Skip to main content

Letha Y. Griffin, M.D.

Sports Medicine


Dr. “Etty” Griffin is one of the senior partners at Peachtree Orthopedics. She is board certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has a special qualification in sports medicine.


  • Sports Medicine



Dr. “Etty” Griffin is one of the senior partners at Peachtree Orthopedics. She has a keen interest in arthroscopic surgery as well as evaluation and management of acute injuries in sports medicine. She has been a longtime team physician for the Georgia State University athletes, and over the years has also cared for athletes from Agnes Scott College, the Atlanta Glory, the University of Michigan women’s teams, the Washington Huskies, as well as athletes from a number of the Atlanta high schools and dancers from various dance companies in Atlanta. She served as a venue chairman for the 1996 Olympics and was on the Medical Organizing Committees for the 1996 Olympic Games. Dr. Griffin has been on the Board of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American College of Sports Medicine, the Piedmont Hospital Board, and the Athletic Board of Georgia State University and the Board of Certification of the National Athletic Trainers Association. She has served on numerous committees for the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and has been the Chairman of the Publications Committee for both the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.


Dr. Griffin earned her B.S., M.S.C., Ph.D., and M.D. (all with summa cum laude honors), from The Ohio State University. She is Board Certified in Orthopaedics and holds a special qualification in Sports Medicine. Prior to coming to the Atlanta area, she was an assistant team physician for the University of Washington Huskies and prior to that the University of Michigan Wolverines. She is currently on the Board of the Orthopedic Research and Educational Foundation (OREF) and the Editorial Board of AAOS Now, a scientific newsletter for members of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

She has written numerous articles on sports medicine issues and injuries and has a special interest in ACL injuries, patellofemoral issues and cartilage restoring techniques. She has edited numerous books including several on ACL injuries in addition to Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care (edition 3) Rehabilitation of the Injured Knee (editions 1 and 2), Women’s Musculoskeletal Health: Update for the New Millennium and Orthopedic Knowledge Update: Sports Medicine.

To view Dr. Griffin's CV click here.

Residency: University of Michigan Hospital

Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine, M.D., Columbus, OH. |  Summa cum laude

Graduate: Ohio State University, M.Sc., Immunology, Columbus, OH  |  Summa cum laude

Undergraduate: Ohio State University, B.S., microbiology, Columbus, OH  |  Summa cum laude


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopic Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons
  • Atlanta Orthopaedic Society