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Paul C Grimm MD

  • "I want parents to feel empowered and comfortable."

I come from a rural background as a physician treating farmers; I speak very plainly and I think that makes people feel more comfortable to talk openly with me. Often times people are afraid to speak about their concerns. I try to start the conversation by listening to patients and families, paying attention to their concerns.

Some patients I care for over the course of their life, and I develop close relationships with the entire family. Occasionally I'll get invited to a Quinceañera, which is really meaningful. These are amazing families that do whatever it takes to give their children the best chance at a great life. Instead of telling families what to do, I try to be their coach. Parents know their child better than anyone else. I want them to feel empowered and comfortable to make their own decisions.

Work and Education

Professional Education

University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, 1981

Internship

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, 1982

Residency

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1985

Winnipeg Children's Hospital, Winnipeg, Canada, 1986

Fellowship

Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1988

UCLA Health Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, 1991

Board Certifications

Pediatric Nephrology, American Board of Pediatrics

Years on our staff:

Specialties

Kidney Transplantation

Nephrology (Kidney)

Center for Fetal and Maternal Health

Nephrology