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Erica R. Gross, MD — Academic Profile

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

MD
  • Pennsylvania State University (2006)
Residency Training
  • General Surgery, University of Connecticut
Fellowship Training
  • Pediatric ECMO, New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
  • Pediatric Surgical Critical Care, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Pediatric Surgery, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Affiliated Specialty Centers

Clinical Interests/Expertise

  • Surgical management of congenital and acquired anomalies/diseases of the neck, chest, abdomen, anorectum, and soft tissues in children (newborns to adolescents aged 17 years), including, but not limited to, congenital anomalies of the esophagus
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Inguinal hernias
  • Undescended testes
  • Appendicitis
  • Anorectal malformations
  • Tumors of the kidneys, adrenal glands, gastrointestinal tract, lymphatics, and soft tissues
  • Surgical consultation in pediatric trauma
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery
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Contact Information

Division of Pediatric Surgery
Department of Surgery, Health Sciences Center T19-090
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8191
Tel: 631-444-2045
Fax: 631-444-8824

For patient care information, including insurance participation and practice locations, click here.

  • Personal Statement
  • Honors
  • Research
  • Publications
  • Additional

Providing surgical care to neonates, children, and adolescents is a privilege and a gift. I became a pediatric surgeon because I want to give every child a chance to be a kid. At Stony Brook Children's Hospital, we strive to provide the best medical and surgical care possible, while also understanding the unique needs of families and children of all ages.

Whether it's a case as common as appendicitis or as rare as a birth defect, I am committed to reaching the best outcome. Following evidenced-based guidelines for diagnosis and treatment, involving other Stony Brook Children's physicians with additional expertise, and clearly communicating the choices in care as well as the risks and benefits of each choice are all part of the equation to achieve this goal.

My research interests include utilizing non-radiation imaging techniques for diagnosis and antibiotic stewardship. Educating medical students and residents is also a pledge I have made to Stony Brook University.

  • Robert Warren Painter Award ("outstanding chief resident for excellence in academics, teaching, and clinical care"), Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut (2013)
  • Charles Polivy Memorial Award ("fourth-year resident recognized as a role model in clinical accomplishments and educational pursuits and who exemplifies a sincere concern for the provision of quality patient care"), Department of Surgery, University of Connecticut (2012)
  • Coller Award ("The Serotonin Re-Uptake Transporter Alters Intestinal Mucosal Architecture in Miceli"), Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society, University of Michigan (2010)
  • Award for Excellence in Surgery, Department of Surgery, Penn State University College of Medicine (2006)
  • Providing surgical care to neonates, children, and adolescents is a privilege and a gift. I became a pediatric surgeon because I want to give every child a chance to be a kid. At Stony Brook Children's Hospital, we strive to provide the best medical and surgical care possible, while also understanding the unique needs of families and children of all ages. Whether it is as common as appendicitis or as rare as a birth defect, I am committed to reaching the best outcome. Following evidenced-based guidelines for diagnosis and treatment, involving other Stony Brook Children's physicians with additional expertise, and clearly communicating the choices in care as well as the risks and benefits of each choice are all part of the equation to achieve this goal. My research interests include utilizing non-radiation imaging techniques for diagnosis and antibiotic stewardship. Educating medical students and residents is also a pledge I have made to Stony Brook University.
  • Aiello FA, Gross ER, Krajewski A, Fuller R, Morgan A, Duffy A, Longo W, Kozol R, Chandawarkar R. Post-appendectomy visits to the emergency department within the global period: a target for cost containment. Am J Surg 2010;200:357-62.
  • Aspelund G, Fingeret A, Gross E, Kessler D, Keung C, Thirumoorthi A, Oh PS, Behr G, Chen S, Lampl B, Middlesworth W, Kandel J, Ruzal-Shapiro C. Ultrasonography/MRI versus CT for diagnosing appendicitis. Pediatrics 2014;133:586-93.
  • Gander JW, Cowles RA, Gross ER, Reichstein AR, Chin A, Zitsman JL, Middlesworth W, Rothenberg SS. Laparoscopic excision of choledochal cysts with total intracorporeal reconstruction. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2010;20:877-81.
  • Gander JW, Fisher JC, Gross ER, Reichstein AR, Cowles RA, Aspelund G, Stolar CJ, Kuenzler KA. Early recurrence of congenital diaphragmatic hernia is higher after thoracoscopic than open repair: a single institutional study. J Pediatr Surg 2011;46:1303-8.
  • Gander JW, Fisher JC, Reichstein AR, Gross ER, Aspelund G, Middlesworth W, Stolar CJ. Limb ischemia after common femoral artery cannulation for venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: an unresolved problem. J Pediatr Surg 2010;45:2136-40.
  • Garcia A, Gander JW, Gross ER, Reichstein A, Sheth SS, Stolar CJ, Middlesworth W. The use of recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator in a newborn with an intracardiac thrombus developed during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. J Pediatr Surg 2011;46:2021-4.
  • Gross ER, Christensen M, Schultz JA, Cassidy LD, Anderson Y, Arca MJ. Does the American College of Surgeons NSQIP-Pediatric accurately represent overall patient outcomes? J Am Coll Surg 2015;221:828-36.
  • Gross ER, Cowles RA. Emesis in an infant. In: Dimick JB, Upchurch GR Jr, Sonnenday CJ, editors. Clinical Scenarios in Surgery: Decision Making and Operative Technique. Philadephia: Lippincot, Williams and Wilkins, 2012: 446-9.
  • Gross ER, Cowles RA. Thoracic surgical procedures. In: Elzouki AY, Harfi HA, Nazer H, Stapleton FB, Oh W, Whitley RJ, editors. Textbook of Clinical Pediatrics. New York: Springer, 2012: 4037-44.
  • Gross ER, Gander JW, Reichstein A, Cowles RA, Stolar CJ, Middlesworth W. Fulminant pH1N1-09 influenza-associated myocarditis in pediatric patients. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2011;12:e99-e101.
  • Gross ER, Geddes GC, McCarrier JA, Jarzembowski JA, Arca MJ. Skip segment Hirschsprung disease and Waardenburg sydrome. JPSCR 2015;3:143-5.
  • Gross ER, Gershon MD, Margolis KG, Gertsberg ZV, Li Z, Cowles RA. Neuronal serotonin regulates growth of the intestinal mucosa in mice. Gastroenterology 2012;143:408-17.
  • Gross ER, Portoreiko J, Joseph D. Rhabdomyolysis and oliguric renal failure after use of TASER. Is it really safe? Am Surgeon 2013;79):E337-9.
  • Gross ER, Reichstein A, Gander JW, Stolar CJ, Coran AG, Cowles RA. The role of fiberoptic endoscopy in the evaluation and management of long gap isolated esophageal atresia. Pediatr Surg Int 2010;26:1223-7.
  • Gross ER, Stolar CJ. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia. In: Spitz L, Coran AG, editors. Operative Pediatric Surgery. 7th ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2013: 186-94.
  • Kelley A, Garshick E, Gross ER, Lieberman SL, Tun CG, Brown R. Spirometry testing standards in spinal cord injury. Chest 2003;123:725-30.
  • Walker S, Datta A, Massoumi RL, Gross ER, Uhing M, Arca MJ. Antibiotic stewardship in the newborn surgical patient: a quality improvement project in the neonatal intensive care unit. Surgery 2017;162:1295-1303.
  • Certifications
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (2015)
  • Basic Life Support (2015)
  • Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (2012)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (2014)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (2015)
  • Memberships
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association (Candidate Member)
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Wisconsin Medical Society