Robert D. Graham, MD, is a fellowship-trained board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Austin Shoulder Institute (ASI), practicing at the North Austin location. He has been in practice since 2003 and specializes in shoulder surgery. Dr. Graham has expertise in total shoulder replacement, reverse total shoulder replacement, revision shoulder replacement, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, labral repair, fracture care, and treatment of shoulder instability and dislocation.
Dr. Graham graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering before earning his medical degree at Duke University in North Carolina. He also completed his orthopedic residency at Duke and subsequently completed his fellowship training at Taos Orthopedic Institute in Taos, NM.
Dr. Graham is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and is a member of the Texas Medical Association.
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Graham is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the new Dell Medical School orthopedic residency program at the University of Texas at Austin. He also served as associate faculty for complex shoulder reconstruction at Taos Orthopaedic Institute for eight years. With his new position at the University of Texas, Dr. Graham is now in Austin full time.
Dr. Graham is active in clinical and academic research. In addition, Dr. Graham was a designing surgeon for a new reverse total shoulder replacement system which offers improved options for patients needing complex reconstruction. With these interests in mind, Dr. Graham and Dr. Szerlip founded ASI, which is an affiliate division of Orthopedic Associates of Central Texas. ASI is dedicated to their academic and research pursuits within their specialties of shoulder surgery.
A caring, uber talented professional who genuinely cares about what he does. Thank you Dr. Szerlip for taking care of my problem & caring far beyond the call of duty.
Outstanding diagnostic talent. Found issues three others missed. Prompt, courteous and thorough. Highly recommended.
Legit. Best shoulder doc, hands down. Fast recovery, and noticeable improvements. I’ve had 4 shoulder surgeries, 4 different docs to fix a separated shoulder and 2 exact unresolved issues (SLAP tear). Dr in NY fixed the separated shoulder with awesome results, Graham fixed previous failed attempts by a Spurs and AZ doc to fix my torn labrum. I am so glad I found the best without having to leave the state. Or Austin for that matter! I HIGHLY recommend Dr G due to his confidence, demeanor, determination to fix the problem and of course awesome results!! Now I’m ready to play ball again. Truly the James Andrews of shoulders in TX.
My left shoulder replacement has healed very well and I now have a range of motion that I hadn’t experienced in years and best of all — no pain. Dr. Graham kept me informed from start to finish. I highly recommend him as a shoulder surgeon!
Highly recommend Dr. Graham and his entire practice. He treated our son after a football injury and I was incredibly impressed with how thoroughly he studied his specific situation and treated him in accordance. Even a suprise Friday afternoon cast switch due to an allergic reaction to casting materials was handled seamlessly. Johnny is completely healed and the whole experience was a positive one.
Dr. Graham and the staff are professional, personable, and very thorough. Dr. Graham has gotten me back in the game every time!
Dr. Graham performed a procedure to repain a large tear in my shoulder and repaired ligaments and other torn muscles from in my forearm to my shoulder. Great care and genuine interest in my personal recovery. Thanks Dr. Graham.
I just keep going back as needed, would not go elsewhere.
Dr. Graham is an excellent surgeon and has a great bedside manner. He truly cares and takes time to listen.
Tuesday – 8 AM – 11:20 AM and 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Thursday 8 AM – 11:20 AM and 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Friday – 8 AM – 2 PM