K. Douglas Gross, MPT, DPT, ScD, FAAOMPT, CPed, is an 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 evidence-based practice and the design and conduct of health sciences research.

  • BS, University of California, Berkeley
  • MPT, University of California, San Francisco
  • MSc, Boston University
  • DPT, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • ScD, Boston University
  • Lower extremity biomechanics
  • Biomechanical risk factors for knee and hip osteoarthritis

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