Undergraduate Degree

BSc, Physics
  • University of Toronto , 1984 , Toronto , Canada

Graduate Degree

MSc, Theoretical Physics
  • University of Toronto , 1988 , Toronto , Canada

Medical School

  • University of Toronto , 1989 , Toronto , Canada


  • St. Paul's Hospital , 1990 , Vancouver , Canada


  • Vancouver General Hospital , 1994 , Vancouver , Canada


Neuroradiology; Pediatric Neuroradiology
  • University of California, San Francisco , 1996 , San Francisco , CA

Philosophy of Care

As a clinical neuroradiologist, I work behind the scenes. I rarely meet the children and their families in person but I am always thinking about the individual child and the family behind the images. What knowledge can our images provide to best guide care for that individual child?

I started out as a physicist studying very theoretical concepts but switched into medicine to have a more direct human impact. I chose imaging as a specialty because I enjoy leveraging technology to provide the most relevant information possible. My research also focuses on developing and optimizing technological innovations to improve our ability to diagnose and manage pediatric disorders.


Dr. Grant holds a MSc degree in physics and an MD from the University of Toronto. She did her radiology residency at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia, Canada, and her fellowship in adult and pediatric neuroradiology at the University of California, San Francisco. She is now a Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Grant headed the Division of Pediatric Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital for five years before moving to Children's Hospital Boston to become the Founding Director of the Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging and Developmental Science Center and the first incumbent of Children's Hospital Boston Chair in Neonatology. At Children's she holds appointments in the Division of Newborn Medicine and the Department of Radiology. Dr. Grant is a co-author of two popular textbooks for clinical neuroradiology and has won a number of awards for her research efforts as well as recognition for her clinical excellence.


  • American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
  • American Board of Radiology, Neuroradiology