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Signature Memphis | JANUARY 2020

Photo by Steve Roberts

Mitch Graves

CEO, West Cancer Center and Research Institute

Hometown: Memphis

Favorite Song: Al Green’s “Love and Happiness”

Your Lucky Charm: My wife, Kelly Jo

Your Best Quality: Willingness to help others

A Nonliving Celebrity/Role Model You Would Invite to Dinner: President John Kennedy

Your Favorite Memphis “Thang”: Dinner with friends at Folk’s Folly in a private room

Favorite Place to Travel: New Orleans

Best Memphis Hangout: Alex’s Tavern

First Car You Owned: 1972 Cutlass

Place You Go to Think: Patio table outside at the office

Favorite Southern Idiom: God love ‘em

Best Advice You Ever Got: Always be humble, but remain hungry

Your Most Annoying Habit: Rubbing my neck when someone is using too many words

The Highlight of Your Day: Supporting my teammates at West to allow our practitioners to deliver outstanding care to patients

Proudest Moment of Your Life: Watching my daughter, Caroline, mature into an amazing young adult

Who Would Play You in a Movie: Damian Lewis