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Steven Grossman, MD

Assistant Dean of Outreach and Career Development
Student Affairs
Medical Education and Clinical Sciences


Steven Grossman, MD, is a Syracuse native came to the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine from Ohio, where he served as the director of two hospice and palliative care programs and as a professor and faculty member of the Northeastern Ohio Medical University and the Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine.

He has actively been involved in medical student and residency teaching precepting and mentoring at the bedside and in the classroom since entering practice. Dr. Grossman completed his medical training at New York Medical College, his residency training and board certification in family medicine with NEOMED, as well as academic fellowships in education and leadership.

He has held multiple positions of leadership within the medical community, serving as Family Medicine Chair and on the executive boards of two community health care systems, local and state medical societies, and served the Ohio and American Academies of Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

He has also been named to the board of directors of many business, religious and nonprofit organizations as a spokesperson for the elderly, chronically ill and those needing a health care advocate.

Dr. Grossman has been intimately involved with student and graduate medical education throughout his professional career, and has received local, regional and national lecture invitations and awards from students and institutions for his excellence in teaching and his contribution to education. After 20 years as a small town community family doctor, he helped build and become chair of a 24-physician primary care practice spanning two counties and four office locations, where he and his partners provided home and hospital care spanning the spectrum from prenatal care and deliveries to death.

His wife and the mother of his two sons died from pancreatic cancer after a three-month illness. By serendipity, he met the future Founding Dean of Florida State University College of Medicine, the first new allopathic school in decades, and was ultimately recruited to Tallahassee to become a founding faculty member and director of career development. He later was convinced to return to the Buckeye State and become the first full-time medical director of the oldest hospice program in Ohio overseeing the development of the region’s only 16-bed in-patient Hospice facility. He was again recruited to a nearby community, where he served as medical director of a second hospice and palliative care program, again overseeing the creation and building of a 12-bed in-patient hospice facility while developing both an in-patient and out-patient palliative care service.

After 12 years in End of Life Care, Steve transitioned to teaching a “Reflective Practice Humanities” course to medical students, a part-time palliative care consultation role at a small community health care system, and a position as director of a health coach program serving patients without family or local support by training pre-med, medical, nursing and PharmD students to serve as “Patient-Advocates” both in their homes, hospital and within the health care system.

In November of 2016, Dr. Grossman and his wife Patricia, a family practice and cardio-thoracic advance nurse practitioner became new faculty of the ESFCOM, working remotely and screening applicants, moving to Spokane in March 2017. Together, they have four married children who all live in the Northeast, and both enjoy travel, exploring, artistic endeavors and living on the water.

Steve Grossman
Assistant Dean of Outreach and Career Development