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Andrew J. Gross


Co-director, Scleroderma Center
Medical Director, Rheumatology
Loves working with people, family time and outdoor adventure

Dr. Andrew J. Gross, a rheumatologist, is co-director of the UCSF Scleroderma Center and medical director of rheumatology at UCSF. An expert in caring for people with scleroderma (a condition that causes tightening of the skin and connective tissues) and other complex autoimmune diseases, he enjoys developing long-term relationships with patients and families as he supports them in living full lives with autoimmune diseases. Gross collaborates closely with his rheumatology colleagues and specialists throughout UCSF to provide comprehensive care.

Gross's research investigates of the causes of scleroderma. He collaborates with immunology researchers at UCSF to seek new treatments for scleroderma, which they believe will be discovered by better understanding how cells of the immune system become deregulated.

A native of Washington, D.C., Gross earned his medical degree at Tufts University. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in rheumatology at Tufts Medical Center, where he remained for another year as faculty in rheumatology. In 2003, he joined UCSF and completed a post-graduate fellowship in microbiology and immunology. He joined the UCSF faculty in 2008.

  • Education

    Tufts University School of Medicine, 1996

  • Residencies

    New England Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1999

  • Fellowships

    New England Medical Center, Rheumatology, 2002

  • Board Certifications

    Rheumatology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


Everything I do, as a physician, I do to transform what is possible for human beings and their health.

Where I see patients (3)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    291 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 02, 2023
    A+++ seamless experience on this visit
    Nov 10, 2023
    Dr. Gross has changed my life and made it enjoyable again! I can't thank him enough.
    Nov 09, 2023
    I have every confidence in my Dr. He is very knowledgeable and professional. He listens to my comments. He is very thorough in his physical exam. I really like the way he responds immediately to anything he finds needed e.g. a referral or a prescription is done on the spot! He is very pleasant to be with during the office visit leaving me feeling as though I can be open and relaxed in discussing my diagnosis with him.
    Oct 22, 2023
    Dr. Gross is outstanding.
    Oct 13, 2023
    He is the best Doctor. I am so happy to have him.
    Oct 05, 2023
    Doctor & resident kind organized empathetic and knowledgeable. I am grateful.
    Sep 28, 2023
    I love Dr. Gross. He listens asks great questions and gives good info
    Sep 05, 2023
    Dr Gross is an exceptional care provider. He is thorough comprehensive and very responsive. It is a privilege to have him as a specialist.
    Aug 16, 2023
    Love this doctor
    Jul 03, 2023
    Dr Gross has treated me for many years . He is excellent. I find him to always to be a kind and caring Doctor.
    Jun 23, 2023
    Even though he was behind in patient appt times he listened to everything I said asked questions examined areas of concern and reviewed everything back to me ensuring we didn't skip anything. He never rushes making me feel that I am important and not just a patient. Best asset to the Scleroderma Clinic and UCSF!
    Jun 09, 2023
    Dr Gross was excellent in understanding my condition asking good questions speaking aloud his thought process in troubleshooting my issues and offering options to consider.
    Jun 04, 2023
    Excellent experience!!!!!
    May 28, 2023
    Dr. Andy Gross is one of the best doctors I've ever been to in my life. He listens comes up with great solutions and is always there when I am in trouble with my RA he's amazing and also a stand up human being. I feel very very lucky to have him as my rheumatologist.
    May 27, 2023
    I consider myself really lucky to have Dr. Andrew Gross as my Doctor. Besides that he is a wealth of knowledge he is the most caring human being in this planet.
    May 26, 2023
    Extremely good appointment
    May 26, 2023
    Andy is a superb doctor.
    May 24, 2023
    Dr. Gross is exceptional.
    May 21, 2023
    Dr. Andy Gross is absolutely tops!
    May 12, 2023
    Dr Gross always listens carefully to my questions and answers them thoroughly to my satisfaction
    Apr 21, 2023
    Very best care
    Apr 19, 2023
    Dr. Gross is the best rheumatologist I've ever seen and I feel extremely fortunate to be under his care. He always listens. He always tries to solve the issues that I'm having with my joints and he's just an all around compassionate empathetic wonderful human being the world needs more Doctors/ people like him
    Apr 08, 2023
    I trust Dr Gross with my life. Having a serious medical issue is not easy but knowing I have him on my side makes it easier to handle. I am grateful for his experience and knowledge.
    Apr 07, 2023
    Dr Gross made me feel like he had all day to talk to me. I feel educated and heard.
    Mar 30, 2023
    Good experience
    Mar 02, 2023
    I live over 100 miles from UCSF and the level of care I get from Dr. Gross is worth every mile to get here. He always makes time to explain everything that is going on and to answer any questions or address any concerns I may have.
    Feb 24, 2023
    Dr Gross is very thorough professional and friendly. Very fruitful visit every time.
    Feb 23, 2023
    Great thoughtful advice efficiently provided
    Feb 19, 2023
    Always excellent care and listens to his patient.
    Feb 03, 2023
    Feb 03, 2023
    Dr Gross is awesome!! If it wasn't for my surgeon that referred me and him I'd probably still be a hot mess.
    Jan 26, 2023
    Dr. Gross has expertise wise advice and a kind listening ear.
    Jan 20, 2023
    He always has time to listen and hear what I'm saying
    Jan 16, 2023
    Every staff member I have interacted with has been extremely kind and attentive.
    Dec 16, 2022
    Dismissive derisive uncaring. I would never wish to repeat this experience.
    Nov 26, 2022
    Dr Gross always makes me feel like I am his only patient. He listens he cares he understands and he wants to help
    Nov 25, 2022
    Dr Gross is the best! He is not only extremely smart and knowledgeable but also kind and takes his time to listen to his patient's concerns. He answered all of my questions and worked with me to determine next steps. UCSF is very lucky to have Dr Gross!
    Nov 19, 2022
    Dr. Gross is very knowledgeable conscientious caring and goes out of his way to listen and help me orders more tests to verify the condition of the patient follows up "never in a hurry". It is a real Privilege to be his patients.
    Nov 17, 2022
    Dr Gross' expertise with the very rare syndrome I have and his approach to care is awesome
    Nov 17, 2022
    I am very impressed with Dr. Gross. He is caring is not in a rush and listens.
    Nov 15, 2022
    Dr. Gross is great!
    Nov 11, 2022
    Dr Gross emulates the model for all physicians.
    Nov 10, 2022
    Dr. Gross is a top-notch rheumatologist always there when I need him when I'm having issues and he really cares about my pain in my health! I feel so blessed to have him as my rheumatologist!
    Nov 04, 2022
    Dr Gross is the best physician I have ever come across. Knowledge care and experience to be able to care for me and my disease are all 10+
    Nov 02, 2022
    Dr. Gross was superb !
    Oct 30, 2022
    Dr Gross is certainly a model for how a physician should interact with and support a patient. I am fortunate and grateful for his care.
    Oct 30, 2022
    Very informative appointment
    Oct 14, 2022
    So happy with professionals at your hospital
    Oct 11, 2022
    Dr. Andrew Gross is the best. You are lucky to have him on your staff.
    Sep 08, 2022
    I wish all doctors would be like Dr Gross and staff. The day before I wasted many many hours 9:15am to 4pm at the emergency room and left with no help results . Needs attention.
    Aug 25, 2022
    Very gd experience i'm so happy to habe a provider like Dr Gross
    Aug 23, 2022
    I feel that I have always been treated with respect and concern by my doctor. I recommend him to everyone
    Aug 21, 2022
    Aug 09, 2022
    Dr. Gross is an amazing Dr and he's always responsive and I get great care From him and his team!
    Jul 15, 2022
    Dr Gross sees many patients with my rare disease so is very informed and explains all in a way that's confidence inspiring and easy to understand
    Jul 10, 2022
    Dr. Gross has been treating me for 2+years and has been extremely helpful in this journey. I'm grateful to has him as my doctor.
    Jul 08, 2022
    Extremely positive. Listening compassion and clear advice all much appreciated.
    Jun 09, 2022
    Very good experience
    Jun 09, 2022
    Dr Gross is by far the BEST physician I have ever had! He diagnosed my autoimmune disease 6 years ago when all other doctors could not. He got me on the right track of recovery and being able to live comfortably with my disease.
    Jun 04, 2022
    Dr Gross is as good as they come - super competent super nice and super patient.
    Jun 02, 2022
    Very informative on why my skin may be breaking out and scratchy throat. I am applying the advice
    May 26, 2022
    Provider has always been respectful and caring. This visit was brusque and different.
    May 18, 2022
    Dr. Gross very quickly diagnosed my disease ordered confirmatory tests connected me with other specialists who could help and monitor my developing condition(s) and helped with medications and lifestyle changes that have dramatically improved my quality of life.
    Apr 22, 2022
    He was extremely professional yet warm and seemed interested in my overall health and well being. He had a great sense of humor and was great to talk with as he was a great listener. There is no doubt about his knowledge and willingness to guide me through this disease. In my experience a rare human being.
    Mar 25, 2022
    Dr. Gross is an excellent and very knowledgeable RA Doctor. His is indeed one of a kind. You are lucky to have him. I wish all my doctors were as good as he is.
    Mar 18, 2022
    Dr Gross provided extremely comprehensive and clear information on my condition and next steps for treatment. Great experience. I'm very thankful to have him on my care team.
    Mar 11, 2022
    Excellent and very personable.
    Mar 03, 2022
    Andy is the best!
    Feb 25, 2022
    I am just beginning my health journey but I feel like I am in good hands
    Feb 22, 2022
    My doctor recommended a bone scan. I think this is a good idea but I have grave concerns about possible exposure to COVID. I did not think my doctor took these very seriously.

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