Thomas Gross

National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Dr. Thomas Gross is the Deputy Director of Science for the Center for Global Health at the US National Cancer Institute (NCI). In his position at the Center for Global Health at the US NCI, Dr. Gross is responsible for facilitating international research and clinical trials for cancer and other rare disease, such as the histiocytic diseases. Dr. Gross graduated with a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Nebraska and subsequently earned a combined MD-PhD degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). Dr. Gross served as the Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center from 1998-2002. From 2002 until the summer of 2013, he was the Division Chief and Gordon Teter Chair for Cancer Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Gross’s honors include membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; several endowed visiting professorships, an NIH Merit Award and America’s Top Doctors and The Best Doctors in America. Dr. Gross has authored over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and textbook chapters. His areas of research interests include lymphomas and cancers associated with immune deficiency.