Kendall Griffith Chief Executive Officer,
Governor Luis F Hospital, St. Croix

Kendall Griffith

Kendall M. Griffith, MD, Chief Executive Officer of the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center (JFL) and Executive Director of the Virgin Islands Cardiac Center (VICC) in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands is seen as a visionary leader who has positioned JFL on a strong trajectory of growth and success. Under his leadership, JFL continues to improve clinical processes and services by incorporating information technology solutions and digital equipment.

Dr. Griffith is a Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist, distinguished Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention. He runs a thriving practice, Cardiovascular Associates of the Virgin Islands, and travels throughout the Caribbean to proctor and conduct cardiac procedures.

Dr. Griffith a man of many firsts, he established the first Interventional Cardiology program in the US & British Virgin Islands at JFL. He performed the Virgin Islands’ first coronary angioplasty and successfully implanted the Virgin Islands’ first cardiac defibrillator. He was instrumental in the training of the cardiac catheterization laboratory staff in Guyana. He also proctored the first permanent pacemaker and Cardiac Defibrillator implantation in St. Lucia, WI as well as Tortola, BVI.

One of his greatest accomplishments is spearheading the fundraising and building of the Virgin Islands Cardiac Center which has been serving patients from US Virgin Islands and Eastern Caribbean for over seven years. In February 2015, he hosted the 4th Bi-Annual Virgin Islands Cardiac Symposium, at the VICC’s Conference Center, with lecturers and participants from across the Caribbean and continental United States.

Dr. Griffith served as Chief Medical Officer at JFL for three years. He is a past Chairman of Virgin Islands Medical Institute Board of Directors. He is also a member of the American Medical Association, Virgin Islands Medical Society and Council Member of the Caribbean Cardiac Society.

He completed his Medical Doctorate at the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1994 and internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. He also completed both a fellowship and a sub-specialty fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology at Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami, Florida