Dr. Ronald G. Grifka, MD

Dr. Ronald G. Grifka, MD

Pediatric Cardiology | Male | 57 years old

I am passionate about providing high-quality, personal and compassionate care for my young patients with congenital and acquired heart conditions. I offer a full range of pediatric heart care. I enjoy working with my patients to improve their heart health, to see them thrive and to help them stay well.Read more

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I make sure each interaction with a patient is kind, compassionate and thorough. I value having open communication with my patients and their families, listening to each of their needs and working with them to improve their health. I also believe in educating patients so they can become active participants in their own health.Read more

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Specialties

  • Pediatric Cardiology

Board Certifications

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  • Pediatric Cardiology

Conditions Treated

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I am a board certified cardiologist with Metro Heart & Vascular and work with the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Previously the chief of cardiology at DeVos Children’s Hospital and the associate chief of cardiology and director of the cardiac cath labs at Texas Children’s Hospital, I am nationally recognized as a leading expert in pediatric cardiology. I specialize in pediatric congenital heart defects and provide both inpatient and outpatient services.

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  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (CCTGA)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Neonatal Bradycardia
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

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I have extensive expertise in the evaluation and treatment of all pediatric cardiology concerns, including:

 

  • Congenital heart defects, including septal defects, valve abnormalities, pulmonary artery and aorta abnormalities
  • Arrhythmias
  • Palpitations, syncope and chest pain
  • Acquired pediatric cardiac conditions
  • Cardiomyopathy

 

Services offered include newborn referrals, murmur evaluations, EKG, pediatric echocardiography, pacemaker care, exercise testing and athlete screening follow-up.

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  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Echocardiogram Interpretation
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement

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Education

  • Medical School
    Wayne State Univ Som

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Chldn's Hosp Mich

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Chldn's Hosp Mich

    Completed in 1988

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Tex Chldn's Hosp/Baylor Coll Med

    Completed in 1991

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
  • Board certified in Pediatric Cardiology
  • Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Grifka's Office & Staff

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Dr. Grifka says...

I am passionate about providing high-quality, personal and compassionate care for my young patients with congenital and acquired heart conditions. I offer a full range of pediatric heart care. I enjoy working with my patients to improve their heart health, to see them thrive and to help them stay well.

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Dr. Grifka's Care Philosophy

I make sure each interaction with a patient is kind, compassionate and thorough. I value having open communication with my patients and their families, listening to each of their needs and working with them to improve their health. I also believe in educating patients so they can become active participants in their own health.

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Dr. Grifka says...

I am a board certified cardiologist with Metro Heart & Vascular and work with the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Previously the chief of cardiology at DeVos Children’s Hospital and the associate chief of cardiology and director of the cardiac cath labs at Texas Children’s Hospital, I am nationally recognized as a leading expert in pediatric cardiology. I specialize in pediatric congenital heart defects and provide both inpatient and outpatient services.

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Dr. Grifka says...

I have extensive expertise in the evaluation and treatment of all pediatric cardiology concerns, including:

 

  • Congenital heart defects, including septal defects, valve abnormalities, pulmonary artery and aorta abnormalities
  • Arrhythmias
  • Palpitations, syncope and chest pain
  • Acquired pediatric cardiac conditions
  • Cardiomyopathy

 

Services offered include newborn referrals, murmur evaluations, EKG, pediatric echocardiography, pacemaker care, exercise testing and athlete screening follow-up.

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Dr. Grifka says...

I appreciate and welcome all positive and constructive feedback. Your comments will help me continue to provide the best care for my patients.