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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Lowering the Ankle–Brachial Index Threshold in Blunt Lower Extremity Trauma May Prevent Unnecessary Imaging
Hemingway J., Adjei E., Desikan S., Gross J., Tran N., Singh N., Starnes B., Quiroga E.
Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2019 Jan

Young Man After Overdose
Lebin J., Wu E., McCoy A., Gross J.
Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2018 Oct:e109-e110

Young Woman With Abdominal Pain
Lebin J., Gross J., Stern S.
Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2018 Jul:104-114

Distal clavicle fracture radiography and treatment: a pictorial essay
Sandstrom C., Gross J., Kennedy S.
Emergency Radiology. 2018 Jun:311-319

Imaging of Acetabular Fractures: A Phantom Study Comparing Radiation Dose by Radiography and Computed Tomography
Favinger J., Zamora D., Kanal K., Gross J., Gunn M.
Seminars in Roentgenology. 2018 Jan

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