Title: Professor of Neurosurgery
Company: Houston Methodist Hospital
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Robert Grossman, Professor of Neurosurgery at Houston Methodist Hospital, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in neurosurgery and medical education.
Dr. Grossman began his higher education at Swarthmore College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1953. He continued his education at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he earned an MD in 1957, and became an intern at the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital. In 1958, he enlisted in the United States Army, where he served in the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research until his honorable discharge in 1960. Dr. Grossman returned to Columbia University as a resident in Presbyterian Hospital, where he remained until 1963. He started his own academic practice on medicine, specializing in neurological surgery. In 1963, he also became an instructor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and rose to the rank of associate professor of neurological surgery before he left the university in 1968. Dr. Grossman then transitioned to a position at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, as an associate professor. He became a professor of neurological surgery in 1973, and left to take a role as a professor and the chairman of the division of neurological surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where he remained until 1980.
Continuing his career as a neurological surgeon and educator, Dr. Grossman spent 25 years as professor and chair of the department of neurosurgery at the Baylor College of Medicine, from 1980 to 2005. From 2005 to 2013, he served as the director of the neurological institute and the chairman of the department of neurosurgery at Houston Methodist Hospital, and now works solely at his academic practice. Dr. Grossman has been a member of the Board of Science Counselors, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the United States Public Health Service. He was the recipient of the Albert and Ellen Grass Foundation Prize and Medal from the Society of Neurological Surgeons, and the Cushing Medal from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Grossman has served as chairman of the editorial board for the Journal of Neurosurgery, and co-authored a neurobiology textbook, but his proudest achievement is training over 100 different residents in neurosurgery throughout his career.
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