Joel Alan Gross M.D.

Joel Alan Gross M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Radiology & Imaging, Traumatology


Radiology and Imaging Services




Primary Location

Radiology/Imaging Services at Harborview

325 9th Ave., 1st Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.744.3105|Map It 


Dr. Gross is the director of emergency and trauma radiology, as well as the fellowship director. He is a UW associate professor in the Department of Radiology. He is an expert in imaging of trauma patients, with an interest and experience in appropriate and effective imaging, to optimize information extracted to improve patient care while minimizing time spent in imaging and radiation dose. He also has extensive expertise in the imaging of urologic trauma.

Dr. Gross earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science from the University of California at San Diego, and his M.D. from the University of California at Davis. He completed an internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Following his fellowship at UW/HMC in emergency and trauma radiology in 2000-2001, he joined the section, and eventually accepted the position as director.

He is a fellow of the American Society of Emergency Radiology, where he continues to serve in multiple roles, and is board certified in diagnostic radiology.

Patient Care Philosophy

With the tremendous experience and skill of all the teams at HMC, I am honored to be able to care for patients needing care for traumatic and non-traumatic emergencies. My goals are to obtain the most appropriate imaging for patients, in a timely and optimal manner, to allow their care providers to rapidly determine whether or not a medical problem exists, and how to manage it.

Personal Interests

Travel, photography, technology, movies.

Clinical Interests

Optimal trauma imaging protocols; appropriate and radiation sensitive imaging; urologic trauma imaging; appropriate management of incidental findings.

Research Interests

Trauma imaging; appropriate and radiation sensitive imaging; urologic trauma imaging; appropriate management of incidental findings.


Univ. of Calif. DavisMedical education1994
Cedars Sinai Medical CenterResidencyRadiology
HMC - Dept. of RadiologyFellowshipEmergency Radiology
Santa Clara Valley Medical CenterInternship
Univ. of Utah SOMFellowshipAbdominal Imaging & Intervention


Board Certifications

American Board of RadiologyDiagnostic Radiology1999
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