Jackson O. Griggs, M.D.


Jackson Griggs is the Chief Executive Officer of Heart of Texas Community Health Center, a fifteen-site federally-qualified health center serving 60,000 patients in Central Texas. Dr. Griggs is a family physician who has practiced medicine for fifteen years, focusing on families living in poverty. Before executive leadership, he trained over 150 resident physicians while on faculty of the Waco Family Medicine Residency Program. He is an active researcher and has published over 20 manuscripts on topics of primary care, population health and mental illness. Leveraging his background in graduate medical education, Dr. Griggs serves as President the McLennan County Medical Education and Research Foundation, which operates a family medicine residency program and sports medicine fellowship.

Dr. Griggs is a native Texan and earned his undergraduate degree in English from Abilene Christian University; he then attended medical school at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and residency at the Waco Family Medicine Residency Program where he was Chief Resident. He is recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Griggs has been married to his wife Erin for 20 years and they have two children, Julia and Elliot.