Dr. Joe Graves is a Board Certified and Fellowship trained Pediatric Ear Nose & Throat surgeon (Otolaryngologist) and practices in Knoxville at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Children’s West Surgery Center and the University of Tennessee Hospital. Pediatric ENT Associates, PC, is the premiere pediatric ENT practice of its kind in East Tennessee which he started in 1995. After graduating college at the University of Texas at Dallas and then medical school at the University of Texas at San Antonio, he finished his ENT residency at the University of Missouri at Columbia followed by a pediatric ENT subspecialty fellowship at the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. After fellowship he moved his family to Knoxville to begin his practice.
“I love what I get to do every day and I am fortunate to have the opportunity to serve the kids of East Tennessee. Knoxville is a wonderful place to practice medicine and raise a family. It’s a great community that keeps getting better every year! Onward and upward! Joe has three children, Rebecca, Matthew and Andrew and a nearly one-year old granddaughter Evelyn. Barbara, his mother, lives in an assisted living facility in Knoxville and struggles with dementia.
“Alzheimer’s Disease and other Neurologic Disorders run on both sides of my family. I am doing the Pedal for Alzheimer’s Ride both in memory of and in honor of my relatives. Hopefully the dollars raised through this event will help facilitate a breakthrough in treatment and eventually a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease.”
Joe leads a very active lifestyle and places a priority on his physical, emotional and spiritual health and well-being. He is an avid cyclist and passionate about road cycling. He also has competed in a variety of other athletic endurance events including marathon running, triathlons, multisport adventures, whitewater river rafting, hiking, etc. In 2015, he completed the Bicycle Tour of Colorado, a week-long event that covered 700 miles and 30,000 ft. of vertical climbing in the Rocky Mountains, crossing the Continental Divide twice at 12,000 ft. elevation above sea level.
The opportunity to challenge himself again on the bicycle while at the same time supporting Alzheimer’s research and treatment really peaked his enthusiasm and interest. Pedal for Alzheimer’s is going to be an epic adventure and I am ALL IN for the second year!