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.

Clinics I work with

Pulmonary Practice at Mount Zion

2330 Post St., Suite 420
San Francisco, CA 94115

My reviews


Overall Experience
87 Reviews
Dr. Grant was extremely reassuring and educational about my issues. I really appreciated the time he spent with me and left very satisfied that I had received expert care.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
87 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
86 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
86 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
87 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
87 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
87 Reviews