Our Physicians

John J. McGraw, Sr., M.D.

General Orthopaedics


Dr. McGraw joined the Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic in 2003, after more than 14 years of practice in Laurel, Mississippi. Dr. McGraw anchors the KOC Jefferson City office where he sees patients exclusively and performs surgery at Tennova/Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He has served in multiple medical staff positions including Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery and Board of Directors.

COL (Retired) McGraw finished over 34 years of commissioned military service in April 2013. He served 4 combat tours, the final one coming in 2011-2012 at a Forward Operating Base Hospital in southeastern Afghanistan. He received multiple military honors, awards and decorations including the Meritorious Service Award. He served in both the US Air Force and Army both active duty, Reserves and Air National Guard.

Dr. McGraw and his wife Ann make their home on a cattle farm in East Tennessee and have quickly established themselves in the Lakeway area. They have two grown children and 3 perfect grandchildren. He is co-owner of WJFC AM/FM in Jefferson City and received the Community Patriot Award from Jefferson County High School in 2010 where he serves as team Orthopaedic Surgeon. He continues to help the KOC physicians that serve as team doctors for the Tennessee Smokies baseball team.

 In 2007-2008, Dr. McGraw served as President of the Southern Orthopaedic Association (SOA). In 2009, he was chosen to represent SOA on the Board of Councilors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In October 2011, he was elected secretary of the Board of Councilors and in October 2012, he was elected Chair-elect of the AAOS Board.

Contact Information

Office Info KOC: 865-475-4484
Office Location

Jefferson Memorial Hospital 
120 Hospital Drive, 
Suite 120
Jefferson City, TN 37760

Administrative Assistant

: 865-475-4484


  • B.A. - William Carey University, Hattiesburg, Mississippi , 1972
  • M.D. - University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, MS, 1978


  • Surgery – Spartanburg General Hospital, South Carolina, 1979


  • Orthopaedic Surgery – St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 1985

Began Practice At KOC

  • 2003

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1987
  • Recertified in 1997 and 2007

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Board of Directors 2012-2015
  • Diplomat, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Mississippi Orthopaedic Society
    President 2000-2001
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association
    President, 2007-2008
  • Baptist Medical-Dental Fellowship
    President – 1993
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons – since 1995
  • Tennessee Orthopaedic Society
    Tennessee Medical Association
    Lakeway Medical Society
    President – 2013