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March 19, 2015

Obituary: Lisa M. Grandinetti

Lisa M. Grandinetti, dermatology associate professor in the School of Medicine and director of its residency program, died on Feb. 27, 2015. She was 38.

Grandinetti earned a bachelor of science degree in biology at Muhlenberg College in 1998, a master of medical science degree focused on neurosciences and neuroradiology at MCP Hahnemann University in 2000, and her MD from Drexel University College of Medicine in 2004. At Drexel, she received awards for showing the promise of leadership, high character and creativity in her profession and for making significant contributions to alumni-student relations.

She served her internship in Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Internal Medicine 2004-05 and her residency there in the Department of Dermatology 2005-08, where she was chief resident during her last year. She began her academic career as an instructor in dermatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, before coming to Pitt in 2009. Here she created a multidisciplinary dermatology clinic for those with gastrointestinal-related skin diseases.

Grandinetti was a member of the International Society of Dermatology, American Academy of Dermatology, Medical Dermatology Society, Women’s Dermatologic Society and American Medical Association.

She had published in the American Journal of Dermatopathology and elsewhere, and had contributed numerous book chapters and review articles.

After she was diagnosed with lung adenocarcinoma last fall, she raised more than $30,000 for the LUNGevity Foundation.

Grandinetti is survived by husband Jason Swoger, who is a faculty member in the Department of Medicine; daughter Stella; sister Gina Grandinetti Woodworth, and parents Peter and Maria Grandinetti.

—Marty Levine