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Supported by over 40 years of practiced expertise in nuclear medicine, Merrill D. Griff has served as a senior PET/CT technologist in the Department of Radiology at Massachusetts General Brigham Hospital in Boston since 2003. First joining Massachusetts General Hospital in 1978 in their research group in nuclear cardiology, he served in that position until 1981. From there, Mr. Griff excelled in many other positions at such institutions as Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Barnes Jewish Christian Hospital in Missouri, and Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago. He also excelled at University Hospital Zurich in Switzerland as a chief technologist, administrator and instructor, as well as at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as a lead nuclear medicine technologist, nuclear cardiology technical supervisor and instructor.

Outside of his regular work appointments, Mr. Griff also taught as an adjunct professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, a lecturer at Regis College and a faculty instructor at Gateway Community College, among other schools. Pursuing his own formal education, he received a Bachelor of Arts in geography from Clark University, followed by a Master of Public Health in health services administration from Boston University. He holds a certificate of training in nuclear medicine technology from Washington University in St. Louis and is licensed with the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety. Additionally, Mr. Griff is registered in nuclear medicine and computerized tomography through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

To attest to his success, Mr. Griff won third prize for an oral presentation at the 46th annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine in 1999. He is also a past president of The Waltham Foundation, where he remains active as a member. Looking toward the future, he would like to continue his vocational pursuits at Massachusetts General Brigham Hospital.

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