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Cary Gross, MD

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Founder and Director, Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center, Yale School of Medicine; Director, Adult Primary Care Center, Quality Improvement; Chair, National Clinician Scholars Program; Director, National Clinician Scholars Program



Dr. Cary Gross is a Professor of Medicine and Public Health, and Director of the National Clinician Scholars Program at Yale. Dr. Gross completed his residency in Internal Medicine at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and served as chief medical resident at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center the following year. His research addresses comparative effectiveness, quality, and health equity, with a focus on cancer prevention and treatment. He aims to use real-world research to generate knowledge that will inform change in clinical care and health policy. He is a founding Director of Yale’s Cancer Outcomes Public Policy and Effectiveness Research Center (COPPER). His research has been supported by the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, among others. As a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar, Dr. Gross has advanced training in biostatistics, epidemiology, research ethics, and outcomes research. Follow him on twitter: @cpgYale

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1999)
  • Chief Resident
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (1997)
  • Resident
    New York Hospital (1996)
  • Intern
    New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center (1994)
  • MD
    New York University School of Medicine (1993)
  • BA
    Johns Hopkins University (1989)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Elected MemberAssociation of American Physicians2022
Yale Cancer Center Award for Mentorship ExcellenceYale New Haven Hospital2021
MemberAmerican Society for Clinical Investigation2018
Visiting ProfessorJohns Hopkins School of Medicine2017
Paper of the Year, 2001. Gross CP, Steiner CA, Bass EB, Powe NR. Relation between prepublication release of clinical trial results and the practice of carotid endarterectomy. JAMA. 2000; 284:2886-93Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy2015
American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Mtg Resident Digital Poster Discussion Recognition AwardAmerican Society for Radiation Oncology2013
Population Sciences Research PrizeYale Cancer Center2013
Mid-Career Research Mentorship AwardSociety of General Internal Medicine2012
FellowAmerican College of Physicians2010
Connecticut Quality Improvement Partnership Silver Innovation PrizeConnecticut Quality Improvement Partnership2006
Joseph A. Zaccagnino Patient Safety and Clinical Quality AwardYale-New Haven Hospital2006
Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholars in Aging Research AwardNational Institute on Aging/ American Federation for Aging Research2004
Ralph I. Horwitz LecturerDepartment of Medicine2004
Clinical Investigator AwardSociety of General Internal Medicine, New England Region2003

Professional Service

Society of General Internal Medicine, Scientific Abstract Selection Committee (Clinical Epi/Effectiveness)Co-Chair2020 - Present
NCCN Institutional Representative for Young Investigator AwardReviewer2019
Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee, MedicareCommittee Member2019
Yale School of Public Health Standing Appointments and Advisory CommitteeCommittee Member2018 - Present
Yale Information Technology Services Advisory CommitteeCommittee Member2018 - Present
Yale-New Haven Hospital Primary Care Center Ambulatory Opioid Safety Task ForceChair2018 - Present
American Society for Clinical InvestigationMember2018 - Present
American Cancer Society: Health Policy and Health Services Research (CPHPS) Review CommitteeCommittee Member2017 - 2019
Yale School of Public Health, Search Committee for DeanCommittee Member2017
Yale University Senior Appointments & Promotions CommitteeCommittee Member2017 - Present
Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance FellowshipAd-hoc reviewer2015
Dutch Breast Cancer FoundationAd-hoc reviewer2015
Provocative Questions Initiative, National Cancer InstituteAd-hoc Member2014
Society of General Internal Medicine, Mid-Career Mentorship Award Selection CommitteeCommittee Member2013
American Society of Clinical OncologyMember2012 - Present
Yale Medical Group Epic Clinical Leadership CommitteeCommittee Member2011 - 2014
Yale School of Public Health, Cancer Outcomes Search CommitteeChair2011 - 2012
(Editorial Board Member), Journal of Geriatric OncologyGuest Editor2011 - Present
Health Services Outcomes and Delivery (HSOD), National Institutes of HealthAd-hoc Member2010
Pennsylvania State Cancer Research ConsortiumAd-hoc reviewer2010
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Annual Meeting Planning CommitteeChair2010
Yale-New Haven Hospital Department of Community Health, Clinical Quality Improvement Working Group CommitteeCommittee Member2007 - 2009
Scottish Executive Health Department, Chief Scientist OfficeAd-hoc reviewer2007
Cancer Research UK, Population and Behavioral Sciences CommitteeGrant Reviewer2007
CALGB Health Services Sub-Committee MeetingParticipant2007
Cadre Member, Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) Health Services Sub-CommitteeMember2007
Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee on Clinical Trial PolicyExpert Panel Member2006
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program Annual Meeting Planning CommitteeCo-Chair2006
American College of PhysiciansMember2006 - Present
Society of General Internal Medicine, New England Regional Clinical Investigator Award Selection CommitteeChair2004 - 2005
National Institute of Neurologic Disease and Stroke: Research on Research Integrity Special Emphasis Study SectionPanelParticipant2004
Johns Hopkins Evidence Practice Center Report: Knowledge and Access to Information on Recruitment of Medically Underserved Populations to Clinical TrialsExternal Reviewer2004
Expert Reviewer, Asociazone Nationale Medicine Cardiology Ospedalieri, Scientific CommitteeReviewer2003
Yale University General Internal Medicine Section Chief Search CommitteeCommittee Member2000 - 2002
Yale-New Haven Hospital Department of Community Health QI CommitteeDirector1999 - 2004
Community Health Care Van (Monthly)Physician1999 - 2004
(Consulting Editor), The Johns Hopkins Family Health BookGuest Editor1998
Society of General Internal MedicineMember1997 - Present

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