Main Location: 1180 N Indian Canyon Drive, E319, Palm Springs, CA 92262-4809
Second Location: 41-990 Cook Street, Building G. Ste 601, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Desert Heart Physicians
PALM SPRINGS 760-325-1203
PALM DESERT 760-360-4446

Grace W. Huang, DO


Business Address:

Desert Heart Physicians Medical Group, Inc.
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive, #E319
Palm Springs, CA 92262


2013 - 2014
Advanced International Cardiology Fellowship/ Structural Heart Disease University of Pennsylvania/Pennsylvania Hospital- under Dr. Dan McCormick
2012 - 2013
Galveston, TX
UTMB - Galveston International Cardiology Fellowship Program (Also affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital)
2011 - 2012
Fresno, CA
UCSF - Fresno Medical Education Program Cardiovascular Fellowship Co-Chief Fellow
2009 - 2012
Fresno, CA
UCSF - Fresno Medical Education Program Cardiovascular Fellowship


2007 - 2008
Fresno, CA
UCSF-Fresno Medical Education Program
Chief Resident in Internal Medicine
2004 - 2007
Fresno, CA
UCSF-Fresno Medical Education Program
Internal Medicine Training Program - Internship and Residency


2000 - 2004
Pomona, CA
Western University of Health Sciences
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
1997 - 2000
Fullerton, CA
California State University, Fullerton
Chemistry - Initially enrolled in master program but decided to pursue medicine instead
1990 - 1995
Los Angeles, CA
University of California, Los Angeles
B.S. Biochemistry, Magna cum laude, Departmental Honors

Licensure and Certifications

2013 - present
Pennsylvania Medical License
2012 - present
Texas Medical License
2015 - present
California Medical License
2014 - present
California Fluoroscopy License - X-ray Supervisor and Operator
2014 - present
Registered Physician Vascular Interpretation (RPVI)
Oct. 2013
Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine -Interventional Cardiology Board Certified, American
Oct. 2013
Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
Oct. 2007
Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine
Board Eligible, Echocardiography
Board Eligible, CT Angiography
Board Eligible, Nuclear Medicine

Professional Experiences

Locum Tenens -Community Hospitalist Medical Group
2008 - 2009
Fresno, CA
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of California, San Francisco -Internal Medicine Hospitalist Attending
2008 - 2009
Fresno, CA
Locum Tenens -Community Hospitalist Medical Group
2007 - 2009
Fresno, CA
Staff Physician -VA Central California Health Care System Emergency Room Locum Tenens
2007 - 2009
Fresno, CA
Staff Physician -Community Regional Medical Center Walk-In Clinic
1997 - 1999
Fullerton, CA
Teaching Assistant -general chemistry laboratories and discussions at CSU Fullerton
1995 - 1997
Los Angeles, CA
Research Assistant
Purified and characterized CuZnSOD mutant proteins. Determined the glutathione, glutathione reductase, and glutathione peroxidase levels in yeast S. cereviciae mutants lacking specific antioxidant enzymes

Honors & Awards

June 2012
Borba Award for Excellence in Research -UCSF-Fresno Medical Education Program Fellow of the Year Award -UCSF-Fresno Cardiovascular Fellowship
Aug. 2006
Resident of the Month -VA Hospital in Fresno, CA
Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Citation of The American Medical Women's Assoc.
Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California Award
2001 - 2002
Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society-National Osteopathic Honor Society
Scholarship Award -Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California
Deborah Roberts Scholarship -Zonta Club of Redlands
Asian American Scholarship Recipient - Western University of Health Sciences
2001 - 2004
USA Fund Scholarship
2001 - 2002
Nomination to National Dean's List
Dunn Award for Excellence In Biochemistry - UCLA Chemistry Dept., for top student
Ethel Terry McCoy Prlze for Excellence In Research - UCLA Chem. Department

Second Language Skills

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese

Personal Interests

Singing Music.
Volunteer for medical missionary trips.
Mentoring young people.


Daniel McCormick, DO
Sheldon Goldberg, MD
Ken Fujise, MD
Syed Gilani, MD
Neal Kleiman, MD
Colin Barker, MD
John Ambrose, MD
Ryan Berg, MD


June 2014
Adoni, NA, Huang GW, U. Rangasetty, S. Gilani, and K. Fujise. Identification of Fragmented Balloon Materials in Coronary Arteries by Optical Coherence Tomography. JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions 2014; 7:e65-66.
Deedwania PD, Huang GW. An Update on Antithrombotic Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation with a Focus on Role of Newer and Emerging Drugs. Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine 2012; 13 (2-3):e89-104
July 2012
Deedwania PD, Huang GW. An Evidence-Based Review of Apixaban and Its Potential in the Prevention of Stroke in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. Core Evid. 2012;7:49-59.
Aug. 2011
Deedwania, PC, Huang GW. Role of Emerging Antithrombotic Therapy in Prevention of Embolic Complications in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. American J Cardiovas Drugs 2011 Aug; 11(4):265-275
Nov. 2010
Barua RS, Sy F, Srikanth S, Huang G, Javed U, Buhari C, Margosan D, Aftab W, Ambrose JA. Acute cigarette smoke exposure reduces clot Jysis--association between altered fibrin architecture and the response to t-PA. Thromb Res. 2010 Nov; 126(5):426- 30
Jan. 2010
Barua, R. J., F. Sy, S. Srikanth, G. Huang, U. Javed, C. Buhari, D. Margosan, and J. Ambrose. Effects of Cigarette Exposure on Clot Dynamics aud Fibrin Structure: An Ex Vivo Investigation. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, Jan 2010; 30: 75-79
July 2009
Javed, U., W. Aflab, J.A. Ambrose, R.J. Wessel, M. Mouanoutoua, G. Huang, R.S. Barna, M. Weilert, F. Sy, D. Thatai. Frequency of Elevated I and Diagnosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction. Am J Cardiol, July 2009; 104(1): 9-13
Feb. 2005
Enrique V. Carbajal, Grace W. Huang, and Billy Hu. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Heart Failure. Ann Intern Med, Feb 2005; 142:305


June 2013
Grace Huang, Umamahesh Raugasetty, Kenichi Fujise, Syed Gilani. A Case of Stenting of Bifurcating Renal Artery. C3 Conference. Orlando, FL.
Oct. 2012
Kamal Kotak, Shradha Rathi, Grace Huang, Henning Rasmussen. Acute Myocardial Infarction in a Postpartum Patient: Is this a coronary dissection? TCT 2012 Challenge Case Session II. Miami, FL.
Oct. 2007
Shah, K, J. Singh, M. Singh, G. Huang. Clusters of Cases of Gallstones in Young Hispanic Patients Less Than 31 Years. American College of Gastroenterology Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
Nov. 2006
Huang, G. W., S. Yan, M. Mendez, K. Bilello, et al. Strongyloides Hyperinfection Syndrome in a \Vomao Treated With Corticosteroids for Meningoencphalitis. ACP All­-California Chapter Meeting. Monterey, CA.
Nov. 2006
Shah, K., M. Singh, J. Singh, S. Atwal, G. Huang. Cluster of Cases of Gallstone Complications in Young Hispanic Patients less than Thirty-One Years. ACP AH­ Califonia Chapter Meeting. Monterey, CA.


ILUMIEN Study- observational study with the purpose to define and evaluate OCT stent Guidance parameters through prospective data collection in PCI procedures
TAO Clinical Trial - objective was to demonstrate the superior efficacy {(composite of all cause death + myocardial infarction) of Otamixaban to Unfractionated Heparin (UFH) + Eptifibatide
Retrospective Analysis of Outcomes in Patients Who Underwent Fractional Flow Reserve
2010 - 2011
Assessment of Right Ventricular Dysfunction as a Predictor of Ischemic Cardiomyopathy or Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy
2010 - 2011
Femoral Micropuncture or Routine Introducer Strategy (FEMORlS) Study
2008 - 2009
Elevation of Troponin and the Diagnosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction in a Community Hospital Setting
2007 - 2009
Comparison of Intra-Coronary Thrombus Obtained from Smokers and Non-smokers Undergoing PCT for Acute Myocardial Infarction
2007 - 2009
Cigarette Smoking Exposure and Thrombogenesis
2006 - 2007
Retrospective Analysis of Rate of MRSA Bacteremia in Heruodialysis in Patients with Central Venous Catheter versus Arteriovenous Graft or Fistula
2006 - 2007
Retrospective Analysis of Complications of Cholelithiasis in Young Patient Population in Fresno
2006 - 2007
Non-variceal Acute Upper GI Bleeding - To Clip or To Cauterize

Extracurricular Activities

2007 - 2012
Interviewer for Preliminary Internal Medicine Internship Candidates at UCSF-Fresno
2007 - 2009
Member, Education Committee, UCSF-Fresno :tvffiP -Internal Medicine
2007 - 2008
Co-Chair, Pre-Printed Order Committee, UCSF-Fresno MEP Internal Medicine Department
2007 - 2008
Teacher for the Intern Interactive Teaching Half-Day in cardiology, pulmonary, and primary care during Chief Resident Year
2007 - 2008
Internal Reviewer, UCSF-Fresno MEP General Surgery Residency
2007 - 2008
Clinic Attending during Chief Resident Year
2006 - 2008
Member, Clinical Competency Committee, UCSF-Fresno 1vIBP
International Elective at St. John Medical College Hospital in India
2003, '05, '07
Volunteer with Christian Medical & Dental Association -Missionary trips to Mexico Provided free health screening to residents in Ensenada and Baja, Mexico.
Student Physician, Earthquake Relief Team in Taiwan Provided free health screenings for survivors of the earthquake in the central part of Taiwan. Sponsored by the Christian Zion Church in LA.
Set-up Coordinator, Pomona Community Health Action Team
Provided free health screening clinics monthly for the Pomona community.
Student Physician, MontclaiMedical Clinic Program
Provided free health care for the residents in the city of Montclair.
Co-President and MSI liaison, Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Califontia Sponsored World AJDS Day Walle and auction, invited speaker to campus, and participated in state couventions aud Capitol Day in Sacramento to further the awareness of osteopathic medicine in the community.
Student Ambassador, Western University of Health Sciences
Served as student representative -provided campus tour and had lunch with the student interviewees. Sponsored by Western UniversityofHealth Sciences.
Classroom Audio-Visual and Library Representative, ,vestern University of Health Sciences
Provided audio and visual assistance for the speakers during lectures.
Student Representative and Tour Guide, Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Conference
Served as a student representative and tour guide for students who were attending the conference to learn about the osteopathic medicine.
Facilitator for the Fall Anatomy Course, Western University of Health Sciences
Served as a facilitator for two dissection tables during the fast semester anatomy course.
Group Leader for Behavioral Science Course, Western University of Health Sciences
Served as mediator between the instructor and the students and led small group discussions.
Student Physician, Asian American Health Profession Student Association Clinics
Provided free health screening clinics for the Asian community in the Chinatown and Rowland Heights.
2001 - present
Church Deacon, Christian Zion Church in Los Angeles
Assisted with the accounting work with weekly contributions. Previously served as co-­treasurer for the church seminary classes and the bookstore before residency.
Volunteer, CAL-DOC
Provided anti-smoking program at the local elementary schools in Pomona.