Anita Moon-Grady, MD, FACC

Director, Fetal Cardiovascular Program
Pediatric cardiologist

Dr. Anita Moon-Grady, director of the UCSF Fetal Cardiovascular Program, is a pediatric cardiologist who specializes in neonatal and perinatal medicine. She has expertise in pediatric and fetal echocardiography (heart ultrasound).

In research, Moon-Grady is interested in diastolic dysfunction (a problem with the relaxation phase of a heartbeat) and fetal cardiovascular assessment. Her studies include looking at noninvasive imaging modalities for investigating normal and abnormal cardiac function in patients with congenital heart disease.

Moon-Grady earned her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. At University of California, Davis, she completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in neonatology; at UCSF, she completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology.

Moon-Grady has received many honors, including a deans' award for research at Stanford University, an outstanding hospital staff educator award and the Eli Gold Prize from the pediatrics department of UC Davis Medical Center, and an award for excellence in neonatology. She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a member of the American Society of Echocardiography, Society of Pediatric Echocardiography and American Medical Association.


Cardiology at Greenbrae
1300 S. Eliseo Dr., Suite 204
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Appointments: (415) 353-2008
Office: (415) 461-4396
Fax: (415) 353-8675

Fetal Cardiovascular Program
1855 Fourth St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-1887
Fax: (415) 502-0660

Pediatric Echocardiography
1825 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-3774
Fax: (415) 353-8675

Pediatric Heart Center Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2008
Fax: (415) 353-4144

Conditions & Treatments

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Stanford University School of Medicine, MD 1993


UC Davis, Pediatrics 1996


UC Davis, Neonatology 1999
UCSF, Pediatric Cardiology 2002

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Moon-Grady AJ, Peyvandi S. Measuring Up Before Birth: The New Normal. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Jul; 11(7):e008008.
  2. Moon-Grady AJ. Re: Fetal cardiac remodeling in twin pregnancy conceived by assisted reproductive technology. B. Valenzuela-Alcaraz, M. Cruz-Lemini, M. Rodriguez-Lopez, A. Gonce, L. Garcia-Otero, H. Ayuso, M. Sitges, B. Bijnens, J. Balasch, E. Gratacos and F. Crispi. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2018; 51: 94-100. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2018 01; 51(1):21.
  3. Sanapo L, Pruetz JD, Slodki M, Goens MB, Moon-Grady AJ, Donofrio MT. Fetal echocardiography for planning perinatal and delivery room care of neonates with congenital heart disease. Echocardiography. 2017 Dec; 34(12):1804-1821.
  4. Steurer MA, Baer RJ, Keller RL, Oltman S, Chambers CD, Norton ME, Peyvandi S, Rand L, Rajagopal S, Ryckman KK, Moon-Grady AJ, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. Gestational Age and Outcomes in Critical Congenital Heart Disease. Pediatrics. 2017 Oct; 140(4).
  5. Jantzen DW, Moon-Grady AJ, Morris SA, Armstrong AK, Berg C, Dangel J, Fifer CG, Frommelt M, Gembruch U, Herberg U, Jaeggi E, Kontopoulos EV, Marshall AC, Miller O, Oberhoffer R, Oepkes D, Pedra CA, Pedra SR, Peralta F, Quintero RA, Ryan G, Gelehrter SK. Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome With Intact or Restrictive Atrial Septum: A Report From the International Fetal Cardiac Intervention Registry. Circulation. 2017 Oct 03; 136(14):1346-1349.
  6. Sinskey JL, Rollins MD, Whitlock E, Moon-Grady AJ, Vu L, Feiner JR, Ferschl MB. Incidence and Management of Umbilical Artery Flow Abnormalities during Open Fetal Surgery. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2017 Aug 22.
  7. Moon-Grady AJ, Baschat A, Cass D, Choolani M, Copel JA, Crombleholme TM, Deprest J, Emery SP, Evans MI, Luks FI, Norton ME, Ryan G, Tsao K, Welch R, Harrison M. Fetal Treatment 2017: The Evolution of Fetal Therapy Centers - A Joint Opinion from the International Fetal Medicine and Surgical Society (IFMSS) and the North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTNet). Fetal Diagn Ther. 2017; 42(4):241-248.
  8. Steurer MA, Peyvandi S, Baer RJ, MacKenzie T, Li BC, Norton ME, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, Moon-Grady AJ. Epidemiology of Live Born Infants with Nonimmune Hydrops Fetalis-Insights from a Population-Based Dataset. J Pediatr. 2017 Aug; 187:182-188.e3.
  9. Howley LW, Khoo NS, Moon-Grady AJ, Patel SS, Alrais F, Tworetzky W, Colen T, Brooks P, Trines J, Ojala T, Hornberger LK. Right Atrial Dysfunction in the Fetus with Severely Regurgitant Tricuspid Valve Disease: A Potential Source of Cardiovascular Compromise. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Jun; 30(6):579-588.
  10. Lodin D, Mavrothalassitis O, Haberer K, Sunderji S, Quek RGW, Peyvandi S, Moon-Grady A, Karamlou T. Revisiting the utility of technical performance scores following tetralogy of Fallot repair. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Aug; 154(2):585-595.e3.
  11. Steurer MA, Norton ME, Baer RJ, Shaw GM, Keating S, Moon-Grady AJ, Chambers CD, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. The association of maternal lymphatic markers and critical congenital heart defects in the fetus-A population based case-control study. Am J Med Genet A. 2017 May; 173(5):1231-1236.
  12. Peyvandi S, Nguyen TA, Almeida-Jones M, Boe N, Rhee L, Anton T, Sklansky M, Tarsa M, Satou G, Moon-Grady AJ. Timing and Mode of Delivery in Prenatally Diagnosed Congenital Heart Disease- an Analysis of Practices within the University of California Fetal Consortium (UCfC). Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Mar; 38(3):588-595.
  13. Escobar-Diaz MC, Sunderji S, Tworetzky W, Moon-Grady AJ. The Fetus with Ectopia Cordis: Experience and Expectations from Two Centers. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Mar; 38(3):531-538.
  14. Ang YS, Rivas RN, Ribeiro AJS, Srivas R, Rivera J, Stone NR, Pratt K, Mohamed TMA, Fu JD, Spencer CI, Tippens ND, Li M, Narasimha A, Radzinsky E, Moon-Grady AJ, Yu H, Pruitt BL, Snyder MP, Srivastava D. Disease Model of GATA4 Mutation Reveals Transcription Factor Cooperativity in Human Cardiogenesis. Cell. 2016 Dec 15; 167(7):1734-1749.e22.
  15. Cuneo BF, Moon-Grady AJ, Sonesson SE, Levasseur S, Hornberger L, Donofrio MT, Krishnan A, Szwast A, Howley L, Benson DW, Jaeggi E. Heart sounds at home: feasibility of an ambulatory fetal heart rhythm surveillance program for anti-SSA-positive pregnancies. J Perinatol. 2017 Mar; 37(3):226-230.
  16. Beattie M, Peyvandi S, Ganesan S, Moon-Grady A. Toward Improving the Fetal Diagnosis of Coarctation of the Aorta. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017 Feb; 38(2):344-352.
  17. Moon-Grady AJ. Re: Perinatal outcomes and intrauterine complications following fetal intervention for congenital heart disease: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. E. Araujo JĂșnior, G. Tonni, M. Chung, R. Ruano and W. P. Martins. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2016; 48: 426-433. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2016 10; 48(4):424-425.
  18. Selamet Tierney ES, McElhinney DB, Freud LR, Tworetzky W, Cuneo BF, Escobar-Diaz MC, Ikemba C, Kalish BT, Komarlu R, Levasseur SM, Puchalski MD, Satou GM, Silverman NH, Moon-Grady AJ. Assessment of Progressive Pathophysiology After Early Prenatal Diagnosis of the Ebstein Anomaly or Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia. Am J Cardiol. 2017 Jan 01; 119(1):106-111.
  19. Silverman NH, Moon-Grady AJ. Discordant Fetal and Post-Natal Diagnosis: Can We Do Better? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Aug 30; 68(9):931-3.
  20. Emery SP, Hasley SK, Catov JM, Miller RS, Moon-Grady AJ, Baschat AA, Johnson A, Lim FY, Gagnon AL, O'Shaughnessy RW, Ozcan T, Luks FI. North American Fetal Therapy Network: intervention vs expectant management for stage I twin-twin transfusion syndrome. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Sep; 215(3):346.e1-7.

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