Welcome Shanin Gross, DO, new Assistant Medical Director at our family & community practice
Mazzoni Center is pleased to welcome Shanin Gross, DO, to our clinical team at our family and community medical practice at 809 Locust Street. Her official title will be Assistant Medical Director. In addition to providing direct care for patients Dr. Gross will be engaged in teaching and pursuing research opportunities relating to the specific health concerns and experiences of LGBTQ populations we serve.
“In addition to her excellent professional qualifications, Dr. Gross brings a passion for working with LGBTQ patients and for expanding the medical knowledge about our communities,” said Mazzoni CEO Nurit Shein. “We are delighted to have her join the Mazzoni team.”
Dr. Gross says her new role represents an ideal combination of patient care, research opportunities, and the chance to continue teaching, all while focusing on populations that are important to her. “I’m particularly excited about being part of a team of professionals who are committed to serving LGBTQ people and to providing our patients with the very best quality of care.”
She looks forward to gathering “practice-based research data,” and helping to take the current knowledge about LGBTQ health one step further.
“We have a lot of observational knowledge right now,” Gross explains. “We know we’re making a difference because of what we see on a daily basis.”
“Once we are able to gather the data that’s in front of us - and to gather data from others who are working in this area - we have the opportunity to really influence protocols, and have a much greater impact,” she says.
Dr. Gross received her B.A. in Psychology from Boston University, and her D.O. from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Family Medicine Residency in Long Beach, California and has been board certified in Family Medicine since 2001. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Jefferson University, and currently serves as co-chair of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s LGBT Health group.
Her professional interests include: point of care and practice-based research, transgender care, disabilities (especially hearing/vision), cultural competence, and providing compassionate end-of-life care.