Dr. Graves is originally from Baton Rouge, where he attended Louisiana State University. Geaux Tigers! He received his MD from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans in 1982. He completed his Surgery residency at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans in 1988, and his Colon and Rectal Surgery fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1989. He then joined the faculty at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile where his practice included teaching, research and patient care. He relocated to Austin in 2000 to begin his private practice of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and practices the entire specialty, with particular interest in benign anorectal conditions. Dr. Graves is married and has two sons. In his free time he enjoys gardening, running (even in the Austin summer), and fishing, especially fly fishing. Although he really enjoys the sport of fly fishing he'll need to keep his day job. The fish are in little danger. He hopes that LSU and UT will one day be in the same conference, as the rivalry would be legendary.