Anita J. Moon-Grady, M.D. F.A.A.P., F.A.C.C.

Professor, Pediatrics
Director, UCSF Fetal Cardiovascular Program
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco

Phone: (415) 353-1887 or (415) 353-1701
Fax: (415) 353-8675
Email: [email protected]

Curriculum Vitae

  • Stanford University School of Medicine, MD
  • UC Davis Medical Center, residency, pediatrics, 1996
  • UC Davis Medical Center, fellowship, neonatology, 1999
  • UCSF Medical Center, fellowship, pediatric cardiology, 2002
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Intraoperative echocardiography
  • Fetal cardiac monitoring
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Fetal cardiology
  • Fetal arrhythmia
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Fetal cardiac intervention
  • Twin-twin transfusion syndrome
  • Multiple births
  • Non-invasive fetal cardiovascular imaging
  • Early fetal echocardiography
  • Diastolic function
  • Myocardial mechanics


Dr. Anita Moon-Grady is the director of the Fetal Cardiovascular Program at UCSF. She trained in both pediatric cardiology and neonatal/perinatal medicine and specializes in pediatric and fetal echocardiography and intraoperative assessment during congenital cardiac surgery and fetal surgery. Her clinical work is based primarily in the Pediatric and Fetal Echocardiography Laboratory, and she works in close association with the Fetal Treatment Center at UCSF. She attends on the pediatric cardiology service for two months per year and runs a weekly outpatient clinic as well as a fetal consultative clinic service five days a week.

Dr. Moon-Grady is the recipient of the Stanford University Dean's Award for Research, the UC Davis Medical Center Department of Pediatrics Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education of Housestaff, Award for Excellence in Neonatology and the Eli Gold Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine. She is a member of the American Society of Echocardiography, the Society of Pediatric Echocardiography and the American Medical Association. She has been elected fellow of the American College of Cardiology, fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography and serves on the Board for the Pediatric Council of the American Society of Echocardiography.

Dr. Moon-Grady’s research interests focus on fetal cardiovascular assessment and cardiac dysfunction in patients with congenital heart disease and in fetuses undergoing surgical intervention including multiple gestation pregnancies complicated by twin-twin transfusion syndrome. Currently, Dr. Moon-Grady is researching non-invasive imaging modalities for investigating normal and abnormal cardiac function in patients with congenital heart disease and in fetuses with congenital heart disease and cardiac compromise. She is also a founding member of the steering committee for the International Fetal Cardiac Intervention Registry.