Donald Griffin MD

Nashville, TN, US
Donald Griffin MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Welcome to Nashville Cosmetic Surgery Center...where the science of beauty meets the art of subtlety.

We believe that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Each person has their own unique beauty that reflects who they are as an individual. We are truly grateful that patients give us the opportunity to consult with them regarding how to best change what concerns them about their physical appearance, and we take that responsibility seriously.

We don’t sell services: we provide choices. We work together as a team with you to address your concerns and desires regarding your physical appearance and discuss the options available to you. We invite you to come in, talk to us, learn who we are, and let us learn more about you and your goals.
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Practice Specialization

Some of the most commonly performed procedures within Dr. Griffin's practice include Breast Augmentation with both silicone and saline implants, Tummy tucks, Liposuction and all Facial Rejuvenation procedures including Facelift and eyelid surgery.
Over 20% of the patients in his practice are male - and procedures include
liposuction, male breast reduction and all facial rejuvenation procedures.
In addition, he is well known in Nashville and the surrounding area for his body re-contouring procedures on patients after massive weight loss. He also offers the non-surgical procedures Exilis, Botox, Dysport, Juvederm and Restylane.

Additional Information

Dr. Don Griffin, founder of Nashville Cosmetic Surgery Center in Nashville, Tennessee, is committed to helping patients maintain their own unique beauty, while educating them about their health options. He believes that communication between doctor and patient is key to establishing relationships, which allows for long relationships and customized care.

As both a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and a fully trained general surgeon, Dr. Griffin understands all aspects of surgery. This experience allows him to fully inform patients and offer a consistent and personal approach, while achieving natural results. His goal is to build trust and rapport with patients and offer excellent service. Dr. Griffin believes that each patient is unique and his focus is on helping each individual age beautifully. Working with a highly qualified team of skin care specialists, he utilizes both surgical and non-surgical procedures to help patients achieve the best outcome.

Background & Certification

Board Certification

1999 - American Board of Plastic Surgery – Recertified December 1, 2009 through December 31, 2019
1997 - American Board of Surgery - (voluntarily not renewed)
1991 – State of Tennessee Physician License - Active
1991 – Controlled Substance Registration Certificate, DEA - Active
ACLS/BLS certification – renewed every two years - Active

Professional Background

Plastic Surgery Fellow
UAB Affiliated Hospitals
Birmingham, AL
July 1995 – June 1997

General Surgery Residency
Vanderbilt University Affiliated Hospitals
Nashville, TN
July 1988 – June 1991
July 1993 – June 1995

S.R. Light Surgical Research Fellowship
Vanderbilt University
July 1991- June 1993

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN
Doctor of Medicine, 1988

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, 1984

Teaching Appointments

Chairman Centennial Medical Center Quality Council – 2004-2012
Co-chair Centennial Medical Center Quality Council – 2003 to 2004
Plastic Surgeon, Baptist Wound Care Center 1999-2003
Team Plastic Surgeon, Nashville Predators 1998 to 2008
Chief Division of Plastic Surgery, Centennial Medical Center, December 2012 to present
Chairman Department of Surgery, Centennial Medical Center, January 2012 to present

Publications and Presentations



Griffin DW and Said HM. The enterohepatic circulation of methotrexate in vivo; inhibition by bile salt. Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology 19:40-41,1987

Holzman MD, Rozga J, Neuzil DF, Griffin DW, Moscioni AD, Demetriou AA. Selective intraportal hepatocyte transplantation in analbuminemic and Gunn rats. Transplantation 55(6): 1213-9, June 1993

Rozga J, Holzman MD, Ro MS, Griffin DW, Neuzil D, Giorgio T, Moscioni AD, Demetriou AA. Development of a hybrid bioartificial liver. Annals of Surgery. 217 (5):502-9, discussion 509-511, May 1993.

Neuzil D, Holzman M, Moscioni AD, Rozga J, Griffin D, Demetriou AA. Intraperitoneal transplantation and function of transduced fibroblasts in rats. Journal of Surgical Research 54(6) 631-7, June 1993

Armstrong G, Burke R, Griffin D, Howard P. A Modification of the Primary Nasal Correction in the Rotation-Advancement Unilateral Cleft Lip Repair. Annals of Plastic Surgery 38(3) 236-245, March 1997

De la Torre J, Griffin D, Vasconez L. Harvesting the Latissimus Dorsi Muscle for Cardiomyoplasty. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 105(1) 83-88, January 2000


Holzman MD, Rozga J, Neuzil DF, Griffin DW, Ro MS, Moscioni AD, Demetriou AA. Intraportal hepatocyte transplantation in analbuminemic rats. Surgical Forum 43:423-26, 1992

Rozga J, Neuzil DF, Ro MS, Moscioni AD, Holzman MD, Griffin DW Demetriou AA. Development of a hybrid xenogeneic bioartificial liver. Surgical Forum 43:174-76, 1992

Griffin D, Russell W, Rozga J, Sitaric S, Holzman M, Neuzil D, Moscioni AD, Demetriou AA. A comparison of various trophic factors on liver DNA synthesis. Hepatology 16(4), 135A, Oct 1992

Holzman MD, Rozga J, Neuzil DF, Griffin DW, Moscioni AD, Demetriou AA. Intraportal Hepatocyte Transplantation. Hepatology 16(4), 51A, Oct 1992

Rozga J, Holzman MD, Griffin D, Ro MS, Neuzil D, Moscioni AD, Demetriou AA. Xenogeneic Hybrid Bioartificial Liver. Hepatology 16(4), 46A, Oct 1992


Griffin D. Dynamic Cardiomyoplasty. Encyclopedia of Flaps, Vasconez, Luis et al, ed.

Demetriou AA, Rozga J, Neuzil DF, Holzman MD, Griffin D, Moscioni AD. Experimental Cell Transplantation and Gene Therapy Techniques in the Treatment of Liver Disease. Vascular Endothelium ED. Catravas et al. Plenum Press, New York, 1993.


First International Congress of the Cell Transplant Society. (Pittsburgh, PA, June 3, 1992) Intraportal Hepatocyte Transplantation in Analbuminemic Rats. Holzman M, Rozga J, Griffin D, Neuzil D, Moscioni AD, Demetriou AA.

European Association for the Study of Liver, (Vienna, Austria, August 29, 1992) Intraportal Hepatocyte Transplantation. Rozga J, Holzman M, Griffin D, Neuzil D, Moscioni AD, Demetriou AA.

American College of Surgeon’s Forum (New Orleans, LA, October 14, 1992) Intraportal Hepatocyte Transplantation in Analbuminemic Rats. Holzman MD, Rozga J, Moscioni AD, Neuzil DF, Griffin D, Demetriou AA.

American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (Chicago IL, October 31, 1992) Intraportal Hepatocyte Transplantation in Analbuminemic and Gunn Rats. Holzman MD, Rozga J, Moscioni AD, Neuzil D, Griffin D, Demetriou AA.

American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (Chicago IL, October 31, 1992) A comparison of various trophic factors on rat liver DNA synthesis. Griffin D, Russell W. Rozga J, Sitaric S, Holzman M, Neuzil D, Moscioni AD, Demetriou AA.

Southern Surgical Association (Miami, FL, December 1992) The Development of a Hybrid Bioartificial Liver. Demetriou AA, Holzman M, Moscioni AD, Neuzil J, Griffin D, Rozga J.

Awards & Honors

Dean’s List, LSU 1980-1984
LSU Freshman Honor Award
Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society
Louis and Lena Peranio Award, 1982
President Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society, 1982-83, 1983-84
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Junior Inductee, 1983
LSU Foundation Award of Excellence, 1983
Dean’s Medal of Honor for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement, 1984
Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Senior Award, 1984
Eta Sigma Phi Latin Honor Society
President Phi Chi Medical Fraternity, 1987-1988

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Centennial Medical Center - Nashville, TN

Baptist Hospital - Nashville, TN

St. Thomas Surgicare - Nashville, TN

Centennial Surgery Center - Nashville, TN

Society Memberships

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
J. B. Lynch Surgical Society
H. William Scott, Jr. Surgical Society
Tennessee Society of Plastic Surgeons
Fellow of American College of Surgeons
Participant American Board of Plastic Surgery Maintenance of Certification

Your Consultation

Call our Nashville plastic surgery office at
615-321-1003 or contact us online to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Staff & Facilities

Skin Care Products

Please visit our skin care store or make an appointment with our licensed aesthetician to have a consultation and have her write a skin care protocol for your needs. We carry only medical grade skin care products including Erasure (our privately labeled medical skincare line), Avene, Glytone, and Revision. We also carry products to aid you in healing after surgery.

Payment Options

Care Credit financing, Mastercard, Visa and Discover

Donald Griffin MD

4322 Harding Pike, Suite 314,
Nashville, TN, 37205, US

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