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The Laureate Award honors those Fellows and Masters of the
American College of Physicians in Montana who have demonstrated by
their example and conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in
medical care, education, and/or research, and in service to their
community and the ACP.
Recipients of this award shall bear the title Laureate of the
This award shall be presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting.
The awardee should accept the recognition in person, unless excused
by the Governor. The awardee is to be nominated by a process that
may originate from the Awards Committee or from any member of the
Chapter. The nomination must document the attributes and
accomplishments of the nominee.
The awardee should be a senior physician and Fellow or Master of
long-standing, with acknowledged excellence and peer approval in
the field of internal medicine. In addition, the awardee should
have served the Chapter with distinction.
It is with distinct pleasure that this year, the Montana Chapter
presents the Laureate Award to Phillip E. Griffin, MD, FACP. Dr.
Griffin is a long-standing and loyal supporter of the College, has
rendered distinguished service to the Chapter, and has upheld the
high ideals and professional standards for which the College is
Robert G. Byron, MD, MPH, FACP
Governor ACP, Montana Chapter
Doctor Phillip Griffin was born in Billings, Montana in 1936. He
received his B.S. degree from Montana State University in 1957 and
his M.D. degree from Northwestern University in 1961. Following a
rotating internship and a first year of internal medicine residency
at Chicago Wesley Memorial Hospital, he entered the United States
Air Force for two years. He then took two years of internal
medicine residency at the University Hospital, University of
Michigan in Ann Arbor, after which he completed a rheumatology
fellowship at the Rackham Arthritis Research Unit, University of
Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Dr. Griffin joined the Billings Clinic in 1968 where he has
practiced until his recent retirement. Dr. Griffin is a complete
physician who is known for his skills both in rheumatology and
general internal medicine. He has been a leader at the Billings
Clinic where he served twice on the executive committee and was
elected Chairman on each occasion. He served as Chief of Staff at
the Deaconess Medical Center as well as many hospital committees.
He was chairman of the Department of Medicine and member of the
executive committee at St. Vincent Hospital. Upon the merger of the
Billings Clinic and the Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Griffin
became Chief of Staff, Deaconess Billings Clinic Integrated
Physician Group and subsequently Acting Vice President of Medical
Affairs. For many years Dr. Griffin has been a consultant for the
Indian Health Service and has held clinics on several
Dr. Griffin is an excellent teacher. He has played an active
role in the Billings WWAMI Internal Medicine Clinical Unit since
1974, both as a preceptor and a lecturer. He is an Associate
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University
of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington. He lectures
at the Rocky Mountain College Physicians Assistant program.
Dr. Griffin became a member of the American College of
Physicians in 1968 and became a Fellow in 1975. He has been a
member of the Chapter Advisory Committee on two occasions and
chaired the 1982 program of the Annual Montana Chapter meeting. He
served as Governor of the Montana Chapter from 2000-2004.
Dr. Griffin is a founding member of the Montana Society of
Rheumatology and a Fellow of the American College of
Dr. Griffin was the recipient of the Medical Achievement Award
from the Deaconess Billings Clinic Foundation in 1998. In 2001 the
Montana Arthritis Foundation recognized him for his excellent
service to community and patients with arthritis by presenting him
the Griffin Arthritis Award.
Dr. Griffin has been a member and chair of the Board of
Directors of the Billings Family YMCA. He served on the Billings
Deaconess Hospital Board of Directors. He currently serves as a
board member of St. Johns Lutheran Ministries Foundation.
Because of his great contributions to the care of patients, our
profession and his community, the Montana Chapter of the American
College of Physicians is pleased to honor Dr. Phillip Griffin as
its Laureate for 2006.