Provider Profile

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Provider Profile

Stephen E Griffith, MD

Neurological Surgery
Call to make an appointment 816-932-2700


Medical School
Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO
Surgery, University of Texas HSC School of Medicine at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Neurosurgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Neurosurgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine, Department of Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • deep brain stimulation (DBS) for parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia
  • endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery (minimally invasive)
  • ulnar nerve surgery
  • trigeminal neuralgia
  • occipital and supraorbital neuralgia
  • neuropathic extremity pain
  • epilepsy surgery


Stephen E. Griffith, M.D., is a board-certified neurosurgeon at Saint Luke's Hospital. He is a specialist in the area of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. Dr. Griffith attended medical school at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, and went on to complete his neurosurgery residency at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. He performed his fellowship training at Oregon Health and Sciences University. 
Dr. Griffith offers expeditious consultation and neurosurgical expertise in the areas of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery for Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, as well as comprehensive evaluation and treatment for trigeminal neuralgia and other facial pain syndromes.  He performs endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, as well as ulnar nerve surgery.  Dr. Griffith also practices epilepsy surgery, brain tumor surgery, as well as spine surgery and trauma neurosurgery.

Saint Luke's News

FOX4: Specialized Asleep DBS Procedure Eliminates Tremors for One Local Man with Parkinson's
An Olathe man living with Parkinson's is no longer dealing with the many challenges of performing day-to-day activities with tremors following a specialized procedure at Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute. 
KCTV: Morning Joe: Groundbreaking surgery at metro hospital quells man's tremors
You often hear the saying, “It’s not brain surgery.” Well, that does not apply to this story and it is helping give a local man new hope when he thought all was lost.

Accepted Insurances

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Choice POS II Aexcel Local
  • Aetna Choice POS II Local
  • Aetna Elect Choice
  • Aetna Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Local
  • Aetna Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Aetna Managed Choice
  • Aetna MDOT & Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Missouri Preferred
  • Aetna MU myChoice Health Program
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Select Local
  • Aetna Signature Administrators (ASA)
  • Aetna Workers Comp
  • BCBS of Kansas (call provider)
  • BCBS of Kansas City (PPO)
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network Select
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care Blue
  • BCBS of Kansas City Traditional
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Access (PPO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Complete (HMO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Essential (PPO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Plus (HMO)
  • Century Health Solutions (PPO)
  • Cigna (HMO)
  • Cigna (Open Access)
  • Cigna (PPO)
  • CompResults (WC)
  • Coventry Advantra Freedom (PPO)
  • Coventry Health and Life Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra (PPO)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Choice of Northwest Missouri (PPO)
  • Healthcare USA-MC+ (Aetna Better Health)
  • HealthLink (HMO)
  • HealthLink (PPO) through Freedom Network
  • Home State Health Plan (Missouri practices)
  • Humana (PPOx)
  • Humana Choice Care (PPO)
  • Humana Choice PPO (Medicare Advantage PPO)
  • Humana Community (HMO)
  • Humana Gold Choice Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO SNP
  • Humana SmartExpress PPO
  • Humana SmartNet PPO
  • Humana SmartSuite PPO
  • HumanaOne
  • Integrated Health Plan
  • Kansas Medicaid
  • Medica Connect
  • Medica Select
  • Medicare
  • Missouri Care (Missouri practices only)
  • Missouri Medicaid
  • MultiPlan/PCHS (PPO)
  • Occupational Health Management (WC)
  • OHARA Managed Care (WC)
  • ProviDRs Care Network (formerly WPPA)
  • Pyramid Life (Medicare Advantage PPO)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Sunflower State Health Plan (Kansas practices)
  • Triwest Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care
  • United Healthcare Choice
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare Definity Health Reimbursement Account
  • United Healthcare Definity Health Savings Account
  • United Healthcare Golden Rule HMO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Managed Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select
  • United Healthcare Select Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DH
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DH-POS
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DP
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare RDP
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Choice Essential
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete Essential
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare DH
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Plus Essential
  • US Department of Labor


Grace K Wong, Stephen Griffith, Ikuo Kojima, Arnold L. Demain, Antifungal Activities of Rapamycin and Its Derivatives, Prolylrapamycin, 32-Desmethylrapamycin, and 32-Desmethoxyrapamycin. The Journal Of Antibiotics, Vol. 51 No. 5: 487-491. May 1998

Stephen Griffith, Seonghwan Yee, Peter Kochunov, James Elliot, Michael Davis, Roman Hlatky. Hyper-and Hypoventilation Induced Changes in CBF and PbtO2. Journal Of Neurotrauma 2006;23(6): 997
S. Griffith, J.L. Caron, R. Coleman, M. Stiegelman, J. Salazar, R. DiGeronimo. Invasive Versus Non-Invasive Monitoring Of Brain Tissue Oxygenation. Cerebrovascular Disease 2008;25(suppl 2):86
Carole L White, RN, Ph.D., Stephen Griffith, MD., Jean-Louis Caron, M.D. Early Progression of Traumatic Cerebral Contusions: Characterization and Risk Factors. The Journal of Trauma, Injury, Infection and Critical Care 2009;67:508-515
Jorge D. Salazar, MD, Ryan D. Coleman, BA, Stephen Griffith, MD, Jeffery E. McNeil, MD, Megan Steigelman, MD, Haven Young, CCP, Bart Hensler, CCP, Patricia Dixon, MS, John Calhoon, MD, Faridis Serrano, PhD, Robert DiGeronimo, MD. Selective Cerebral Perfusion: Real-Time Evidence of Brain Oxygen and Energy Metabolism Preservation. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 88(1):162-169, July 2009
Jorge Salazar, Ryan Coleman, Stephen Griffith, Jeffrey McNeil, Haven Young, John Calhoon, Faridis Serrano, Robert DiGeronimo. Brain preservation with selective cerebral perfusion for operations requiring circulatory arrest: protection at 25 degrees C is similar to 18 degrees C with shorter operating times. European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery 2009;36:524-531

On Staff At

  • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City