Douglas S. Gross, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer
1140 Tupper Hall
Davis Campus

Dr. Gross holds joint appointments in two departments. For the Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy, he teaches Gross Anatomy and Neuroanatomy to medical students and is course director for an undergraduate course in Human Anatomy. In the Department of Pediatrics, he is a practicing pediatrician at the University of California, Davis Medical Center, seeing patients in the Nursery, Urgent Care Center and Inpatient Ward. He also participates in the clinical training of medical students and pediatric interns and residents

In addition to his teaching and clinical duties at UC Davis, Dr. Gross is involved in numerous global health activities, including leading medical teams to Central America and Africa to provide medical care to remote villages with little or no access to medical services.  He has worked with the World Health Organization to help develop and implement their worldwide program to reduce infant and child mortality, Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI).  He currently is the director of a project within the University of California Haiti Initiative to improve the quality of pediatric care at the only free public state hospital in Haiti.

  • CHA 101/101L, Human Anatomy (Course Director)
  • CHA 400, Developmental, Gross, and Radiologic Anatomy
  • CHA 403, Neuroscience
  • Peds 430,  Pediatric Clerkship
  • FAP 400, Introduction to Patient Evaluation
  • Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award, University of California, Davis Academic Senate, 2007
  • C. John Tupper Prize for Excellence in Teaching, 2006
  • Grand Marshall, UC Davis Picnic Day, 2006
  • City Team Ministries Disaster Relief Appreciation Award, 2006
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, UC Davis Academic Senate, 2005
  • Association of American Medical Colleges Humanism in Medicine Award, Pfizer Humanities Institute, 2003
  • Golden Key International Honour Society, Honorary Faculty Inductee, 2003
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Annual Award For Excellence in Teaching Basic Sciences, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, 1983, 1999, 2003