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Thomas J. Graham, MD

  • Specialty: Hand & Wrist Surgery
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-501-0658
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About Me

I aspired to become an orthopedic surgeon since childhood. I was particularly fascinated by the complexity and elegance of the hand, wrist, and elbow, and benefited from mentorship by world-renowned physicians who inspired me to pursue a career in hand surgery.

Fortunately, my many years in the field have allowed me to assume leadership roles in my specialty, serve thousands of patients, educate hundreds of fellow surgeons, and contribute to our knowledge of injuries and diseases that affect the hand and upper extremity through my research.

My early career decision also allowed me to develop complementary interests and expertise in the care of elite athletes and the field of medical innovation; the combination has allowed me to advance the global practice of hand surgery beyond my practice.

In the world of sports, I established one of the nation’s premiere destinations for the care of professional athletes’ hands and wrists. I have cared for more than 1,000 professional athletes and served as team physician and hand surgery consultant for teams in the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, and the PGA Tour. I understand the need of this unique population to perform at their best, and I bring that same level of experience and expertise to all patients I treat.

As an innovator and inventor, I developed numerous techniques and technologies that have impacted lives and created jobs that fuel our economy. Among the many inventions are devices to repair or replace damaged bones and joints. I’ve authored over 50 patents.

I am honored to have been repeatedly recognized by my peers in publications like Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors,” Best Doctors’ “Best Doctors in America,” Becker’s Hospital Review’s “45 Hand Surgeons to Know,” and US News & World Report’s “Top Doctors.”

The specialty of orthopedics, and specifically hand surgery, is a team sport. I am familiar with world-class, championship organizations, and NYU Langone’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Hand Center certainly qualify. I’m grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with skilled and caring colleagues who heal, teach, and discover. Within this vibrant work environment, we provide the best care for the most important people in all of healthcare—our patients.


Conditions and Treatments

nerve surgery, elbow fracture, stress fracture, finger fracture, wrist injury, hand deformity, Dupuytren's contracture, ulnar nerve compression, wrist surgery, tendon injury, traumatic fracture, pain in the arms, carpal tunnel syndrome, hand fracture, wrist fracture, hand injury, elbow surgery, rotator cuff syndrome, hand surgery
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Credentials

Positions
  • Member of the Faculty, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Director, Strategic Planning and Innovation, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Associate Chief, Division of Hand Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Surgery of the Hand), 1997
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery, 1996
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Indiana Hand Center, Hand Surgery, 1994
  • Residency, University of Michigan Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery, 1993
  • MD from University Of Cincinnati, 1988
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NYU Orthopedic Surgery Associates

530 1st Avenue, Suite 8U
New York, NY 10016

Phone

646-501-0658

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Publications

  • The hand

    Maschke, Steven D; Graham, Thomas J; Evans, Peter J

    The hand. Philadelphia PA : Wolters Kluwer, 2016. 3rd ed.. (Master techniques in orthopaedic surgery) xxviii, 516 p. ; 29 cm. (3257842)

  • Innovation the Cleveland Clinic way : powering transformation by putting ideas to work

    Graham, Thomas J.

    Innovation the Cleveland Clinic way : powering transformation by putting ideas to work. New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2016]. xvii, 264 p. ; 24 cm (3245672)

  • Altobelli, Grant G; Ruchelsman, David E; Belsky, Mark R; Graham, Thomas; Asnis, Peter; Leibman, Matthew I

    Journal of hand surgery (American volume). 2013 Jun ; 38(6):1181-4

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