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March 13, 2014

John J. McGraw, Sr., MD, Named Academy Board of Councilors Chair

NEW ORLEANS— Orthopaedic surgeon John J. McGraw, Sr., MD, of Jefferson City, Tenn., was named chair of the Board of Councilors(BOC) of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons(AAOS) at the AAOS Annual Meeting. The BOC represents orthopaedic surgeons in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. military, Puerto Rico, Canada, and four regional orthopaedic societies.
The BOC serves as an advisory body to the AAOS Board of Directors and a resource to AAOS committees.  In addition, the BOC manages Academy relations with the state orthopaedic societies, and conducts a wide range of programs to support and strengthen these organizations. Dr. McGraw is a part of The Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic, and for the past 10 years has anchored the Jefferson City office. He also serves as a team physician for the Tennessee Smokies (Chicago Cubs’ AA team) and Jefferson County High School.  Dr. McGraw also begins his third year as a member of the AAOS Board of Directors.
Dr. McGraw’s extensive military career includes 34 years of commissioned service in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army. He participated in deployments to Afghanistan and Kosovo. Dr. McGraw retired in April 2013 as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. Dr. McGraw is the past president of the Southern Orthopaedic Association, and served on the BOC as a representative for that organization. He earned his medical degree at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, and completed his residency at St.
Louis University Hospitals and an internship at Spartanburg General Hospital.

Dr. McGraw is co-owner of Lakeway Broadcasting, LLC in Jefferson City and frequently serves as announcer on medical and civic news shows and other programs. Dr. McGraw and his wife, Ann Rogers McGraw, have two grown children, three “perfect” grandchildren, and twin grandsons "on the way.”


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