T. John Gribble, MD
Pediatrics and Hematology
T. John Gribble, MD, joined the Pediatrics Department at UNM in 1976 as Director of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Associate Professor. He served as the Director of the Division of Hematology from 1987-1997. He was instrumental in founding the Ronald McDonald House; the establishment of the Ted R. Montoya Hemophilia program and pioneered the creation of the annual hemophilia camp in New Mexico.
Dr. Gribble received his MD degree from Stanford University in 1964, interned at NYU Bellevue and completed his pediatric residency at Stanford. After spending two years in the Public Health Service, he was appointed to the faculty at Stanford as Assistant Professor in 1969 and Associate Professor in 1974 within the division of Hematology/Oncology.
Dr. Gribble was recruited to the Pediatrics Department at UNM in 1976 as Director of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (1976-1987) and Associate Professor. He was director of the Division of Hematology from 1987-1997. During his tenure at the University of New Mexico, John was a driving force behind the creation of many of the programs that are now staples in New Mexico. He worked with the Junior League of Albuquerque to found the Ronald McDonald House; he helped lobby the legislature along with Bob Greenberg to obtain supplemental funding for the hematology and oncology programs, including the establishment of the Ted R. Montoya Hemophilia program which he directed from 1980-1997. He also pioneered the creation of the annual hemophilia camp in New Mexico.
John loved to teach and to learn, and was devoted to his patients. He loved teaching technicians in the hospital hematology lab. He loved exchanging ideas with his colleagues and enjoyed exploring all different avenues of an argument. He died prematurely in 1997.
Dr. Gribble, We were sadden to hear of your passing. You were my sons physician, Tim Sacora, and Karen, were wonderful. Our son passed away in 1979, but you were always in our hearts and prayers. We think of you often, Rest In Peace. You were a wonderful, and caring person.