Douglas Gross, M.D., Ph.D.

Douglas Sayre Gross, M.D., Ph.D.


Pediatrics General

Global Health


  • Clinical Professor
  • Senior Lecturer, SOE


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Glassrock Building

2521 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2105
Clinic Referral Phone: 916-734-2105
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Gross is a general pediatrician who sees acutely ill or injured children in the UCDMC Urgent Care Clinic.  He also is an expert in pediatric global health and directs a training program in Pediatrics at the State University Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Gross teaches Human Gross Anatomy and Neuroanatomy to medical students and directs Human Gross Anatomy instruction for undergraduates on the Davis campus.


General Pediatrics
Cell Biology and Human Anatomy

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., UC Davis, Davis CA 1990

M.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI 1973

Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI 1976

B.A., Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster PA 1972

Internship: Pediatrics, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1990-1991


Pediatrics, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1991-1993

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics,

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, 2007

Republic of Kenya Medical License, 2005

Professional Memberships

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Golden Key International Honor Society

Sacramento Disaster Medical Assistance Team, DMAT-CA-11

Honors and Awards

Emil M. Mrak International Award, Cal Aggie Alumni Association, 2016

Distinguished Alumnus Award, UC Davis School of Medicine Alumni Association, 2014

Hibbard Williams Award for Extraordinary Achievement, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2011

Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Annual Award For Excellence in Teaching Basic Sciences, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, 1999, 2003, 2011

ASUCD Excellence in Education Award, UC Davis Associated Students, 2009, 2012,

Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award, University of California, Davis Academic Senate, 2007

C. John Tupper Prize for Excellence in Teaching, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2006

Distinguished Teaching Award, UC Davis Academic Senate, 2005

Association of American Medical Colleges Humanism in Medicine Award, Pfizer Humanities Institute, 2003

AOA Honor Medical Society, 1989

Senior Class Award as Outstanding Teacher of Basic Medical Sciences, University of California, School of Medicine, Davis, California, 1986

City of Davis Community Service Award of Merit, 1985, 1986

Senior Class Award of Effectiveness as a Teacher of Medical Sciences, University of California, School of Medicine, Davis, California, 1984

Kaiser Foundation Hospital Award for Excellence in Teaching Sciences Basic to Medicine, University of California, School of Medicine, Davis, California, 1983

Select Recent Publications

Rothfeld JM, Gross DS. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone within the organum vasculosum lamina terminalis in the ovariectomized, estrogen/progesterone-treated rat: a quantitative immunocytochemical study using image analysis. Brain Research. 1985;338:309-315.

Rothfeld JM, Carstens E, Gross DS. Neuronal responsiveness to gonadotropin-releasing hormone and its correlation with sexual receptivity in the rat. Peptides. 1985;6:603-608.

Aponte GW, Yamada T, Gross DS. Capillary orientation of rat pancreatic D-cell process: evidence for endocrine release of somatostatin. American Journal of Physiology. 1985;249:599-606.

Gross DS, Turgeon JL, Waring DW. The ovine pars tuberalis: a naturally occurring source of partially purified gonadotropes which secrete luteinizing hormone in vitro. Endocrinology. 1984;114:2084-2091.

Gross DS. The mammalian hypophysial pars tuberalis: a comparative immunocytochemical study. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 1984;56:283-298.

Gross DS, Rothfeld JM. Quantitative immunocytochemistry of hypothalamic and pituitary hormones: validation of an automated, computerized image analysis system. Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry. 1984;33:11-20.

Gross DS. Hormone production in the hypophysial pars tuberalis of intact and hypophysectomized rats. Endocrinology. 1983;112:733-744.

Filby AB, Gross DS. Distribution of immunoreactive somatostatin in the primate hypothalamus. Cell and Tissue Research. 1983;233:69-80.

Schanbacher BD, English HF, Gross DS, Santen RJ, Walker MF, Falvo RE. Animal model of isolated gonadotropin deficiency: I. Hormonal responses to LHRH immunoneutralization. Journal of Andrology. 1983;4:233-239.

English HF, Schanbacher BD, Gross DS, Walker MF, Falvo RE, Santen RJ. Animal model of isolated gonadotropin deficiency; II. Morphological responses to LHRH immunoneutralization. Journal of Andrology. 1983;4:240-247.