Dr. Patricia Adams-Graves graduated from Tennessee State University with a BS in Biology & in Medical Technology (MTASCP). She then obtained her medical degree from the University of Louisville in Louisville KY, where she remained for an additional 3 years for an internal medicine residency.
Dr. Adams-Graves relocated to Memphis, TN for a hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of TN, Memphis (UTHSC). She also participated in additional fellowships at Veterans Administration Hospital, Baptist Memorial Hospital, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. She later became an Assistant Professor for the Department of Medicine in the division of hematology/Oncology.
In 1995, Dr. Adams-Graves was named the Director of the Adult Diggs-Kraus Sickle Cell (SC) Center that serves over 500 SC patients accounting for over 2,000 patient visits per year. In 2002, she became Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the UTHSC. Three years ago she implemented the first sickle cell disease-specific hospital unit in the nation and a computer education curriculum for nurses who deliver SC care utilized across the nation. The National Institutes of Health has selected her to serve on national sickle cell research boards for the past 11 years and to chair research sessions at the National Sickle Cell Meetings.
Dr. Adams-Graves is a member of various professional organizations, including the American Society of Hematology, Bluff City Medical Society, American Cancer Society and the American College of Physicians, TN Medical Society. She holds numerous publications in various journals.