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Robert M. Grant


Father, cyclist and traveler

Dr. Robert M. Grant is a pulmonologist who diagnoses and treats people with breathing difficulties, including shortness of breath or a persistent cough. He cares for people with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), paradoxical vocal fold movement (a condition in which the vocal cords don't open normally) and breathing-related sleep disturbances. He helps patients to quit smoking and coaches them on achieving better sleep. He has a special interest in how breathing difficulties intersect with anxiety, depression and insomnia.

In research, Grant studies ketamine-assisted psychotherapy for depression and anxiety. Previously, for more than 30 years, he focused on HIV/AIDS research, leading the development of pre-exposure prophylaxis, known as PrEP, a preventive medication for people who don't have HIV but are at particular risk of infection.

After earning bachelor's degrees in biological sciences and Latin American studies at Stanford University, Grant earned a master of public health degree and master of health and medical sciences degree at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. He earned his medical degree at UCSF, where he also completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary medicine.

Grant is a third-generation Northern Californian. In 2012, Time magazine named him one of the year’s 100 most influential people in recognition of his HIV/AIDS research.

  • Education

    UCSF, School of Medicine, 1988

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 1991

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pulmonary Medicine, 1996

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


I want to help everyone find ways to breathe easier.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    135 Ratings
    About our process
    Jun 29, 2023
    My visit withDr Grant was very informative and helpful. I'm very clear why I'm scheduling further testing.
    Jun 27, 2023
    Great experience overall. I felt the doctor was very knowledgeable and addressed all of my concerns.
    Jun 23, 2023
    The staff was great
    Jun 16, 2023
    I had an excellent first time visit with Dr. He listened to all my concerns and had a compassionate and knowledgeable understanding of my health issues. A good fit for me.
    Jun 15, 2023
    Good job
    Apr 18, 2023
    I liked the doctor I just can't get through to anyone to ask follow up questions or make the next appt.
    Apr 13, 2023
    Dr. Grant is a thoughtful health provider. He listens to your issues/concerns and then works with you to develop a health plan. He is thorough and courteous. I'm grateful to have him as my doctor.
    Feb 15, 2023
    Excellent interaction with him.
    Jan 28, 2023
    Dr Grant was beyond what I'd anticipated. Very thorough and nice.
    Dec 22, 2022
    Dr. Grant was though and listened to my story and concerns. He made sure that I understood what he was saying and especially how to take care of myself based on his findings.
    Dec 18, 2022
    I appreciate Dr Grant so.much. He is not only a great doctor but us also very humanistic
    Dec 07, 2022
    Doctor Grant shows he cares very satisfied.Thank you.
    Nov 24, 2022
    Since the first time I saw him he basically stated that he had no idea why I was referred to him. We tried to explain but even without saying a word he made It very clear that he had no interest. I would have never back except my sleep study doctor said that I needed to have him explain my test results.That never happened so there couldn't have been anything in the results that mattered or at least that how it seems.I have no desire to go back which in my opinion is exactly why he didn't show up. I understand that things happen beyond our control but all it takes is 30 seconds to text an assistant nurse or anyone to let us know so we could have avoided sitting there for 75 minutes thinking he's just running late.
    Jul 13, 2022
    Talk to Robert Grant in pulmonology is fantastic!
    Mar 20, 2022
    I felt like he really listened to what I was saying
    Mar 09, 2022
    Jan 19, 2022
    Dr Grant spent an inordinate amount of time helping me understand medication options relative to change to Navitus for pharmacy coverage. What a patient and knowledgeable provider. I feel well cared for.
    Jan 01, 2022
    Dr. Grant was incredibly helpful with his advice and perception regarding my treatment. Very very positive and encouraging sense of direction moving forward.
    Dec 16, 2021
    A good experience with care and consideration
    Dec 03, 2021
    Dr Grant is excellent! I really appreciate his concern about my problem. I trust him and thank him for everything we were talking about.
    Nov 18, 2021
    Dr. Grant was everything I is looking for in a pulmonologist. Importantly he was in no hurry to get me out of the exam room and move on to his next patient.
    Oct 03, 2021
    Dr. Grant was very thorough in reviewing with me what has taken place since my last visit with him and his role as a resource for my care moving forward.