University Of California Irvine

University Of California Irvine

Sergei Grando

15507 Orchid Avenue Tustin, CA 92782

About the Expert

Drug rash, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, lupus, alopecia, scars, wound healing, acne, pemphigus, pemphigoid, hives, skin infections, hyperhidrosis, Stevens-Johnson syndromes, skin examination, intralesional injections, phototherapy, biopsy, intravenous immunoglobulin, systemic treatment with corticosteroids, immunosuppressors and biologics

Areas of Expertise

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Dermatology (Skin)

Expert's Profile

I am a practicing physician-scientist and an academician with a robust, proven track record of managing the most complicated cases in medical dermatology requiring treatment of patients with a variety of topical and systemic medications (including, without limitation, corticosteroids, immunosuppressors, biologics, intravenous immunoglobulin, etc.). I have a unique expertise in treating patients with life-threatening allergic and autoimmune diseases of the skin and oral mucosa. I have developed several international treatment guidelines, such as for patients with pemphigus and pemphigoid. Additionally, my specific experience encompasses wound healing. I also have a long-term experience in the basic and clinical research of wide variety of immune-dependent skin diseases. I have been a Principal Investigator on several research grants from NIH and other granting agencies. The above expertise is attested by my nearly 300 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, as well as over 170 abstracts of meeting presentations worldwide. Over the last two decades, I have been providing expert witness services to both plaintiffs’ and defendants’ attorneys, including several high-profile cases. I am currently a tenured Full Professor of Dermatology and Biochemistry at the University of California Irvine and a member of the UC Irvine Institute for Immunology and the Cancer Center & Research Institute. Furthermore, I am a Diplomate of American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a standing member of several national and international professional societies. I have multiple professional awards and honors, including honorary society memberships and the "best of" clinician's awards, such as "Best Doctors in America," "America's Most Honored Professionals," etc.

Personal Achievements

Education

  • Medical Institute, Kiev, Ukraine, M.D., 1980 - Medicine
  • PostGraduate Institute for Physicians, Kiev, Ukraine, Ph.D., 1984 - Pharmacology and Biochemistry
  • Central Institute of Dermatology and Venereology, Moscow, Russia, D.Sc. (Doctor of Science in Medicine), 1989 - Immunology and Cell Biology

Licenses

  • 1999 - Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
  • 1996 - Licensed, Medical Board of California, # A6104

Special Training

  • Postgraduate Medical Training in Ukraine, and Re-training in USA: 1996-1999: American Dermatologic Residency Experience
  • 1995-1996 Transitional Year Residency Program at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1980-1982 Resident in Dermatology, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, PostGraduate Institute for Physicians, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Research Fellowships: 1984-1989 The D.Sc. (i.e., Doctor of Sciences in Medicine) Program of the Central Institute of Dermatology and Venereology (Moscow, Russia) at Kiev State University: Departments of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Immunology
  • 1982-1984 The Ph.D. (i.e., Candidate of Sciences in Medicine) Program at PostGraduate Institute for Physicians, Kiev, Ukraine: Departments of Dermatology and Venereology, Pharmacological Chemistry, and Drug Development

Organizations

  • 2007-present Professor (tenured, Step IX), Departments of Dermatology (primary), and Biological Chemistry (secondary), University of California-Irvine
  • 1996-2007 Professor of Dermatology (tenured), Department of Dermatology, University of California-Davis
  • 1991-1996 Associate Professor of Dermatology (tenured), Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota
  • 1985-191991 Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, PostGraduate Institute for Physicians, Kiev, Ukrain

Honors

  • 2017 - Honorary Member, the French Society of Dermatology
  • 2017 - America's Most Honored Professionals 2017 - Top 5%
  • 2016 - Best of Irvine Award
  • 2016 - Featured in Orange Coast Magazine among Top Doctors chosen by their peers
  • 2015, 2016, 2017 - Recognized among Castle Connolly Top Doctor for Irvine, CA
  • 2013-2018 Vice Chair for Research, Department of Dermatology, UC Irvine
  • since 2013 - Included in Best Doctors in America database
  • Since 2012 - HealthGrades Recognized Doctor
  • 2010 - Doctor of the Year, International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation, USA
  • 1999-2007 Founder, International Pemphigus Research Fund (IPRF)
  • 1996-2007 Member, Graduate Group in Immunology, University of California Davis
  • 2010-present Vice Chair, Medical Advisory Board of International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation
  • 2003 - Vice Chair, Dermatology Foundation of California
  • 2002 - Honorary Member, Ukrainian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists, Cosmetologists, Ukraine
  • 1995 - FIRST Award, NIH, NIAMS, USA
  • 1991 - Honorary Member, Belgian Royal Society of Dermatology and Venereology, Belgium

Publications

  • Review CV for more details

Prior assignments

  • 2002 - TODD A. BOSCO AND DANA BOSCO (Plaintiffs) vs. THE VIRGIN ISLANDS WAPA, SAGITTARIUS, INC., AND CARIBBEAN SPORTSWEAR, INC. (Defendants)
  • 2013 - JOSENIA AND VANIA PARKER (Plaintiffs) vs. HAHNEMANN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (Defendant)
  • 2014 - CARL LUCAS, JR. AND BETTYE CLAY (Plaintiffs) vs. ABBVIE, INC. (Defendant)
  • 2017 - AYALA (Plaintiff) vs. MANOR CARE OF HEMET CA, LLC, et al (Defendants)
  • 2019 - JULIE A. LEONHARD AND THEODORE WEISWASSER (Plaintiffs) vs. DALE R. WESTROM, MD, REDWOOD EMPIRE DERMATOLOGY, INC. (Defendant)
  • 2019 - ULIE A. LEONHARD AND THEODORE WEISWASSER (Plaintiffs) vs. MARIA M. PETRICK, M.D., FAMILY CARE ALLERGY AND ASTHMA DBA OF ALLERGY AND ASTHMA ADULT AND PEDIATRIC MEDICAL GROUP OF THE REDWOODS, INC. (Defendants)
  • 2020 - ZOILENY SANTOS REYNOSO AND CARLOS VALDEZ (Plaintiffs) vs. WAL-MART STORES, INC, et al (Defendants)

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