Radiology Personnel

Joel Gross, M.D.

Associate Professor
Section Chief, Emergency Radiology
Emergency Radiology


Dr. Gross is the director of emergency and trauma radiology, as well as the fellowship director. He is a UW associate professor in the Department of Radiology. He is an expert in imaging of trauma patients, with an interest and experience in appropriate and effective imaging, to optimize information extracted to improve patient care while minimizing time spent in imaging and radiation dose. He also has extensive expertise in the imaging of urologic trauma.

Dr. Gross earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from the University of California at San Diego, and his M.D. from the University of California at Davis. He completed an internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Following his fellowship at UW/HMC in emergency and trauma radiology in 2000-2001, he joined the section, and eventually accepted the position as director.

He is a fellow of the American Society of Emergency Radiology, where he continues to serve in multiple roles, and is board certified in diagnostic radiology.

Recent Publications

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Accuracy of outside radiologists’ reports of computed tomography exams of emergently transferred patients
Robinson J., Linnau K., Hippe D., Sheehan K., Gross J.
Emergency Radiology. 2017 Dec:1-5

Core curriculum illustration: abdominal wood impalement injury from motor vehicle collision
Fadl S., Ehlers A., Wallace G., Gross J.
Emergency Radiology. 2017 Jun:1-3

Emergency radiology and mass casualty incidents—report of a mass casualty incident at a level 1 trauma center
Bolster F., Linnau K., Mitchell S., Roberge E., Nguyen Q., Robinson J., Lehnert B., Gross J.
Emergency Radiology. 2017 Feb:47-53

Association of radiologic indicators of frailty with 1-year mortality in older trauma patients: Opportunistic screening for sarcopenia and osteopenia
Kaplan S., Pham T., Arbabi S., Gross J., Damodarasamy M., Bentov I., Taitsman L., Mitchell S., Reed M.
JAMA Surgery. 2017 Feb

Assessment of osteoporosis in injured older women admitted to a safety-net level one trauma center: A unique opportunity to fulfill an unmet need
Young E., Reed M., Pham T., Gross J., Taitsman L., Kaplan S.
Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research. 2017 Jan

Letter from the Guest Editor
Gross J.
Seminars in Roentgenology. 2016 Jul:129

Imaging of Blunt Abdominal Solid Organ Trauma
Robinson J., Sandstrom C., Lehnert B., Gross J.
Seminars in Roentgenology. 2016 Jul:215-229

Imaging of Pelvic Ring and Acetabular Trauma
Sandstrom C., Gross J., Linnau K.
Seminars in Roentgenology. 2016 Jul:256-267

Multimodality approach for imaging of non-traumatic acute abdominal emergencies
Gangadhar K., Kielar A., Dighe M., O’Malley R., Wang C., Gross J., Itani M., Lalwani N.
Abdominal Radiology. 2016 Jan:136-148

Re: Urotrauma: AUA guideline
Gross J., Sandstrom C., Robinson J.
Journal of Urology. 2016 Jan:1065-1066