Skip to main content
Shakira J. Grant, MBBS - Division of Geriatric Medicine

Shakira J. Grant, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Shakira Grant


Shakira J. Grant, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Areas of Interest

Geriatric hematology; Geriatric oncology; Multiple myeloma; Geriatric assessments; Cognitive, functional, and psychosocial outcomes of older adults with hematological malignancies.


My clinical and research activities are centered around enhancing the resiliency of older adults with cancer across the disease continuum. I use geriatric assessments as one strategy to characterize the functional age of an older adult with cancer. I then use this information to develop a personalized treatment plan for the individual’s cancer while evaluating the impact of cancer therapies on several key geriatric domains such as functional and cognitive health and quality of life. I am guided in my clinical practice and research activities by the Geriatrics 4Ms principles, which include mobility, medications, matters of the mind, and what matters most to older adults.

  • Medical School

    The University of the West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago; Barbados)

  • Residency

    Pennsylvania Hospital, The University of Pennsylvania Health System

  • Fellowship

    University of Pennsylvania

  • Fellowship

    University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. It’s going to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.

Professor Brene Brown