Professor Griffenkranz joined Nova Southeastern University November 2019, as an Assistant Professor in the Jacksonville Physician Assistant program.
Professor Griffenkranz graduated from the University of Florida Physician Assistant Program in 1987 with a BS degree. Subsequently he obtained his MPAS degree from University of Nebraska Distance-Learning Physician Assistant Program. Professor Griffenkranz has worked in pediatrics throughout his professional career: initially in the Pediatric Emergency Department at University Hospital, at Nemours Children’s Clinic Department of Pediatric Surgery, Nemours Children’s Clinic Department of Hospital Pediatrics, and most recently in private practice at Carithers Pediatrics. Professor Griffenkranz has enjoyed teaching patients, families, and PA students throughout his clinical career. He now leaves clinical practice and joins Nova Southeastern PA Program to pursue a fulltime career in PA education.
Professor Griffenkranz is originally from Upstate New York. He moved to Florida to attend PA School and has never left. Professor Griffenkranz is married to Karen Griffenkranz, who is a Physical Therapist in the Duval County School System. They have three children: Emily, a Genetic Counselor, Dakota, an Assistant States Attorney, and Erica, who is aspiring to go to Occupational Therapy School. Professor Griffenkranz loves to spend time at the beach-it’s his Zen place. He also enjoys running, occasionally running a ½ marathon, rarely participating in mini triathlons, and going to the movies. Of course, nothing is better than spending time with family and friends, especially when food and drink are involved.
Professor Griffenkranz is enthusiastic and eager to share his PA knowledge with the next generation of Physician Assistant students at Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant Program-Jacksonville.