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Donald Grandis is a general cardiologist with a particular interest in personalizing care to prevent or manage cardiac disease optimally for each patient. He practices noninvasive cardiology, which includes transthoracic, stress and transesophageal echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart). He also interprets stress tests and nuclear cardiac images.

In his research, Grandis studies ways to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. He also looks at using remote patient monitoring and other health care technologies to improve outcomes in patients with common heart conditions.

Grandis earned his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. He completed his residency and a fellowship in cardiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

  • Education

    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, 1985

  • Fellowships

    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1992

  • Board Certifications

    Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


Where I see patients (3)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    335 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 01, 2023
    Amazing! Thorough engaged caring and informative.
    Nov 30, 2023
    Dr. Grandis was extremely empathetic respectful and helpful in discussing my condition treatment options and next steps.
    Nov 24, 2023
    Dr. Grandis is kind compassionate caring & an outstanding doctor in whom I have total trust and confidence.
    Nov 04, 2023
    Dr G is an amazing provider & showed great kindness & concern for me as well for my husband who was also his patient until his recent death
    Nov 04, 2023
    Dr Grandis listened to me and considered everything I was saying.
    Oct 27, 2023
    I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Grandis as my doctor.
    Oct 27, 2023
    Excellent provider!!!
    Oct 17, 2023
    I have recommended Dr Grandis to others. He is fantastic!
    Oct 02, 2023
    Dr. Grandis is the best.
    Sep 29, 2023
    A completely courteous respectful and informative experience.
    Sep 18, 2023
    Care & concern fantastic. Couldn't ask for any better attention
    Sep 15, 2023
    Dr. Grandis needs no recommendation to others as his reputation precedes him! His reputation is 1000% deserved. Great communicator listens to concerns responds patiently. Couldn't be better!
    Sep 05, 2023
    Dr. Grandis a most compassionate and caring cardiologist. He listened carefully to and understood my concerns about the medications and I am deeply appreciative of how personable and direct he was with me.
    Sep 02, 2023
    Dr. Grandis is an excellent doctor; he was friendly patient thorough and clear. I am happy that I was referred to him.
    Sep 01, 2023
    Dr. Grandis and the others involved in my care are very thorough and patient. They always recommend whatever tests or scans might be of value in diagnosing and improving my health. The commitment to maintaining and improving my health at UCSF is very obvious to me.
    Aug 07, 2023
    The doctor is very conscientious and friendly
    Aug 04, 2023
    Dr. Grandis was professional and covered all my concerns including possible reasons I may be experiencing a certain problem. He is friendly kind and has a wonderful sense of humor. I recommend him to anyone seeking a cardiologist.
    Aug 01, 2023
    Dr Grandis provides the best medical experience I have ever had!
    Aug 01, 2023
    Dr. Grandis is a next-level cardiologist. He cares about his patients he is highly skilled and I cannot say enough good things about him. Outstanding dr!
    Jul 18, 2023
    Jul 18, 2023
    Would give a very very good rating if available. Extremely pleasant listens and explains everything well and answered questions well
    Jul 15, 2023
    Excellent experience: I feel very fortunate to have been seen by Dr. Grandis. He was knowledgeable personable familiar with my issues and records attentive and a good listener and very clear and patient in his explanations. I feel comfortable and confident in being in his care.
    Jul 08, 2023
    I was very fortunate that Dr Grandis was able to provide my care following diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. He is a talented clinician who reviewed the data carefully and modified the diagnosis which impacted the care plan. He is caring informative and attentive. As a physician I can only provide laudatory comments.
    Jun 08, 2023
    Dr. Grandis is fantastic and caring.
    May 31, 2023
    He was fabulous with me. Really respected my opinion. He really listened.
    May 25, 2023
    Explained everything very nicely
    May 25, 2023
    Dr. Grandis was great. Very informative and caring
    May 23, 2023
    Dr Grandis is an excellent Cardiologist and he is very polite and helpful with my medical needs and problems. I would recommend him without any hesitation to all my. Family members and friends.
    May 13, 2023
    May 11, 2023
    One of the finest physicians that I have ever I met
    May 11, 2023
    Dr was very caring and offered good information for continued good health.
    May 09, 2023
    Dr Grandis has an amazing way of communicating and relating to me and other patients I have referred to him. He is a really good doctor and I am grateful for his care expertise communication and kindness.
    May 08, 2023
    My experiences with Dr Grandis in communication and treatment have been superb. He listens to my concerns and answers appropriately without condescension. He has excellent "bedside manners".
    May 04, 2023
    Excellent professional caring doctorGoes above and beyond
    Apr 25, 2023
    Very caring gave me care options and included me in decisions regarding going forward. I felt very confident that I am in good hands.
    Apr 21, 2023
    Dr. Grandis is clearly knowledgeable thoughtful caring and skilled. He listens well responds with full information and takes time to hear detail on the Issues. He's a top-notch physician and I've definitely had some who were not.
    Apr 20, 2023
    Dr. Grandis always listens to me and provides empathetic advice and recommendations. By enabling me to make informed decisions as to my care he ensures that I will have "equity" in the decisions taken.
    Apr 15, 2023
    Dr. Grandis is a fantastic cardiologist has a great bedside manner and really cares about his patients. He's very proactive in initiating follow-up appointments and tests.
    Mar 27, 2023
    Dealing with the Fellow as well as Dr. Grandis. Should make sure we are mostly dealing with Dr. Grandis.
    Mar 23, 2023
    Very good experience
    Mar 16, 2023
    Dr Grandis is an asset to the medical profession. He is very kind as well as extremely knowledgeable.
    Mar 16, 2023
    Both my spouse and I attended my 1st visit with this provider. Dr Grandis is a gifted medical professional with a thorough approachIn working with new patients ! My previous general cardiologist was not a focused problem solver willing to go a little bit above the basics.
    Mar 11, 2023
    My only problem is there was communication problem between pharmacy and doctor. I was able to get my new med two days later.
    Mar 07, 2023
    Dr Grandis is a very good listener and really cares about his patients. I feel very lucky to be in his care.
    Feb 28, 2023
    Excellent articulation and explanation of my case recommended another test to sign off on "no need for regular checks with cardiology" as well as to be watchful for possible return of my symptoms. All very clear in plain English
    Feb 28, 2023
    Dr Grandis had an incredible bedside manner. He thoroughly listens and understands and addressed my concerns.
    Feb 28, 2023
    Dr Grandis was very courteous and listened well to my concerns
    Feb 20, 2023
    This experience was one of the best I have had at UCSF. Thank you!
    Jan 30, 2023
    Dr. Grandis is always interested in listening friendly professional knowledgeable empathetic and caring and prompt. A wonderful doctor. I couldn't be happier.
    Jan 28, 2023
    Jan 05, 2023
    Very wonderful!
    Jan 01, 2023
    Dr Grandis is great
    Dec 17, 2022
    She was excellent...clear understandable and made things easy.
    Dec 14, 2022
    I'm thankful to have Dr. Grandis as my cardiologist. He has on numerous visits managed to catch and correct issues/directions that were missed or made in outright error by various medical staff over these last four years.
    Dec 13, 2022
    Dr. Grandis is one of the better with his bedside manner. He is very attentive and is just a really nice individual. Very easy to talk to and I feel like his is truly empathetic.
    Dec 10, 2022
    Dr. Grandis is best ever experienced. BRAVO
    Dec 10, 2022
    I would suggest that Dr Grandis train Students in office manner but that would leave you with one fewer great Doctor so please disregard comment
    Dec 04, 2022
    Dr Grandis is great.
    Dec 03, 2022
    This establishment doctor and nurses were far the best I ever experienced.
    Nov 22, 2022
    If I could give Dr. Grandis a 10 I would. Knowledgeable (of course) caring not alarming but candid spent as much time with me as I needed. Very clear on diagnosis and prognosis and next steps. I am not happy to have a heart condition but I am so grateful that Dr. Grandis is my cardiologist.
    Nov 22, 2022
    There are not words to express my respect and appreciation for Dr. Grandis.
    Nov 22, 2022
    Dr G is awesome & always attentive to whole patient. I've been seeing cardiologists for decades & he is the best I've ever seen?
    Nov 03, 2022
    This was my first meeting with Dr. Grandis. He had a very kind manner showed interest in my trip to the ED two days earlier even though it did not involve cardiology. Based on my pain symptoms he suggested an MRI (which is what I had hoped the ED trip would involve but didn't). He was very impressive treating me as a whole person. He addressed my cardiac concerns accordingly.
    Nov 03, 2022
    Great doctor! Perfect compliment to our respective personalities. Reads me like a book.
    Nov 01, 2022
    Excellent professional care by Dr Grandis
    Oct 10, 2022
    My cardiologist is fantastic
    Oct 08, 2022
    Overall very good
    Oct 06, 2022
    Sep 13, 2022
    Dr Grandis is an asset to the medical profession. He is very kind and caring. He listens to your needs and concerns. He knows your medical history.
    Sep 07, 2022
    Sep 03, 2022
    Dr. Grandis is great. He's thorough friendly and a pleasure to see.
    Sep 03, 2022
    Dr. Grandis is a wonderful cardiologist. I feel most fortunate to be his patient.
    Sep 01, 2022
    Very informative explanations about the problem caring and patient.
    Aug 30, 2022
    Dr. Grandis is exceptionally good at listening and providing solutions.
    Aug 29, 2022
    Dr. Grandis and staff are extremely professional caring and nice.
    Aug 28, 2022
    I would rate Dr Grandis 10 if possible. He listens he shows respect for my concerns he is kind and makes me feel positively about my healthcare.
    Aug 25, 2022
    Aug 23, 2022
    Dr Grandis is very nice and professional.
    Aug 13, 2022
    One of the most outstanding doctors I have ever encountered
    Aug 02, 2022
    After visit recommendations for exercise did not capture what I had explained to care provider
    Aug 01, 2022
    Great and thorough and personable
    Jun 02, 2022
    Really amazing care best experience I have had in 35 years and I was a UCSF physician all of that time.
    May 27, 2022
    Very good experience.
    Apr 16, 2022
    My office visit could not have been better
    Apr 12, 2022
    Excellent discussion as to my heart and circulation system
    Apr 12, 2022
    Dr. Grandis is the best most caring Cardiologist I have ever interacted with. He is an expert in his field and I cannot say enough good things about him.
    Apr 10, 2022
    Dr. Grandis is the most friendly professional and nice doctor that I have ever met.
    Apr 07, 2022
    Apr 05, 2022
    Dr. Grandis is a great cardiologist. He is very knowledgeable and explains things concisely listens to me and is very easy to talk to.
    Apr 05, 2022
    Exceptional provider on all fronts!!
    Mar 12, 2022
    Mar 05, 2022
    I have recommended that my daughter make an appointment with this provider
    Feb 21, 2022
    Dr Grandis is the best and most thorough cardiologist I have had in 20 years
    Feb 03, 2022
    I had a very good initial visit with Dr. Grandis and look forward to having him help me manage my care.