Thomas Graham, MD
Thomas Graham, MD, is the Chief Innovation Officer of Cleveland Clinic Innovations, the technology commercialization-arm of Cleveland Clinic, where he holds the Justice Family Chair in Medical Innovations. Additionally, Dr. Graham is the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
Renowned Hand Surgeon, Dr. Thomas Graham, rejoined Cleveland Clinic after a decade as the Chief of the Congressionally-designated National Hand Center and Surgeon-in-Chief of the Arnold Palmer Sports Health Center. Complementing a clinical practice that is recognized as the premier destination for the care of the professional athlete’s hand and wrist, he assumed the roles of Chairman of Cleveland Clinic Innovations and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2011.
His experience as a surgeon entrepreneur and business developer adds another dimension to the growing success that Cleveland Clinic has enjoyed in commercializing the creative productivity and transcendent thought of their physicians and scientists. Graham’s history as an educator and Program Director aligns with the mission of the Clinic’s Orthopaedic and Rheumatology Institute to deliver excellence in musculoskeletal care, conduct meaningful scientific inquiry and educate future leaders in the specialty.
A graduate of Williams College, he received his MD from the University of Cincinnati. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Michigan and a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the famed Indiana Hand Center. Graham, an Ohio native, is married to his childhood sweetheart; they have two college-age daughters.