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Faculty & Staff

Luanda Grazette, MD, MPH, FACCLuanda Grazette, MD, MPH, FACC
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Academic Office:
Healthcare Consultation Center I
1510 San Pablo Street
Suite 322
Los Angeles CA 90033
Phone: (323) 442-6130
Fax: (323) 442-6133

For patients:
Healthcare Consultation Center II
1520 San Pablo Street
Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Appointment line: (323) 442-7669

Areas of Treatment

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Women's Cardiovascular Disease
  • Chemotherapy and Radiation Induced Cardiac Dysfunction
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Cardiac Transplant


Dr. Luanda Grazette completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama and went on to Harvard to earn her Medical Degree and Masters Degree in Public Health. She then completed her internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston followed by Fellowship training in Clinical Cardiology at Emory University. After completing fellowship, Dr. Grazette returned to Massachusetts General Hospital for additional training in Heart Failure and Transplantation and Heart Failure Research and then remained on staff as a Physician-Scientist. Her experience with follow-up care of transplant patients, supervision of students and fellows, and management of pre- and post-transplant patients in critical care settings and inpatient consultation makes her a tremendous asset to USC. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Grazette engaged in active clinical and translational research investigating the basic mechanisms of cardiac toxicity, plasticty and survival. Dr Grazette has also served as a Medical Director of Global Clinical Research for Amgen Inc. where she overseeing early and late stage clinical trials.  Myocardial plasticity and the potential for recovery remain the focus of her clinical and research activities.


  • B.S. in Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1986
  • Doctor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 1987-1992
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, 1992


  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine 1993-1994


  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1993-1995


  • Emory University, Clinical Cardiology, 1995-1998
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Heart Failure and Transplantation, 1998-1999

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Professional Society Memberships

  • Heart Failure Society of America
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Association of Black Cardiologists
  • American College of Cardiology, FACC
  • American Heart Association


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dot David Cesario, MD, PhD
dot Philip M. Chang, MD
dot Leonardo Clavijo, MD, PhD
dot Uri Elkayam, MD
dot Michael Fong, MD
dot Luanda Grazette, MD, FACC
dot L. Julian Haywood, MD
dot Howard Hodis, MD
dot Henry Huang, MD
dot Robert Kloner, MD, PhD
dot Tracy D. Lawrence MD, FACC
dot Peter Mahrer, MD
dot Ray Matthews, MD
dot Anilkumar Mehra, MD
dot Vivian Mo, MD
dot Tasneem Naqvi, MD
dot Enrique Ostrzega, MD
dot Mohammad Pashmforoush, MD
dot Salima Qamruddin, MD
dot Shahbudin Rahimtoola, MD
dot Leslie A. Saxon, MD
dot David Shavelle, MD
dot Jerold Shinbane, MD
dot Masato Takahashi, MD
dot Thomas-Duythuc To, MD
dot Helga Van Herle, MD
dot Andrew J. Yoon, MD
  Nurse Coordinators
dot Grace Kang, NP
dot Mary Schoenbaum, NP
dot Susan Song, RN