Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Lester R. Graves, Jr. was raised in Memphis and graduated from Southwestern (now Rhodes College). At the University of Tennessee, he earned, first his MD degree and then Master of Science degree. His internship and residency were completed at the Baptist Memorial Hospital and City of Memphis Hospital, respectively. Dr. Graves was a clinical professor at UT's OB/GYN Department for several years after serving in the US Navel Reserve. He then joined Dr. William P. Maury, who originally opened this practice. He has seen many changes in medicine over the last five decades and has contributed to a 2011 publication entitled Memphis Medicine, A History of Science and Service. Dr. Graves has been very active in the community over the years and has served as president of the Memphis OB/GYN Society. He is currently a member of the Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society, Tennessee State OB/GYN Society, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Central Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and International Society of the Advancement of Humanistic Studies in GYN. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Graves is an avid outdoorsman, and enjoys traveling.
Dr. Jack Sanford grew up in Covington, TN and has been practicing medicine for over 40 years. He studied Pre-Med at Southwestern (now Rhodes College) and graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He then served in the U.S. Air Force, achieving the rank of Captain. After his military service, he retuned to Memphis to complete his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Tennessee. His society memberships include: Memphis/Shelby County Medical Society, Tennessee Medical Association, Tennessee OB/GYN Society, Memphis Gynecological and Obstetrical Society, American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopy, American Fertility Society, American College of Surgeons, Gynecological Laser Society. He is Board Certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has previously served as chairman of the Department of OB/GYN at both Baptist Memorial Hospital and Methodist Germantown Hospital. He is currently on the board of directors at the Memphis Germantown Outpatient Surgery Center. Dr. Sanford's areas of clinical interest include infertility, gynecological reproductive surgery, operative laparoscopy, laser surgery and urinary incontinence. When away from the office, he enjoys spending time with his daughters and grandchildren. He also enjoys golf.
Dr. Sam Jones (Jay) Cox, III was reared in Charleston, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, a small farming town in the Mississippi Delta. He graduated from Mississippi State University and, then, The University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed a rotating internship at Baptist Memorial Hospital and a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. After his residency, he joined Mid-South OB-GYN, started by Dr. William Maury and has been in the same practice for about 35 years. Dr. Cox has been president of the Memphis and Shelby County OB-GYN Society and chairman of The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baptist Memorial Hospital. He is currently a clinical instructor in the Department of OB-GYN at US and is a member of The Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society, The Tennessee State Medical Society, and the Tennessee State OB-GYN Society. He has three children and one grandchild and, when not at the office, he enjoys hiking, rock climbing, swimming, and bicycling. He is a pianist and organist and, currently, is a substitute organist at The Orpheum Theater.
Dr. Cheston Reed, Jr. is from Memphis and was a mechanical engineer before becoming a doctor. He earned his engineering degree from Tennessee Technological University. He then served in the US Army before earning his Master's Degree from Vanderbilt University. He worked for NASA at George Marshall in Huntsville, AL for several years prior to attending the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. His residency was completed at the University of Tennessee at which time he took a position at Wilcox Memorial Hospital in Hawaii. Returning home, he has now been practicing in Memphis for over 30 years. He has practiced at Memphis Mid-South OB/GYN Alliance since 2002. He is Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Reed is a member of the American Medical Association, Tennessee Medical Association, Memphis/Shelby County Medical Society and Memphis OB/GYN Society. His special interests include vaginal surgery, in-office procedures and menstrual disorders. When not at the office, Dr. Reed can often be found on the golf course.
Dr. Laura Haskins is a native Memphian. She graduated from Baptist School of Nursing in 1987 and as a Registered Nurse enjoyed working in the ICU, Hospice and Occupational Health. After several years, she returned to college earning her Bachelor's Degree at Christian Brothers University. In 2005, she graduated from UT College of Medicine. While there, she was selected to sit on the Admissions Committee, an honor bestowed on one student each year. Loving her hometown, she stated at UT, Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her special interests include adolescent health, fertility and perimenopause. She and her husband, Gary, enjoy cheering at their daughter's volleyball games, traveling and spending time with family.