Christopher M. Graves, MD

Christopher M. Graves, MD

Christopher M. Graves, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member
  • North American Spine Society, Member
  • Orthopedic Research Education Foundation, Member


  • Medical School
    University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Residency
    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Fellowship – Spine
    Norton Leatherman Spine Center


  • Spine Treatment and Back Pain

I am originally from Evansville, Indiana. I earned my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois. I completed medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and did my Orthopedic Surgery Internship and Residency at the University of Iowa. After residency, I completed a combined Neurosurgery/ Orthopedic Surgery Spine Fellowship at the Leatherman Spine Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

As a spine surgeon, my interests include treatment of adult and pediatric spinal disorders including scoliosis, complex revision, trauma, and minimally invasive spine surgery. I hope to provide the same excellent, compassionate care to my patients that I would expect for my own family.

Dr. Graves is based out of the Orthopedic Center of Illinois in Springfield, and travels to Decatur Orthopedic Center.


  • HSHS St. Mary's Hospital (Decatur)