COL Kirby Gross, MD- Heeding the Call of Duty After 9/11
Updated: Aug 5
COL (Dr.) Gross joined the Army at 48 years old while in a thriving general surgery practice to do his part following the 9/11 attacks. 20 years later, he is still on active duty deploying with special forces and conventional units 10 times, totaling over 5.5 years. He received his MD at Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his General Surgery residency at Indiana University Medical Center. He also completed a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Vanderbilt University. He currently works with the Army Medical Department Military Civilian Trauma Team Training Program at Cooper University Hospital, Camden NJ.
In this episode, he shares how he sought to become an expert expeditionary surgeon and participated in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars for the past 20 years. He discusses his experience with all phases of the conflict, his primarily clinical military career, and how he seeks to train the next generation of expeditionary surgeons.
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