Sergei A. Grando, MD, PhD, Dsc Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Dermatology and Allergy & Immunology

Keywords/Search Terms:

drug rash, allergic dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, atopic dermatitis, vitiligo, lupus, hair loss, skin scars, wound healing, acne, pemphigus, pemphigoid, hives, skin infections, hyperhidrosis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome


MD, Medical Institute, Kiev, Ukraine; PhD, PostGraduate Institute for Physicians, Kiev, Ukraine; DSc (Doctor of Science in Medicine), Central Institute of Dermatology and Venereology, Moscow, Russia

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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.