Neil Grossman, M.D., a pediatric cancer expert with a special interest in sickle cell anemia, has been named director of pediatric hematology/oncology at the University of Maryland Hospital for Children. Dr. Grossman has also joined the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He comes to Baltimore after four years in Richmond, where he was a professor of pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University and director of pediatric inpatient services at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals.
Dr. Grossman is known for his expertise in treating children with cancer and blood diseases, as well as his attentive care to his patient's psychosocial needs. Jay Perman, M.D., chief of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland Hospital for Children, says Dr. Grossman is the type of caring physician he wanted to recruit. "I worked with Dr. Grossman in Richmond, and I know firsthand how committed he is to his patients and their families," says Dr. Perman, who is also professor and chair of pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Dr. Grossman received his medical degree in 1976 from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his internship, residency and a fellowship in pediatrics at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
After serving as the director of pediatric hematology/oncology at Baltimore City Hospitals in the early 1980's, Dr. Grossman moved to Ohio where he went on to become director of the hematology/oncology outpatient clinic at Columbus Children's Hospital and became a professor of clinical pediatrics at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Also in Ohio, Dr. Grossman was the director of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at Columbus Children's Hospital. In 1998, he moved to Richmond.
During his 25 years of treating pediatric patients, Dr. Grossman has written dozens of abstracts and journal articles. He also speaks and lectures frequently.
"I am tremendously pleased to be back in Baltimore," says Dr. Grossman, who sees opportunity for growth within the hematology/oncology division at the University of Maryland Hospital for Children. "I want to expand our clinical services and research activities. That will include our participation in hematology and oncology clinical trials, as well as creating a new comprehensive sickle cell center," says Dr. Grossman.
Dr. Grossman's wife, Lindsey Grossman, M.D., has also been hired as a pediatrician for the University of Maryland Hospital for Children and has joined the pediatrics faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is on familiar ground because she, too, completed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
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