Faculty Profile

Dr. Susan J. Gross, M.D.

Susan J. Gross, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health (Reproductive Genetics)

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics

Professor of Clinical Genetics, Department of Genetics

Professional Interests

Susan Gross, MD, FRCS(C), FACOG, FACMG

Dr. Susan Gross, is a Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health, Pediatrics and Genetics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is the founding director of the Program for Jewish Genetic Health (http://www.einstein.yu.edu/centers/jewish-genetic-health/) at Einstein/YU. After serving for several years as division director for Reproductive Genetics at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Gross was also the founder of the Human Genetics Laboratory at Jacobi Medical Center which was developed to provide equal access to state-of-the-art prenatal genetic services to the underserved. 

Dr. Gross received her medical degree from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where she completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine. She completed a second fellowship in Reproductive Genetics at the University of Tennessee. She served as the program director for the Medical Genetics Residency Training Program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and currently serves on the Residency Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).  She was a vice-chair of the Committee for Clinical Investigations (IRB) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and has sat and on national guideline and policy committees for both the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) as well as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

She has authored over 60 peer reviewed publications, multiple book chapters and has been an invited guest lecturer internationally on the subject of prenatal screening and genetic testing with a focus on new technologies as well as public health policy initiatives. Dr. Gross' current research interests include the development and testing of novel platforms and integration of genetics/genomics into primary prenatal and preconception care. 

Selected Publications

Gross SJ, Cuckle H (editors). Prenatal screening and diagnosis--An introduction. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2007 Feb 15;145(1):1-4

H.Bukowski R, Smith GC, Malone FD, Ball RH, Nyberg DA, Comstock CH, Hankins, GD, Berkowitz RL, Gross SJ, Dugoff L, Craigo SD, Timor-Tritsch IE, Carr SR, Wolfe HM, D'Alton ME. Fetal growth in early pregnancy and risk of delivering low birth weight infant: prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2007 Mar 13.

Pletcher BA, Toriello HV, Noblin SJ, Seaver LH, Driscoll DA, Bennett RL, Gross SJ. Indications for genetic referral: a guide for healthcare providers. Genet Med. 2007 Jun;9(6):385-9.

Dolan SM, Gross SJ, Merkatz IR, Faber V, Sullivan LM, Malone FD, Porter TF, Nyberg DA, Comstock CH, Hankins GD, Eddleman K, Dugoff L, Craigo SD, Timor-Tritsch I, Carr SR, Wolfe HM, Bianchi DW, D'Alton ME; for the First and Second Trimester Evaluation of Risk (FASTER) Trial Research Consortium. The Contribution of Birth Defects to Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight. Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Aug;110(2):318-324.

Ball RH, Caughey AB, Malone FD, Nyberg DA, Comstock CH, Saade GR, Berkowitz RL, Gross SJ, Dugoff L, Craigo SD, Timor-Tritsch IE, Carr SR, Wolfe HM, Emig D, D'Alton ME; First and Second Trimester Evaluation of Risk (FASTER) Research Consortium. First- and second-trimester evaluation of risk for Down syndrome. Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Jul;110(1):10-7.

Gross SJ, Pletcher BA, Monaghan KG. Professional Practice and Guidelines Committee. Carrier Screening in Individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish Descent. Genet Med. 2008 Jan;10(1):54-6.

Pletcher BA, Gross SJ, Monaghan KG, Driscoll DA, Watson MS. The future is now: Carrier screening for all populations. Genet Med. 2008 Jan;10(1)33-6.

Klugman SD, Gross SJ, Khabele D, Liang J, Livne K, Lopez-Jones M, Gross B, Cordero DR, Reznik S. Expression of Keratin 8 and TNF-Related Apoptosis-I Inducing Ligand (TRAIL) in Down Syndrome Placentas. Placenta. 2008 Apr;29(4):382-4.

Gross SJ, Pletcher BA, Monaghan KG. Professional Practice and Guidelines Committee. Response to Levy-Lahad Letter. Genet Med. 2008 May 16.

Cleary-Goldman J, Malone FD, Lambert-Messerlian G, Sullivan L, Canick J, Porter TF, Luthy D, Gross SJ, Bianchi DW, D’Alton ME. Maternal Thyroid Hypofunction And Pregnancy Outcome. Obstet Gynecol. 2008 July;112(1):85-92.

Chervenak FA, McCullough LB, Sharma G, Davis J, Gross SJ. Enhancing Patient Autonomy With Risk Assessment And Invasive Diagnosis: An Ethical Solution To A Clinical Challenge. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 July;199(1).el-4.

Lubin IM, Caggana M, Constantin C, Gross SJ, Lyon E, Pagon RA, Trotter TL, Wilson JA, McGovern MM. Ordering Molecular Genetic Tests And Reporting Results: Practices in Laboratory and Clinical Settings. J Mol Diagn. 2008 Sep;10(5):459-68.

Lubin IM, McGovern MM, Gibson Z, Gross SJ, Lyon E, Pagon RA, Pratt VM, Rashid J, Shaw C, Stoddard L, Trotter TL, Williams MS, Amos Wilson J, Pass K. Clinician Perspectives about Molecular Genetic Testing for Heritable Conditions and Development of a Clinician-Friendly Laboratory Report. J Mol Diagn. 2009 Mar;11(2):162-71.

Bukowski R, Malone FD, Porter FT, Nyberg DA, Comstock CH, Hankins GD, Eddleman K, Gross SJ, Dugoff L, Craigo SD, Timor-Tritsch IE, Carr SR, Wolfe HM, D’Alton ME. Preconceptional Folate Supplementation and the Risk of Spontaneous Preterm Birth: A Cohort Study. PLoS Med. 2009 May 5;6(5):e1000061.

Driscoll DA, Gross S. Clinical practice. Prenatal screening for aneuploidy. NEngl J Med. 2009 Jun 11;360(24):2556-62.

Driscoll DA, Gross SJ. Professional Practice Guidelines Committee. Screening for fetal aneuploidy and neural tube defects. Genet Med. 2009 Nov;11(11):818-21.

Schneider A, Nakagawa S, Keep R, Dorsainville D, Charrow J, Aleck K, Hoffman J, Minkoff S, Finegold D, Sun W, Spencer A, Lebow J, Zhan J, Apfelroth S, Schreiber-Agus N, Gross S. Population-based Tay-Sachs screening among Ashkenazi Jewish young adults in the 21st century: Hexosaminidase A enzyme assay is essential for accurate testing. Am J Med Genet A. 2009 Nov;149A(11):2444-7.

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