Dr. Graves, a native Austinite, watched his father Dr. Glenn Graves (a South Austin family physician) care for patients through an increasingly challenging medical system. Inspired by his father, Dr. Michael S. Graves graduated with Honors from Brown University with a degree in Biology, then attended medical school at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where he attained membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Quite naturally, Dr. Michael S. Graves has adopted his father’s values of utmost respect and consideration for his patients.
During Dermatology residency training at the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Graves was recognized for his excellent teaching skills with two prestigious teaching awards. In his final year, he served as Chief Resident, and was awarded for being one of the top resident physicians within the institution at large.
Prior to taking over Southwest Skin Cancer and Vein Clinic, Dr. Graves completed a prestigious fellowship in Mohs surgery and cutaneous oncology at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California. There he learned
advanced techniques in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment including Mohs surgery, as well as the latest techniques in surgical and facial reconstruction. During his fellowship, Dr. Graves was trained in the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of leg vein disease, as well as the use of lasers for cosmetic and leg vein treatments by some of the country’s top specialists in these areas.
Dr. Graves has also authored numerous scientific articles in noted medical journals; for details see his full CV here.
Dr. Graves is excited to be back in his hometown of Austin and to join Dr. Houston as a leader of the Southwest Skin Cancer & Vein Clinic team. Dr. Graves spends much of his free time running, biking, and spending time with his family. Dr. Graves is also a competitive ballroom dancer and has spent much of his life developing this passion.
Professional Experiences and Honors
Board certified by the American Board of Dermatology
Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine
Associate of the American College of Mohs surgery
Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
Member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Member of the Texas Medical Association and American Medical Association