Dr. Steven Gross is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon at Lake Cook Orthopedics, a division of IBJI. His primary areas of interest include fracture care, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, management of arthritic conditions of the joints, and joint replacement.
Dr. Gross pursued his medical education in the Midwest and on the East Coast, attending medical school at the University of Michigan, then completing his residency at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York, NY. During his residency he was also educated at two of the busiest Level I trauma centers in New York City, obtaining exposure to all aspects of orthopedic care, including operative and non-operative management of a variety of conditions. His training included one- on-one mentoring by experts in all of the orthopedic subspecialties, including trauma, sports medicine, and joint replacement.
Rounding off his education with additional training in the advanced management of complex fractures and post-traumatic arthritis/ deformity, Dr. Gross completed a fellowship in Orthopedic Trauma and Fracture Management at one of the busiest trauma centers in the country, Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.
Now that he has returned to Northern Illinois, where he grew up, Dr. Gross enjoys an active lifestyle of hiking, playing guitar, and spending time with his family.
My goal is to work with each patient to create an individualized plan of care that maximizes recovery and speeds return to function
Articles (peer reviewed)
Schwarzkopf R, Hadley S, Weatherall JM, Gross SC, Marwin SE. Barbed sutures for arthroplasty closure: does it decrease the risk of glove perforation? Bull Hosp Jt Dis. 2012;70(4):250-3. 2.
Schwarzkopf R, Gross SC, Coopersmith R, Gidumal R. Ankle Fracture Surgery on a Pregnant Patient Complicated by Intraoperative Emergency Caesarian Section. Case Rep Orthop. 2013; Article ID 962794.
Gross SC, Galos D, Taormina D, Crespo A, Egol K, Tejwani N. Can Tibial Shaft Fractures Bear Weight After Intramedullary Nailing? A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Orthop Trauma. 2016 Jul;30(7):370-5.
Gross SC, Egol KA. Periprosthetic femoral fracture: locking plate fixation. In: Parvizi J, ed. The Knee: Reconstruction, Replacement, and Revision. Brooklandville, Maryland: Data Trace Publishing Company; 2013:93-1 – 93-15.
Tejwani NC, Konda SR, Gross SC. Ankle fractures and syndesmotic injuries. In: Ilyas AM, Rehman S, eds. Contemporary Surgical Management of Fractures and Complications. New Dehli, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013:926-952.
Articles and Contributions (non-peer reviewed)
Gross SC, Harper M. An analysis of depredation of added nutrients in Acacia colinsii and A. cornigera and how it relates to the activity of their resident Pseudomyrmex ant colonies. Organization for Tropical Studies Undergraduate Program Book. Fall 2002:66-74.
Gross SC. Differences in aggressiveness between two Paraponera clavata castes. Organization for Tropical Studies Undergraduate Program Book. Fall 2002:164-171.
2000 National Merit Scholar 2000 Presidential Scholar
2001 Phi Eta Sigma
2002 National Society of Collegiate Scholars
2008 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 2008 Cum Laude (Top 10% of graduating class)
2012-13 Executive Chief Resident
2013 Senior Resident Research Award
2013 Ranawat Award for Top Resident Paper (Eastern Ortho. Assn.)
“Very happy with the experience!”