Bradley Graw, MD

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Total Joint Replacement Specialist
Sports Medicine Specialist

 

I am an orthopedic surgeon with a practice focused on hip and knee surgery. My purpose is to help people reduce joint pain and regain their desired level of physical activity. I strive to do this in a safe, seamless way, with excellent long term support. My surgical practice focuses on anterior total hip replacement, total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and knee arthroscopy. I employ robotic and computer assisted techniques in the operating room. I also counsel patients on non-operative treatments, to include lifestyle modifications, medications, physical therapy, and injection.

My team achieves our goals through surgeon leadership, specialized training, and facilities dedicated to your care. This also includes the resources of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and partnerships with other local facilities. Our group has presented research on anterior total hip replacement and digital patient-reported outcome tracking topics at recent national meetings. We are currently examining the intersection of total joint replacement and sporting activities.

I have practiced in the SF Bay Area for more than fifteen years, over which time I have performed several thousand hip and knee replacements and a large volume of arthroscopic and sports medicine procedures about the knee. I graduated from Yale University where I was an All-Ivy lacrosse player, from Georgetown University School of Medicine, and completed an Orthopedic Residency at Georgetown University Hospital. I also completed two fellowships, one in joint replacement surgery and the other in orthopedic sports medicine, the former at Stanford University Hospital.

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What Makes You Different?

I am a firm believer in getting to know my patients well as we discuss diagnosis and treatment options. Everyone is different in regards to their medical history, work, personal life, and lifestyle goals. This dialogue is an important foundation for the personalized care that I aim to provide. I also believe strongly in education as a means of achieving the best outcomes for our patients. This has lead me to committing to a monthly seminar with my surgical patients, and continuing education for colleague and staff.

After decades of physical activity, and due to a congenital problem, I actually required bilateral hip surgery myself. Through my experience as a patient I have a unique perspective, one which has confirmed the importance of preparation, a dedicated surgical team, and patience with rehabilitation.

Personal Notes about Dr. Graw

The San Francisco Peninsula has been my home since coming to Stanford. My wife is a plastic surgeon in Palo Alto, and we are privileged to be raising a son and daughter together. Previously, I was a competitive lacrosse player with the Olympic Club of San Francisco, and played many sports while growing up on the East Coast. We now love exploring our beautiful open spaces, biking, skiing, and traveling.

What His Patients Say

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“Dr. Graw is one of the finest orthopedic surgeons in California. He’s super talented and skilled, and very conscientious about all the little details. He’s also very good with people and treated my mom so well. So far she’s had two new knees and now a new hip! All came out perfectly no problems, and she heals faster than expected each time.”

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“After suffering for over four years with severe arthritis in both hips, Dr. Graw agreed to replacing both hips. I had separate procedures and both experiences with Dr. Graw and his team were phenomenal. Dr. Graw and his team went above and beyond to make sure I understood all the circumstances and possible outcomes surrounding my surgeries. Dr. Graw even took extra precautions to ensure I didn't develop any infections during the procedure and during recovery. I appreciate Dr. Graw and his team. I am also extremely grateful for being on the way to an active and pain-free life.”

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“Dr. Graw took the time to go over options as it pertained to my hip issues. We both decided that a total hip replacement was necessary for my every day living. He and his staff were able to answer all my questions compassionately from the very beginning of the process until my last post op appointment. I have now had a total hip replacement on both hips both operated on by Dr. Graw. I wholeheartedly recommend him for your hip care.”

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Dr. Graw is terrific. Very knowledgeable and communicates well. His optimism got me going again after a knee injury that I thought was going to be the end of serious cycling.

CARL E.
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Dr Graw is extremely professional, great bedside manner and competent surgeon. I had a total right knee replacement. It was performed robotically. I am very happy with the results. After 3 months I can hike 3 miles and ride my stationary bike for 45 minutes.

JULIE B.
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Practice Locations

Dr. Graw sees patients at PAMF clinics in Palo Alto and San Carlos.

Dr. Graw performs surgery at the following locations:

  • Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City
  • Mills Hospital, San Mateo
  • PAMF ASC, Mountain View

Medical Education & Training

  • Undergraduate: Yale University
  • Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Georgetown University Hospital, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellowships: Stanford University Medical Center, Joint Replacement and SOAR, Sports Medicine

Awards & Recognitions

  • Sutter Health President’s Award Winner
  • American Orthopedic Association Emerging Leader
  • Academic All-Ivy League Yale Men’s Lacrosse

Professional Affiliations

Resources

Office Phone: 650.853.2018
Patient Educational Materials
Educacion en Espanol
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Publications

1. Byers BA, Graw BP, Baksh D, Mauck RL, Rackwitz L, Tuan RS. Compromised Maturation of Tissue-Engineered Cartilage in the Presence of Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines IL-1 and TNF. 53rd Annual Orthopedic Research Society Meeting, San Diego, CA, 32:663, 2007.

2. Graw BP and Wiesel SW. Low Back Pain in the Aging Athlete. Contemporary Spine Surgery. Volume 9 Number 5 May 2008. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

3. Graw BP and Wiesel SW, Low Back Pain in the Aging Athlete. Sports Med and Arthroscopy Review. 2008 Mar; 16(1):39-46. PMID: 18277261

4. Graw BP, Giori N. Rotational Alignment of the Proximal Tibia. 2010 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Podium Presentation.

5. Graw BP, Giori N. Rotational Alignment of the Proximal Tibia. 123rd Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Association, June 2010, San Diego, CA. Poster Presentation.

6. Graw BP, Goodman SB, Woolson ST, Huddleston JI. Minimal Incision Surgery as a Risk Factor for Early Failure of Total Knee Arthroplasty. 123rd Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Association, June 2010, San Diego, CA. Poster Presentation

7. Graw BP, Goodman SB, Woolson ST, Huddleston JI. Minimal Incision Surgery as a Risk Factor for Early Failure of Total Hip Arthroplasty. 123rd Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Association, June 2010, San Diego, CA. Poster Presentation.

8. Irani AR, Graw BP, Goodman SB. Bilateral Knee Arthrodesis in a Patient with Common Variable Immunodeficieincy. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2010 Oct;25(7):1169. PMID: 19729268

9. Graw BP, Woolson ST, Huddleston HG, Goodman SB, Huddleston JI. Minimal Incision Surgery as a Risk Factor for Early Failure of Total Hip Arthroplasty. Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. 2010 Sep; 468(9):2372-6. PMID: 20352391

10. Graw BP, Harris AH, Tripuraneni KR, Giori NJ. Rotational References for Total Knee Arthroplasty Tibial Components Change with Level of Resection. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2010 Oct; 468 (10): 2734-8. PMID: 20352384

11. Graw BP, Woolson S, Huddleston JI. Candida Infection in Total Knee Arthroplasty with Successful Reimplantation. Journal of Knee Surgery 2010; 23: 169-174. PMID: 21329258

12. Mayle RE, Graw BP, Huddleston HG, Woolson ST, Goodman SB, Huddleston JI. Minimal Incision Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Risk Factor for Early Revision Surgery, Journal of Knee Surgery, Accepted December 28, 2011. PMID: 23150354

13. Hartford JM, Graw BP, Frosch DL, Knowles S. Isolated Greater Trochanteric Fracture and the Direct Anterior Approach Using a Fracture Table. American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Annual Meeting 2017, November 2017, Poster Presentation.

14. Hartford JM, Graw BP, Frosch DL, Knowles S. Isolated Greater Trochanteric Fracture and the Direct Anterior Approach Using a Fracture Table. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2018 Jul; 33(7S):S253-S258. PMID: 29555500

15. Hartford JM, Graw BP, Frosch DL, Knowles S. Isolated Greater Trochanteric Fracture and the Direct Anterior Approach Using a Fracture Table. Rapid Fire Presentation, Total Joint Replacement. Western Orthopedic Association, Annual Meeting 2018, Aspen, Colorado.

16. Graw B, Hartford J, Cooper J, Frosch, D, Yu, E, Balazsy L, Wilson Jones, K. Electronic Platform Enhances Patient-Reported Outcome Measure Collection for Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty within a Multispecialty Group. Poster Presentation, American Academy Association of Orthopedic Surgery, Annual Meeting 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada.

17. Furnas HJ, Graw GJ, Cho MJ, Othman S, Graw B, Percec I. Safety in Female Genital Plastic Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. [publication in process].

18. Hartford J, Graw B. Perioperative Complications Stratified by Body Mass Index (BMI) for the Direct Anterior Approach to Total Hip Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. April 2020. PMID: 32389402

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Academic Publications

  1. Byers BA, Graw BP, Baksh D, Mauck RL, Rackwitz L, Tuan RS. Compromised Maturation of Tissue-Engineered Cartilage in the Presence of Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines IL-1 and TNF. 53rd Annual Orthopedic Research Society Meeting, San Diego, CA, 32:663, 2007.
  2. Graw BP and Wiesel SW. Low Back Pain in the Aging Athlete. Contemporary Spine Surgery. Volume 9 Number 5 May 2008. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
  3. Graw BP and Wiesel SW, Low Back Pain in the Aging Athlete. Sports Med and Arthroscopy Review. 2008 Mar; 16(1):39-46. PMID: 18277261
  4. Graw BP, Giori N. Rotational Alignment of the Proximal Tibia. 2010 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Podium Presentation.
  5. Graw BP, Giori N. Rotational Alignment of the Proximal Tibia. 123rd Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Association, June 2010, San Diego, CA. Poster Presentation.
  6. Graw BP, Goodman SB, Woolson ST, Huddleston JI. Minimal Incision Surgery as a Risk Factor for Early Failure of Total Knee Arthroplasty. 123rd Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Association, June 2010, San Diego, CA. Poster Presentation
  7. Graw BP, Goodman SB, Woolson ST, Huddleston JI. Minimal Incision Surgery as a Risk Factor for Early Failure of Total Hip Arthroplasty. 123rd Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Association, June 2010, San Diego, CA. Poster Presentation.
  8. Irani AR, Graw BP, Goodman SB. Bilateral Knee Arthrodesis in a Patient with Common Variable Immunodeficieincy. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2010 Oct;25(7):1169. PMID: 19729268
  9. Graw BP, Woolson ST, Huddleston HG, Goodman SB, Huddleston JI. Minimal Incision Surgery as a Risk Factor for Early Failure of Total Hip Arthroplasty. Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. 2010 Sep; 468(9):2372-6. PMID: 20352391
  10. Graw BP, Harris AH, Tripuraneni KR, Giori NJ. Rotational References for Total Knee Arthroplasty Tibial Components Change with Level of Resection. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2010 Oct; 468 (10): 2734-8. PMID: 20352384
  11. Graw BP, Woolson S, Huddleston JI. Candida Infection in Total Knee Arthroplasty with Successful Reimplantation. Journal of Knee Surgery 2010; 23: 169-174. PMID: 21329258
  12. Mayle RE, Graw BP, Huddleston HG, Woolson ST, Goodman SB, Huddleston JI. Minimal Incision Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Risk Factor for Early Revision Surgery, Journal of Knee Surgery, Accepted December 28, 2011. PMID: 23150354
  13. Hartford JM, Graw BP, Frosch DL, Knowles S. Isolated Greater Trochanteric Fracture and the Direct Anterior Approach Using a Fracture Table. American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Annual Meeting 2017, November 2017, Poster Presentation.
  14. Hartford JM, Graw BP, Frosch DL, Knowles S. Isolated Greater Trochanteric Fracture and the Direct Anterior Approach Using a Fracture Table. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2018 Jul; 33(7S):S253-S258. PMID: 29555500
  15. Hartford JM, Graw BP, Frosch DL, Knowles S. Isolated Greater Trochanteric Fracture and the Direct Anterior Approach Using a Fracture Table. Rapid Fire Presentation, Total Joint Replacement. Western Orthopedic Association, Annual Meeting 2018, Aspen, Colorado.
  16. Graw B, Hartford J, Cooper J, Frosch, D, Yu, E, Balazsy L, Wilson Jones, K. Electronic Platform Enhances Patient-Reported Outcome Measure Collection for Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty within a Multispecialty Group. Poster Presentation, American Academy Association of Orthopedic Surgery, Annual Meeting 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  17. Furnas HJ, Graw GJ, Cho MJ, Othman S, Graw B, Percec I. Safety in Female Genital Plastic Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. [publication in process].
  18. Hartford J, Graw B. Perioperative Complications Stratified by Body Mass Index (BMI) for the Direct Anterior Approach to Total Hip Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. April 2020. PMID: 32389402

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