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Thomas Graf, MD, FAAFP President, Ascension Medical Group

Thomas Graf, MD, FAAFP, is President of Ascension Medical Group. A family medicine physician and academic, Dr. Graf has focused on driving quality improvement to lower total cost of care.

He has helped develop and publish on care models that have delivered measurably better results for quality, cost, and professional and patient experience in a variety of venues. He has practiced in an integrated delivery system, with over a decade at Geisinger, as well as clinically integrated networks and accountable care organizations (ACOs), including being a founding board member of the National Association of ACOs. He also has worked at academic medical centers through his consulting work with The Chartis Group.

Dr. Graf formerly worked for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, serving as Vice President Healthcare Transformation and Chief Medical Officer.

He has extensive experience in population health, having been involved in clinical re-engineering and payment model evolution since 2005 with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the Physician Group Practice Demonstration project as well as Geisinger’s Proven Care® and ProvenHealth Navigator® programs.

Dr. Graf earned his Doctor of Medicine from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and completed his Family Practice Residency at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.