I am an orthopedic surgeon with a practice focused on hip and knee surgery. My purpose is to help people of diverse backgrounds 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 also counsel patients on non-operative treatments, to include lifestyle changes, medications, physical therapy, and injections.
My team achieves our goals through surgeon leadership, specialized training, and facilities dedicated to your care. This includes a robust infrastructure with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and a long-standing partnership with local facilities. Our group has presented research on anterior total hip replacement and digital patient-reported outcome tracking topics at recent national meetings and is now examining the intersection of total joint replacement and sporting activities.
Given the 2020 COVID pandemic our teams have built an infrastructure and modified our practice to keep you safe. This includes testing protocols, virtual care in some instances, and streamlined discharge to home. Recent work also includes the transition to outpatient total joint replacement and robotic assisted joint replacement technologies.
I have practiced in the SF Bay Area for at least ten years, over which time I have performed more than 1,000 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.
What Makes Dr. Graw 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. The latter enables the team based care which is a bedrock philosophy of our integrated medical group.
Personal Notes about Dr. Graw
The San Francisco Peninsula has been my home since coming to Stanford. My wife is a practicing plastic surgeon, and we are privileged to be raising a son 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.
Dr. Graw sees patients at PAMF in Palo Alto, San Carlos, and Fremont
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Graw BP, Giori N. Rotational Alignment of the Proximal Tibia. 2010 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Podium Presentation.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Furnas HJ, Graw GJ, Cho MJ, Othman S, Graw B, Percec I. Safety in Female Genital Plastic Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. [publication in process].
- 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