Luanda Grazette

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Areas of treatment:

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


  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease


  • Department of Medicine


  • English

Luanda Grazette, MD, MPH, FACC

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Healthcare Center 2

About this doctor:

Dr. Luanda Grazette completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama and went on to Harvard University to earn her medical degree and Master’s in Public Health Administration. 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 her fellowship, Dr. Grazette returned to Massachusetts General Hospital for additional training in heart failure and transplantation and heart failure research. She remained on staff as a physician-scientist engaged in basic and translational research investigating the basic mechanisms of cardiac toxicity, plasticity and survival.

Dr. Grazette has also served as a medical director of global clinical research for Amgen Inc., where she oversaw early- and late-stage clinical trials of potential therapies for heart failure. Her experience with cardiac transplant patients, mentorship of students and fellows, and management of heart failure patients in critical care settings and in patient consultation makes her a tremendous asset to USC. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, she continues to actively engage in clinical and translation research exploring the potential for myocardial recovery in systolic, diastolic and right ventricular failure.


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


American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation

Professional society memberships:

Heart Failure Society of America
Massachusetts Medical Society
Association of Black Cardiologists
American College of Cardiology, FACC
American Heart Association
International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation