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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

  • Residencies

    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1987

  • 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
    298 Ratings
    About our process
    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.
    Jan 13, 2022
    I don't think I'm over doing my sense of relief in having met such a genuine health care provider. He's well aware of the confrontations in one's health that has people reaching out for his care.
    Jan 06, 2022
    Very pleased with care I have received from Grandis his staff.
    Nov 28, 2021
    Assured me about a procedure that was recommend by another doctor on the team. A procedure I had doubts about.
    Oct 25, 2021
    Dr. Grandis was excellent!
    Oct 23, 2021
    If anything the doctor was a bit too solicitous of and deferential to my expressed desires. It took a bit of maturity and reflection on my part to push the doctor to accept a halfway proposition whereas the doctor had been prepared to ignore his recommendation in deference to my initially expressed desires.
    Sep 30, 2021
    Everyone was very good
    Sep 25, 2021
    Gracious comfortable and knowledgeable human being and doctor
    Sep 21, 2021
    Maybe my best interaction in all my life with a provider.
    Sep 13, 2021
    Wonderful doctor who is knowledgeable empathic and skillful.
    Sep 13, 2021
    Sent me additional written recommendations and an excellent evaluation
    Sep 13, 2021
    Excellent experience
    Aug 20, 2021
    Dr. Grandis paid close attention to my issues listened very carefully and provided answers to all my questions. Exceptional care!
    Aug 05, 2021
    Best Cardiologist!
    Aug 01, 2021
    Best Doc ever
    Jul 15, 2021
    I was very pleased that he understood the difficulties cardiologists sometimes have in diagnosing heart problems in women and I was reassured that he took my problem seriously.
    Jul 13, 2021
    I've been a patient of Dr Grandis for a number of years and he is fantastic.
    Jun 26, 2021
    excellent explanations -- detailed clear readily comprehensible
    Jun 25, 2021
    Dr. Grandis is fantastic. If he were not so good I would leave UCSF. Because your administrative systems are terrible.
    Jun 21, 2021
    Jun 18, 2021
    Dr Grandis answers all my questions in caring manner through my chart and in person( Zoom). it is always done promptly and in carina manner.
    Jun 03, 2021
    May 20, 2021
    I was concerned about a potential heart disease risk based on family history. Dr. Grandis was quick to respond and address my concerns.
    May 04, 2021
    Dr. Grandis LISTENED to my health concerns about the quality of health care I receive as an African American woman. I referred him to a recent CNN health article "Black or Other." I deserve to receive the BEST medical care free of unconscious political/social/gender/race biases. l am happy/ fortunate and appreciate receiving all of my health care at UCSF.
    May 04, 2021
    Dr Grandis is an excellent cardiologist. I am lucky to have him as my physician.
    Apr 26, 2021
    Dr Grandis listens for my concerns and answers all the questions. I value his opinion and advice highly. He is best of the best!