Kevin D. Gross, ScD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Clinical Epidemiology Research & Training

ScD, Boston University
MSc, Boston University School of Public Health
MSc, University of California San Francisco

K. Douglas Gross, MPT, DPT, ScD, FAAOMPT, CPed, is Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Prior to his arrival, Dr. Gross earned a Master of Physical Therapy degree from UC San Francisco and a Doctor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Science from Boston University. He completed a post-doctoral training program in Clinical Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Medicine with graduate studies in Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health. His post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree was awarded by the MGH Institute.

Dr. Gross is a full fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy and a respected clinical instructor of manual and manipulative techniques. He is also a Certified Pedorthist with expertise in the design and modification of therapeutic footwear to treat neuromusculoskeletal disorders. He is actively pursuing a line of clinical research focused on the identification of biomechanical risk factors for lower extremity osteoarthritis, and their modification using specialized footwear and other non-invasive devices.

In addition to teaching courses in the post-professional curricula at MGH Institute, Dr. Gross mentors students at all levels in the methods of evidenced-based practice and the design and conduct of health sciences research.
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  1. Hart HF, Gross KD, Crossley KM, Barton CJ, Felson DT, Guermazi A, Roemer F, Segal NA, Lewis CE, Nevitt MC, Stefanik JJ. Is step rate associated with worsening of patellofemoral and tibiofemoral joint osteoarthritis in women and men? The Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Mar 01.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30821927.
  2. Wink AE, Gross KD, Brown CA, Lewis CE, Torner J, Nevitt MC, Tolstykh I, Sharma L, Felson DT. Association of Varus Knee Thrust during Walking with Worsening WOMAC Knee Pain: The Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Sep 22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30242985.
  3. Lufler RS, Stefanik JJ, Niu J, Sawyer FK, Hoagland TM, Gross KD. The Association of Forefoot Varus Deformity with Patellofemoral Cartilage Damage in Older Adult Cadavers. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2017 Jun; 300(6):1032-1038.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27884055; DOI: 10.1002/ar.23524;.
  4. Stefanik JJ, Gross KD, Guermazi A, Felson DT, Roemer FW, Niu J, Lynch JA, Segal NA, Lewis CE, Lewis CL. Relation of Step Length to Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Detected Structural Damage in the Patellofemoral Joint: The Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2016 Jun; 68(6):776-83.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26413842; PMCID: PMC4809780; DOI: 10.1002/acr.22738;.
  5. White DK, Tudor-Locke C, Zhang Y, Niu J, Felson DT, Gross KD, Nevitt MC, Lewis CE, Torner J, Neogi T. Prospective change in daily walking over 2 years in older adults with or at risk of knee osteoarthritis: the MOST study. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2016 Feb; 24(2):246-53.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26318659; PMCID: PMC4724466; DOI: 10.1016/j.joca.2015.08.004;.
  6. Rezaeian ZS, Smith MM, Skaife TL, Harvey WF, Gross KD, Hunter DJ. Does knee malalignment predict the efficacy of realignment therapy for patients with knee osteoarthritis? Int J Rheum Dis. 2017 Oct; 20(10):1403-1412. PMID: 26171969.
  7. Townsend EL, Tamhane H, Gross KD. Effects of AFO use on walking in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a pilot study. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2015; 27(1):24-9. PMID: 25401456.
  8. White DK, Tudor-Locke C, Zhang Y, Fielding R, LaValley M, Felson DT, Gross KD, Nevitt MC, Lewis CE, Torner J, Neogi T. Daily walking and the risk of incident functional limitation in knee osteoarthritis: an observational study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Sep; 66(9):1328-36.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24923633; PMCID: PMC4146701; DOI: 10.1002/acr.22362;.
  9. Segal NA, Nevitt MC, Gross KD, Gross KD, Hietpas J, Glass NA, Lewis CE, Torner JC. The Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study: opportunities for rehabilitation research. PM R. 2013 Aug; 5(8):647-54. PMID: 23953013.
  10. Stefanik JJ, Niu J, Gross KD, Roemer FW, Guermazi A, Felson DT. Using magnetic resonance imaging to determine the compartmental prevalence of knee joint structural damage. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2013 May; 21(5):695-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23428598; PMCID: PMC3638815; DOI: 10.1016/j.joca.2013.02.003;.
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