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Edward J. Gross grew up in Miami, FL and developed a keen interest in the study of Medicine as young man. His father, the late Edward F. Gross MD, was his mentor and passed on the ideals of a lifetime in medicine during a career that spanned over 30 years in Miami. Dr. Gross graduated with honors from the University of Miami where he received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry and then graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine, completing his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1989. He completed his surgical residency in Boston at Tufts University and Boston University, and was then granted a Fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery at Indiana University. He is double-board certified. He has been in practice for 17 years and has earned the confidence and referrals of many physicians in the community over the years. His excellence and passion for facial plastic surgery have consistently inspired the loyalty and trust from patients as well as physicians, establishing a successful practice at Primera.
Dr. Gross is widely acknowledged as an expert in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, specializing in Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty in Orlando. He is qualified by the Florida Board of Medicine. He has hospital priveleges at Orlando Regional Healthcare System (ORHS) and is recognized by the American Medical Association as a “Physician Who Cares”. Dr. Gross is active in community outreach programs and participates in the FACE TO FACE and FACES of HONOR charities, which provide pro-bono surgical care to victims of domestic violence, children suffering from facial deformities, and U.S. sevicemen and women with facial injuries and scars. He is one of only 750 surgeons worldwide certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS), and is an esteemed member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Gross is President of the Florida Society of Facial Plastic Surgery (FSFPS) and past-President of the Seminole County Medical Society. Dr. Gross serves as Volunteer Faculty at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. He currently holds an educational position with the Board (ABFPRS) as a board examination question writer, a process which certifies new doctors in the field. He has been voted ’ Best Plastic Surgeon‘ by the readers of Orlando Magazine and has been featured as an expert in his field in the Orlando Sentinel newspaper.
With a deep commitment to his profession, Dr. Gross’ focus is providing patients top quality care, precision artistry as a surgeon, and warmth from a physician who genuinely cares about his patients. These ideals resonated with Dr. Gross from a young age as he saw the dedication and compassion needed to take good care of patients from his father, the late Edward F. Gross MD, who was also a doctor and mentor. From the initial consultation to Post-Op and recovery care, Dr. Gross is dedicated to helping you look your best and to your well-being.
Trust Your Face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon ™
~ Edward J. Gross, M.D. ~
Most rewarding clinical experience(s):
- helping a teenager after a near fatal car accident with emergency surgery to reconstruct her severely injured face and neck– our team worked together all night and resulted in a save–and a very grateful family and patient.
- helping Elizabeth rebuild her face and her confidence, after surviving a life-threatening domestic violence assault
- saving Kaleb’s eyesight after he was attacked by a neighbors dog and severely bitten around his eye socket.
- giving Kelly back her confidence after removing years of sun damage and lines with phenol peel
- giving Diana a normal looking nose (and a new outlook on life!) after mutiple prior Rhinoplasties left her disfigured and embarassed about her appearance.
American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – 1998
American Board of Otolaryngology – 1995
National Board of Medical Examiners – 1990
University of Miami, Miami, Florida
Bachelor of Science - 1985
University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
Doctor of Medicine – 1989
General Surgery Internship:
Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts – 1989-90
Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Residency:
Tufts New England Medical Center & Boston University – 1990-94
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
University of Indiana Medical Center & Meridian Plastic Surgery Center, Indianapolis, Indiana – 1994-95
Dr. Gross is a certified diplomate of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a highly selective group consisting of only 750 qualified surgeons throughout the world. It’s members are board-certified, focusing on plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, eyes, nose, ears, head and neck. They are called upon for the most complex cases for their surgical skills and detailed knowledge of perhaps the most challenging of all areas human anatomy.
Why is this specialization important?
As knowledge of surgery has expanded over the years, more surgeons have chosen to sub specialize- notably in plastic surgery, and most importantly in facial plastic surgery, due to the complex anatomy of the face. As demand has arisen for these new cutting edge specialists, the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) was founded in 1986 to meet this public need.
The ABFPRS was organized to recognize facial plastic surgeons who had moved beyond initial certification. Other requirements include two-day written and oral examinations (psychometrically validated), peer review of at least fifty facial plastic surgery cases per year over two years, appropriate medical licensing, and adherence to the ABFPRS code of ethics. The ABFPRS written and oral examinations are statistically valid and meet or exceed ABMS standards. To achieve certification, one must have successfully completed an ACGME-approved residency training in one of the two fields comprehensively addressing facial plastic surgery head and neck surgery or general plastic surgery. This differentiates the ABFPRS from those other boards that certify in areas outside of their respective physicians’ ACGME training. The ABFPRS (unlike other cosmetic surgery boards) is accepted by every state medical board including Florida. The ABFPRS has certified more than 750 surgeons throughout the United States and Canada. ABFPRS certification assures the patient that his or her surgeon is a qualified specialist in facial plastic surgery.