Skip to Main Content

Anita J. Moon-Grady


Pediatric cardiologist
Director, Fetal Cardiovascular Program, San Francisco
Physician leader, clinical researcher, mother of three

Dr. Anita Moon-Grady is the director of the UCSF Fetal Cardiovascular Program. With training in both pediatric cardiology and neonatal/perinatal medicine, she specializes in pediatric and fetal echocardiography (imaging the heart with ultrasound) and intraoperative assessment during congenital cardiac surgery and fetal surgery. Working closely with the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center, she provides patient care focused primarily on echocardiography. She also provides general pediatric cardiology care; offers in-person and telemedicine evaluations in Northern California counties, including Mendocino and Humboldt counties; runs a weekly outpatient clinic in San Francisco; and offers fetal consultation services, including 24/7 consultations on urgent cases.

Moon-Grady's research interests focus on fetal cardiovascular assessment as well as on cardiac dysfunction in patients with congenital heart disease and in fetuses undergoing surgical intervention, including in multiple gestation pregnancies complicated by twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Currently she is researching noninvasive 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 studying novel ways to use machine learning to improve prenatal detection of heart disease as early as the first trimester.

Moon-Grady earned her medical degree at Stanford University. She completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in neonatology at University of California, Davis. She completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at UCSF.

Moon-Grady is the recipient of the Stanford University Deans’ Award for Research, UC Davis Medical Center Department of Pediatrics Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education of Housestaff, UCSF pediatric department’s December 2020 teaching award, UC Davis Award for Excellence in Neonatology and Eli Gold Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine. She is a member of the American Society of Echocardiography, Society of Pediatric Echocardiography and American Heart Association. She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and American Society of Echocardiography. She has served on pediatric councils for the American Society of Echocardiography, North American Fetal Therapy Network, Fetal Heart Society and American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. She is an editor of the journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also a founding member of the steering committee for the International Fetal Cardiac Intervention Registry and founding vice president of the Fetal Heart Society.

  • Education

    Stanford University School of Medicine, MD, 1993

  • Residencies

    UC Davis, Pediatrics, 1996

  • Fellowships

    UC Davis, Neonatology, 1999

    UCSF, Pediatric Cardiology, 2002

  • Board Certifications

    Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics

  • Academic Title


Where I see patients (7)

    Selected research

    Decorative Caduceus

    Slow Heart Registry of Fetal Immune-mediated High Degree Heart Block


    More about this study
    See all clinical trials

    Tender wagging care

    Our therapy dogs spread joy and smiles at the bedside and throughout the hospital.

    Visit Child Life services