Dr. Grodzinsky was born in the Ukraine and immigrated to Columbia, Missouri with her parents at the age of 6. She and her parents moved to Kansas City to be closer to family in 1997. Dr. Grodzinsky attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s 6 year combined Bachelor/MD program. She completed her residency in internal medicine, chief residency, and clinical fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She then completed an NIH research fellowship in cardiovascular outcomes at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute. She practices clinical cardiology. She continues her work in cardiovascular outcomes research with a special interest in women’s cardiovascular conditions, heart disease in pregnancy, and spontaneous coronary dissection.