Meet Dr. Alexander Gross, M.D.
Dr. Alexander Gross received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in biology from Emory University and then attended medical school at the University of South Florida’s College of Medicine. Upon receiving his medical degree he completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Emory University. He then completed a dermatology residency and fellowship at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Gross is board certified in both the fields of internal medicine and dermatology.
Dr. Gross lectures both locally and nationally, and has published numerous papers on dermatology. Dr. Gross is a Fellow American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American College of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. He is a member of the Annenberg Circle of Dermatology Foundation, the Atlanta Dermatological Association, the Georgia Dermatology Society, and the Southern Medical Association. In April 2008, Governor Sonny Perdue appointed Dr. Gross to the Georgia Composite Medical Board. Dr. Gross served as Chairman of the Board in 2011 and has been reappointed twice by Governor Nathan Deal. Dr. Gross was also influential in drafting and lobbying for the Medical and Laser Act that was passed in 2009, and chairs the laser licensing committee. He was influential in passage of The Georgia Indoor Tanning Act and The Georgia Physician Truth in Advertising Act.
In addition to his full time practice at Georgia Dermatology, Dr. Gross is an attending physician at Northside Forsyth Hospital. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Emory University, Assistant Clinical Professor of Community and Family Health Emory University Medical Center, Atlanta, GA., and trains residents and students from the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Gross is Clinical Dermatology Attending Physician for Georgia Baptist Hospital Family Practice Residency program, Emory University Hospital Physician’s Assistant program, Atlanta, GA, and Medical College of Georgia Physician’s Assistant Program in Augusta, GA. Dr. Gross also trains other physicians to perform tumescent liposuction and cosmetic injectables.
American Cancer Society
- Past chairman, Skin Cancer Committee, Greater Atlanta Unit
- Board of Directors and Leadership Council, 1983 through present
- Past president, DeKalb County Unit 1995-1996
- Past medical director, Atlanta Unit, 1996-1997
- Forsyth County Relay For Life Sponsor, 2001-present Forsyth County Department of Education -Skin Cancer Awareness Poster Contest Sponsor, 1997-present
- Forsyth County Department of Education -Skin Cancer Awareness Poster Contest Sponsor, 1997-present
International Dermatology award winning Mercy Care (mercycare.org) homeless shelter, primary physical, mental health and wellness needs center.
Dermatology Foundation Leader’s Society 2000-2001
Dermatology Foundation Annenberg Circle 2004-present
Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra -Encore Park Amphitheater Board of Directors, 2006-present
Awards & Honors
Dr. Gross’s extensive involvement and experience in the field of medicine has led him to many awards and honors:
American Academy of Dermatology
- Advocate of the Year Award, 2015
- Continuing Education Award, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2015
- Leadership Circle for Volunteerism
- Members Making a Difference 2005, 2013, 2015
- Presidential Citation 2013
American Cancer Society Outstanding Cancer Control Volunteer 2002
Allergan Botox Training Preceptor
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
- Preceptor for Botox, Soft Tissue Fillers, Tumescent Liposuction
- Patient Safety Hero Award 2013
Dermatology Research Abstract Symposium Winner, Vanderbilt University, June 1990
Miller Medical Clinic Fellow, Vanderbilt University, July 1990-1991
American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award, 1992
President’s Volunteer Service Award, 2009
Professional Societies & Organizations
- American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow
- Southern Medical Association
- Atlanta Dermatological Association
- American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Fellow
- American College of Laser Medicine and Surgery, Fellow
- American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Fellow
- Georgia Society for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
- Treasurer 2011-2012
- Secretary 2013-2014
After completing his residency at Vanderbilt, Dr. Gross made Georgia his home. He is married and has two adult sons. His interests outside of dermatology include his love of all types of music, watching professional sports, road biking, and occasionally playing the piano. Much of Dr. Gross’s spare time is spent volunteering and fund raising for numerous philanthropic organizations such as the American Cancer Society, The Arthritis Foundation, and Senior Citizens of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. which supports Meals on Wheels Atlanta and other programs that serve North Georgia Seniors. Dr. Gross shares his passion for helping the citizens of the north Georgia community with his wife as she has served as chairperson and organizer for such benefits as the Hospice Ball, Ballet Ball, Opera Ball and American Cancer Society Ball.