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Robert Gross, MD, MSCE

Robert Gross, MD, MSCE Provider Not Employed by Penn Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Languages spoken:

  • Italian

Dr. Gross is a private practice physician who is not employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Robert Gross

Dr. Gross provides Infectious Diseases inpatient and outpatient care at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

Clinical Specialties


  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

  • Infectious Diseases

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 1997

Description of Clinical Expertise

HIV; infectious diseases

Education and Training

Medical School: Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Afya Bora Consortium, International Agency for Health Research and Quality, Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTS), National AIDS Clinical Trials Group, National American College of Epidemiology, National American College of Physicians , National American Medical Association, National American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, National American Society of Microbiology, National Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR):International AIDS Society/ NIH/Centers for AIDS Research, International Fogarty International Center/NIH, National HIV Medical Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), National Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), National International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care, Guidelines Steering Committee, "Improving HIV Treatment Adherence in Specialized HIV and Primary Care Settings" , International International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology, International National Institute of Child Health and Development, National National Institute of Child Health and Development, National National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study Special Emphasis Panel, National National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Special Emphasis Panel, NICHD Domestic & International Pediatric & Perinatal HIV Studies Network Coordinating Center, National Society for Epidemiologic Research, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Gross is a private practice physician who is not employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

HIV clinical epidemiology; outcomes of HIV treatment; adherence to therapy including development of methods to measure adherence

Selected Publications:

Mosepele M, Mokgatlhe L, Hudson FP, Letsatsi V, Gross R: Cholesterol Screening and Statin Prescription is Low Among HIV-infected Patients on Protease-Inhibitor Regimens in Botswana The Open AIDS Journal : 2017 (in press).

Harrison JD, Dochney JA, Blazekovic S, Leone F, Metzger D, Frank I, Gross R, Hole A, Mounzer K, Siegel S, Schnoll RA, Ashare RL. : The Nature and Consequences of Cognitive Deficits among Tobacco Smokers with HIV: A Comparison to Tobacco Smokers without HIV Journal of Neurovirology : 2017 (in press).

Ioannides KL, Chapman J, Marukutira T, Tshume O, Anabwani G, Gross R, Lowenthal ED : Patterns of HIV Treatment Adherence do not Differ Between Male and Female Adolescents in Botswana AIDS Behav 21 (2): 410-414,2017.

Ravimohan S, Tamula N, Nfanyana K, Ni H, Steenhoff AP, Gross R, Weissman D, Bisson GP: Elevated pre-ART CD39+CD8+ T-cell frequency is associated with early mortality in advanced HIV/TB Clin Infect Dis : 155,2017.

Brier MJ, Chambless DL, Gross R, Chen J, Mao JJ: Perceived Barriers to Treatment Predict Breast Cancer Survivors’ Adherence to Aromatase Inhibitors Cancer 123 (1): 169-176,2017.

Gowda C, Coppock DE, Brickman C, Shaw P, Gross R: Determinants of HIV Transmission Risk Among HIV-Infected Persons Engaged in Care AIDS Educ Prev 28 (5): 440-452,2016 .

Ludmir J, Mazhani L, Cary MS, Chakalisa UA, Pettifor JM, Molefi M, Redwood A, Stallings VA, Gross R, Steenhoff AP: Vitamin D Status in Batswana Children Under Two Years Old with and without Active Tuberculosis Am J Trop Med and Hyg 94 (5): 971-4,2016 .

De Boni RB, Zheng L, Rosenkranz SL, Sun X, Lavenberg J, Cardoso SW, Grinsztejn B, La Rosa A, Pierre S, Severe P, Cohn SE, Collier AC, Gross R : Binge Drinking is Associated with Differences in Weekday and Weekend Adherence in HIV-Infected Individuals Drug Alcohol Depend : 174-80,2016 .

Ravimohan S, Tamuhla N, Kung SJ, Nfanyana K, Steenhoff AP, Gross R, Weissman D, Bisson GP: Matrix metalloproteinases in tuberculosis-immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome and impaired lung function among advanced HIV/TB co-infected patients initiating antiretroviral therapy EBiomedicine 3 : 100-107,2016 .

Brickman C, Propert KJ, Voytek C, Metzger D, Gross R: Association Between Depression and Condom Use Differs by Sexual Behavior Group in Patients with HIV AIDS Behav : 2016.

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Academic Contact Info

804 Blockley Hall
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
423 Guardian Drive

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
Phone: 215-898-2437
Fax: 215-573-5315

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