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 Better Health/KanCare (KS Medicaid)
  • Aetna Choice POS II Aexcel Local
  • Aetna Choice POS II Local
  • Aetna Elect Choice POS
  • Aetna Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan HMO
  • Aetna First Health Network (excluding limited benefit plans)
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Local
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS
  • Aetna Medicare Plan (Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO)
  • Aetna Missouri Preferred
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select HMO
  • Aetna Select Local HMO
  • Aetna Signature Administrators (ASA) HMO, POS, PPO
  • Aetna UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO)
  • Aetna Workers Comp
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Freedom Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Freedom Plus Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra HMO
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Total Care Medicare Advantage PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas (call provider)
  • BCBS of Kansas Blue Choice Preferred Care Blue PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Blue Select Plus (UCMO and City of KCMO)
  • BCBS of Kansas City Federal PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network Select PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care Blue
  • BCBS of Kansas City Traditional
  • BCBS of Kansas Federal
  • BCBS of Kansas Traditional
  • BCBS of Michigan Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue KC Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue KC Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Century Health Solutions (PPO)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna National POS Open Access
  • Cigna OAP
  • Cigna PPO
  • CompResults/CompAlliance (WC) PPO
  • Health Choice of Northwest Missouri (PPO)
  • Home State Health Plan Missouri Medicaid (Missouri practices)
  • Humana Choice PPO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana Community HMO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Gold Choice Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO SNP - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Kansas City PPOx
  • Humana National POS-Open Access Plans
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Humana SmartExpress PPO
  • Humana SmartNet PPO
  • Humana SmartSuite PPO
  • HumanaOne PPO
  • Integrated Health Plan PPO
  • Kansas Medicaid
  • Medica Connect
  • Medica Select
  • Medicare
  • Missouri Care Health Plan - Missouri Medicaid (MO practices only)
  • MultiPlan/PCHS (PPO)
  • Occupational Health Management PPO (WC)
  • OHARA Managed Care (WC)
  • Private Healthcare Systems PPO
  • ProviDRs Care Network PPO (formerly WPPA)
  • Sunflower State Health Plan Kansas Medicaid (Kansas practices)
  • Triwest Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care
  • United Healthcare - All Savers Insurance Company POS
  • United Healthcare - Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan (KS Practices, KanCare, Kansas Medicaid)
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan (MO practices, Missouri Medicaid)
  • United Healthcare - Definity Health Reimbursement Account POS
  • United Healthcare - Definity Health Savings Account POS
  • United Healthcare - Golden Rule HMO (HMO & PPO)
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Managed Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Options PPO
  • United Healthcare - Select HMO
  • United Healthcare - Select Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - United Health One (Short Term Medical)
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete Choice PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Dual Complete SNP PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Complete PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Gold SNP PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Silver SNP PPO


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