As dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Robert I. Grossman leads both NYU School of Medicine and NYU Hospitals Center, the latter comprising Tisch Hospital, the Hospital for Joint Diseases, the Hassenfeld Pediatric Center, and the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine. He assumed these responsibilities on July 1, 2007.
Dr. Grossman joined NYU in 2001 as the Louis Marx Professor of Radiology, chairman of the Department of Radiology, and professor of neurology, neurosurgery, and physiology and neuroscience. In his previous position at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he had been professor of radiology, neurosurgery, and neurology; chief of neuroradiology; and associate chairman of radiology.
A prolific and highly respected scientist, Dr. Grossman was awarded the Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1999 for his work on multiple sclerosis. He was a member (1995-2000) and chairman (1997-2000) of the Diagnostic Radiology Study Section at NIH, was appointed to the NIH’s National Advisory Council for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (2003-2007), and, in 2004, became the first recipient of the American Society of Neuroradiology Education and the Research Foundation’s annual Outstanding Contributions in Research Award in recognition of lifelong accomplishment and consistent excellence in clinical neuroscience. In 2010, he received the International Society in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine’s (ISMRM) Gold Medal for his pioneering research in magnetic resonance in medicine and biology. In addition, he was named as a Distinguished Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Bordeaux, France.
Alongside his award-winning research, Dr. Grossman has been a passionate educator and widely published scholar. He has trained over 100 fellows, many of whom occupy prominent positions worldwide, and has authored over 300 publications and five books, including Neuroradiology: The Requisites, a best-selling textbook in neuroradiology, with over 45,000 copies sold.
Dr. Grossman received his BS in biology, Phi Beta Kappa, from Tulane University, and his MD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his internship at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston in 1973, and two years of a neurosurgery residency from 1974 to 1976 at the University of Pennsylvania, a radiology residency at the University of Pennsylvania in 1979, and a two-year fellowship in neuroradiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1981. He is board-certified in radiology and neuroradiology.