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Sergei A Grando

Sergei A. Grando, MD, PhD


Dermatology, Immunodermatology

Clinical Interests

pemphigus, pemphigoid, eczema, autoimmune blistering diseases, general dermatology

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Medical Services
  • American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology
  • English
  • Russian
Medical School
Kyiv Medical University
Hennepin County Medical CenterTransitional
Kyiv Medical UniversityDermatology
UC Davis School of MedicineDermatology
Grad School
National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine — Pharmacology and Biochemistry
Professional Positions
  • Professor — Department of Dermatology, UCI School of Medicine
  • Professor — Department of Biological Chemistry, UCI School of Medicine
  • Director — Immunobullous Clinic, Department of Dermatology, UCI School of Medicine
  • Member — UCI Immunology Institute
  • Fellow — American Academy of Dermatology 
  • Member — American Medical Association
  • Member — International Society of Dermatology
  • Member — American Association for Cancer Research
  • Member — Medical Dermatology Society
  • Member — Dermatology Foundation
  • Member — Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • Member — Panamerican Society for Pigment Cell Research
  • Member — American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Awards and Recognition
  • Best Doctors in America® (Dermatology), 2013
  • Doctor of the Year, 2010, International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation
  • Vice Chair, medical advisory board of the International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation
More Information

Dr. Sergei Grando is a board-certified UCI Health dermatologist with more than 30 years experience treating skin disorders including eczema and other autoimmune blistering diseases.

He received his medical degree at Kyiv Medical University in Kyiv, Ukraine. He completed residencies in dermatology Kyiv Medical University and at the UC Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento, Calif. He also received a doctorate in pharmacology and biochemistry at the National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education in Kyiv, and a doctorate of science in immunology and cell biology from the Central Institute of Dermatology and Venereology in Moscow, Russia.

Grando's research interests include pemphigus, keratinocyte adhesion and migration, and the cholinergic effects of tobacco products in non-neuronal tissue. He has published more than 225 papers, monographs and book chapters, and has been awarded numerous research grants from the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies.

He sees patients at the UCI Health Dermatology Center in Irvine

UCI Health Dermatology Center
850 Health Sciences Road, 2nd floor
Irvine, CA 92617
Phone: 949-824-0606
Fax: 949-824-1461