Virginia Graziani, M.D., J.D. received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from La Salle College (now La Salle University) and an M.D. from Jefferson Medical College. She completed a residency program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Jefferson, and has been a practicing physician for over 20 years with a specialty interest in spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, and other neurologic disorders. An Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Graziani has published numerous articles, contributed to many books, and given a variety of lectures on topics ranging from spinal cord injury to spasticity. She received a Clinical Investigator Development Award from the National Institutes of Health for research on rehabilitation after spinal cord injury.
As a physician in private practice, Dr. Graziani noticed the detrimental effects of increasingly stringent insurance restrictions on her patients’ access to medical care. Deciding that patients needed an advocate, she earned a law degree, graduating cum laude with a Juris Doctorate from Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law. Not only does Dr. Graziani use her legal education to help patients, but she also uses her medical background to help attorneys better serve their clients, co-teaching the award winning Continuing Legal Education series “Medicine & The Law.” Based on the award-winning series “Anatomy for Lawyers,” developed by Professor Samuel D. Hodge, Jr., the course gives attorneys a unique insight into medical issues such as causation and damages through classroom lectures, hands-on instruction, diagnostic imaging reviews, and dissections of the body in the anatomy lab.
Dr. Graziani joined D’Arcy Johnson Day in 2014, bringing her medical expertise and legal education to advocate for the firm’s clients.