Dr. Grossman is internationally recognized for his contributions to the fields of head and spinal cord injuries, epilepsy, and Parkinson’s disease. In 2007, he received the Harvey Cushing Medal, the highest honor awarded by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. In 2009, he was named Neurosurgeon of the Year by the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons.
Dr. Grossman is on the editorial board of World Neurosurgery and is the co-editor of Principles of Neurosurgery. He has served as president of the Society of Neurological Surgeons and as the chairman of the American Board of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Grossman has conducted NIH-funded research on traumatic brain injury, and is currently the principal investigator of the North American Clinical Trials Network for Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury, funded by the Department of Defense through the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Dr. Grossman has extensive experience in the surgical treatment of patients with epilepsy, brain tumors, movement disorders, and spinal disc disease.
- Surgery of brain tumors
- Epilepsy surgery
- Surgery for disc disease
- Spinal cord injury
- Head injury
Education and Training:
- B.A., Swarthmore College
- M.D., Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
- Internship, Surgical Service, The University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital
- Residency, Department of Neurological Surgery, Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
- Position statement on the sale of unproven cellular therapies for spinal cord injury: the international campaign for cures of spinal cord injury paralysis. Blight A, Curt A, Ditunno JF, Dobkin B, Ellaway P, Fawcett J, Fehlings M, Grossman RG, Lammertse DP, Privat A, Steeves J, Tuszynski M, Kalichman M, Guest JD. Spinal Cord. 2009 Sep;47(9):713-4. Epub 2009 May 5.
- Dulay MF, Levin HS, York MK, Mizrahi EM, Verma A, Goldsmith IL, Grossman RG, Yoshor D: Predictors of individual visual memory decline after unilateral anterior temporal lobe resection. Neurology; 72(21): 1837-42, 2009.
- Strutt AM, Lai EC, Jankovic J, Atassi F, Soety EM, Levin HS, Grossman RG, York MK: Five-year follow-up of unilateral posteroventral pallidotomy in Parkinson’s disease. Surg Neurol. 71(5):551-8, 2009.
- Ahmed N, Salsman VS, Kew Y, Shaffer D, Powell S, Zhang YJ, Grossman RG, Heslop HE, Gottschalk S. HER2-specific T cells target primary glioblastoma stem cells and induce regression of autologous experimental tumors. Clin Cancer Res; 16(2) 4747-85, AACR, 2010.