Island delegate for the American Osteopathic Association’s House of Delegates, and has served on the Federation of State Medical Boards.  He has volunteered as an anesthesiologist at several medical missions throughout the world.

Newly elected Board members of RISOPS include:  Dr. Gregory Allen, an internist from Cranston; Dr. Karl Felber, a family physician from Pawtucket; Dr. George Pasquarello, a pain management specialist from East Greenwich; Dr. Julia Alpin, an emergency medicine specialist from Providence; Dr. Susan Ferranti, a family physician from Cranston; Dr. Robert Leonard, a hair restoration surgeon from Cranston; Dr. Jessica Manyan, a family physician from Warwick; Dr. Nick Nikolopoulos, a family physician from Warwick; Dr. Robert Salk, a gynecologist from Warwick; Dr. Joseph Spinale, a cardiologist from Warwick; and Dr. Claudia Wheeler, a pain management specialist from Newport.


RISOPS is committed to providing advocacy, education and support for physicians practicing the distinct philosophy of osteopathic medicine in Rhode Island and the patients they serve. For more information, please visit the website at: www.risops.org.


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