Lisa J. Graves-Austin, MD


Internal medicine


ETMC First Physicians


Resident, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH
Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Ohio, OH
Bachelor of Science, cum laude, University of Toledo, OH
Chemical research assistant, Department of Chemistry, University of Toledo, OH

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine

Awards & Associations:

Plaque of Appreciation, South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department
Ohio Board of Regents Scholarship Award
Altschuller Scholarship Award
American Medical Association
South Carolina Medical Association
Edisto Medical Society
Kiwanis International
Alpha Lambda Delta honor society
Alpha Epsilon Delta premedical honor society


Lisa Graves, MD, practices the kind of compassionate care she expects for her own family. “I want the same care for my patients that I would want for my mother. I want them to get the best care possible.”
Dr. Graves dreamed of being a physician as a child. Today she lives that dream practicing general internal medicine with specific interests in all types of preventive medicine including diabetes, hypertension and obesity. “The best part about being a doctor is being able to make a difference in people’s lives. It’s very rewarding to have somebody come in that was at risk for diabetes and I’ve helped them lose weight and they don’t get diabetes. I like helping people live a better life.”
When Dr. Graves joined ETMC, she became part of an elite group of doctors known as ETMC First Physicians: specialists in a variety of medical disciplines who share a commitment to putting patients first. Visit Dr. Graves at ETMC First Physicians clinic in Tyler, where she provides care that is second to none.