Seminars at the ITA

Seminars are typically scheduled at Noon on Tuesdays.

May 16, 2023

Current Treatment of Severe Obesity in Children and Adolescents

Dr. Cornelia Griggs is a pediatric surgeon, critical care specialist and assistant professor in surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Griggs is also the surgical director for the MGH Pediatric Weight Center as well as Quality and Safety Chair for the Division of Pediatric Surgery. She is a health services researcher with a focus on socially responsible surgery in children. Her previously published work covers urgent public health crises including gun violence prevention, anti-racism, gender and socioeconomic disparities in surgery, and childhood obesity. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in clinical effectiveness at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. As an experienced minimally invasive surgeon, Dr. Griggs has a clinical focus in new surgical technologies, laparoscopic, thoracoscopic and robotic innovation, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and medical education.