Employer Solutions

Thomas Graf, M.D., FAAFP

President, Ascension Medical Group

Thomas Graf, MD, FAAFP, is Senior Vice President, Ascension, and Chief Population Health & Value Based Care Officer, Clinical & Network Services. In this role, Dr. Graf leads population health and the advancement of performance on value-based care. Dr. Graf also oversees Ascension Care Management and clinical supervision of SmartHealth, Ascension Complete and Ascension’s other health plans. He also helps lead Ascension’s Value Based contract performance and Direct to Employer Solutions.

A family medicine physician and academic, Dr. Graf has focused on driving quality improvement to lower the total cost of care. He has helped develop 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 for over a decade as well as within 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.

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.

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.