Dr. Gross is an Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating injuries related to participation in sports and/or exercise in patients of all ages. His area of specialty is sports medicine, specifically ailments of the shoulder, knee and elbow. He performs advanced arthroscopic, joint reconstruction and cartilage restoration procedures as well as shoulder and knee joint replacement surgery. He and his staff have truly raised the expectations of orthopedic care by treating their patients with compassion and flexibility in an effort to make the process of returning them to activities as convenient as possible.
Dr. Gross is the Team Physician for Lindbergh High School, and the St. Louis Bombers-Rugby. He served as team physician for the St. Louis Cardinals from 2006 to 2014 and is honored to have two World Series rings. He has been selected by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in America since 2007, an honor only given to 5% of the doctors practicing in the U.S. Dr. Gross has penned serval publications and book chapters and has given countless presentations including most notably presenting to the International Olympic Committee in 2011 on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sports.
Dr. Gross was one of the first Orthopedic Surgeons in the St. Louis area to earn his Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) in 2009. This is a new certification and is the standard of care in Sports Medicine care in conjunction with Fellowship training.
Dr. Gross is a former athlete who holds the distinction as an Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. He earned many awards in Football and Rugby including 1986 MVP Cornell Football and played for the USA Rugby East Sevens All Star Team from 1991-1992. Because of his previous athletic experience he truly understands the complexity and dynamics of treating an athlete.
As an African-American, Dr. Gross is proud to be a minority physician, one of the few practicing in St. Louis. He has been involved in several minority mentorship programs including Youth Life Line.
Professional Associations and Societies
- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons www.aaos.org
- Arthroscopy Association of North America www.aana.org
- American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine www.sportsmed.org
- St. Louis Orthopedic Society
- Major League Baseball Team Physician's Association
Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations
- Missouri Baptist Medical Center
- Mercy Hospital
- Timberlake Surgery Center
- St. Louis Surgical Center
- Fulton Medical Center