Thomas Graf, M.D., Appointed Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

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Thomas R. Graf, M.D., FAAFP, is the new senior associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

Thomas R. Graf, M.D., FAAFP, a founding member of the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations and former senior vice president of Ascension Medical Group, is the new senior associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

Dr. Graf joins UNR Med in a role pivotal to the school's affiliation with Renown Health that created Nevada's first fully integrated health system. Dr. Graf also holds the role of Chief Clinical and Quality Officer at Renown Health.

As senior associate dean for clinical affairs, Dr. Graf will support and advance the academic and clinical integration established under the affiliation between UNR Med and Renown Health. He will oversee clinical operations and initiatives to ensure a high-quality patient experience. Under the clinical operations of Renown Health, University Health and its clinical community partnerships, his goal is to provide comprehensive medical care and services to the northern Nevada community.

Dr. Graf will provide strategic consultation with UNR Med's Office of Academic Affairs and Office of Medical Research to foster clinical settings that promote and enhance medical education and clinical research within the affiliation. His role also is integral to UNR Med's accreditation and strategic planning processes.

Dr. Graf has more than 25 years of experience in health care leadership roles, including leading the Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Program in Albany, Georgia. In other positions, he facilitated joint ventures, integrations, and trained and mentored physicians and administrative leaders. His publications include a national article in the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management on using data to improve care.

Dr. Graf earned a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He completed his family practice residency at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. He received postgraduate training at the Faculty Development Institute at the University of Michigan, Geisinger Leadership Academy, and the American College of Physician Executives, among others.

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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Nevada's first public medical school, is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision for a healthy Nevada. Established in 1969, UNR Med is improving the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities through excellence in student education, postgraduate training and clinical care, research with local, national and global impact and a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Released: Tuesday February 1, 2022 @ 7:30 AM