Dr. Ryan Griffiths is a native Oregonian who is happy to have the opportunity to continue to live and work here. He grew up playing sports and raising sheep and cattle in Central Oregon. His father was a large animal veterinarian, which helped foster this hobby. After high school, he spent one year of college at Montana State in Bozeman before transferring to Oregon State University. He attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland and graduated in 2005. He completed his internal medicine residency at UNC. In 2008, he moved back to Portland so he could start his fellowship in nephrology at OHSU. He completed this in June 2010 and continues to have many strong ties to the University and the state of Oregon.